12:30pm - 2:00pm




Free to attend

Hosted by the CIWEM West Midlands branch

Event description

Today most of us are reliant on gas to heat our homes and businesses, with 85% of households using gas central heating. But a waste product of burning gas for heat energy is carbon dioxide (CO2), a greenhouse gas which, when released into the atmosphere, contributes to the climate emergency. In contrast, when we burn hydrogen to produce heat energy the only waste product is water vapour.

Heating, cooking and industrial processes account for 37% of the UK’s CO2 emissions. So, to reach the climate change target of net zero by 2050 and dramatically lower these emissions, we need a green alternative to natural gas. Hydrogen has the potential to be that green alternative.

The UK’s commitment to accelerate the pace of change means it is vital that UK industry and commerce that currently relies on natural gas as an energy supply, understands the role of hydrogen and its implications on their business.

This webinar will explore the role hydrogen can play in reaching net zero.

Part of the CIWEM Climate Emergency Adaption and Resilience Net Zero digital series.

Register for 10 May 2021

About the speakers

Antony Green

Antony Green is the project director, hydrogen at National Grid. He has responsibility for leading the thinking for gas transmission to play its role in the pathway to net zero through decarbonising the network either through hydrogen blends or even a full transition to hydrogen.

Prior to this role Tony was head of engineering and asset management for gas transmission. A civil engineer by degree, Tony has worked in the utilities and infrastructure sectors for over 30 years. He began his career at Severn Trent before moving to Advantica and then DNV GL in a variety of business and sector leadership roles providing a broad range of advisory services and asset management solutions.

Tony is a Chartered Engineer and a Fellow of both CIWEM and IGEM. As immediate past President of IGEM he is a member of the Executive Board and Council and is also board member of GERG and Marcogaz.

Booking and joining information

This event is open to members and non-members of CIWEM.

This webinar will be hosted on the Zoom platform and will be recorded. Please note that registrations will close 24 hours before the event starts. If you have not registered before that time, unfortunately we cannot add you to the event. You will receive an email with joining instructions after you have successfully registered for the webinar and the registration has been approved by our team. If you have any questions about your booking or would like to cancel your attendance, please contact barbara.woods@ciwem.org.

Please make sure you add this event to your calendar, all you need to do is copy the body text of the joining instruction email, go to your Calendar, create a new calendar appointment, set the start and end date and time, paste the text and click the "Save & Close" button.

If you have any queries about this talk, please contact PhilDyke@stantec.com.

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