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A Low Carbon Pathway for the Energy Industry

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We want to explore some of the opportunities and barriers both employers and employees of the energy sector may face as we move towards a low carbon future.

Understanding the drivers and barriers to a low carbon future is the focus of a seminar taking place in Aberdeen next week. 

‘A Low Carbon Pathway for the Energy Industry’ has been organised as part of the Low Carbon at Work project and will explore everyday practices and behaviours undertaken by staff in large organisations with a particular focus on staff working in the energy industry.

The seminar aims to identify the challenges facing the oil and gas sector during a transition to a low carbon future as well as how the shift to renewable energy production will affect the social and economic factors in the North East region.

Dr Tony Craig, who has organised the seminar says, “We want to explore some of the opportunities and barriers both employers and employees of the energy sector may face as we move towards a low carbon future as well as look at the relationships between operational policies within the energy sector and the actions individuals themselves can take.”

The European Union funded project involves partners from seven countries and includes The James Hutton Institute, formed in April this year by uniting the Macaulay Land Use Research Institute and the Dundee based SCRI.

The seminar takes place between 9am and 12:30pm at the James Hutton Institute, Craigiebuckler, Aberdeen. The seminar is free and open to the public but prior registration is required by contacting Jenna Gray on 01224 395065 or jenna.gray@hutton.ac.uk

The seminar programme can be found online at www.hutton.ac.uk/events/locaw

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Further information:

The Low Carbon at Work (LOCAW) project aims to advance our understanding of the drivers of and barriers to sustainable lifestyles by an integrative investigation of the determinants of everyday practices and behaviours within large scale organisations

The project will analyse

  • the patterns of production and consumption in the workplace with their resulting greenhouse gas emissions; 
  • organisational strategies to reduce emissions and implement EU regulations regarding the greening of their production processes. 
  • everyday practices and behaviours at work of employees on different levels of decision-making within the organisation. 
  • the relationship between behaviours and practices at work and behaviours and practices outside work. 
  • the patterns of interaction between relevant agents and stakeholders in the organisation‘s environment and the resulting barriers and drivers for implementing sustainable practices and behaviours in the workplace. 

Details are available at: www.locaw-fp7.com

More information from: 

Bernardo Rodriguez-Salcedo, Media Manager, Tel: +44 (0)1224 395089 (direct line), +44 (0)344 928 5428 (switchboard) or +44 (0)7791 193918 (mobile).

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The James Hutton Research Institute is the result of the merger in April 2011 of MLURI and SCRI. This merger formed a new powerhouse for research into food, land use, and climate change.