Talk on Sustainable Energy by Visiting Professor from Northern Ireland on May 21

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Aoife Foley, a lecturer at Queens University Belfast in Northern Ireland, will speak on “Decarbonization, mysticism and the sustainable energy transition” on May 21 at 11 a.m. in E-Lab 2, room 118. The event is free and open to the public.

The Paris Agreement prioritizes finance, technology and capacity-building to rapidly deploy renewable and sustainable energy technologies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in answer to the challenge of climate change. As these technologies grow globally, many aspects of the natural, human and built environment will need to be rethought. This talk examines the mysticism of decarbonization and the sustainable energy transition, considering the hubris of people balanced with the planet and profits.

Foley, editor-in-chief of “Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews” is a reader and advisor with the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Queen’s University Belfast. Her research focuses on wind forecasting, wind power integration, power and gas systems and transport electrification.