Professor Peter Pearson (Imperial College London) discusses the history and future of the UK gas industry by the six transitions of gas. This helps to understand the energy sector challenges as it moves to low carbon. The transitions span the coal-gas installation at industrial scale for lighting in the textile industry (18th Century), to ‘urban pipes network’ for gas distribution (1812), nationalisation (1948), gas from oil in the 1960s and the Climate Change Act in 2008.
Professor Pearson presented as part of the In Search of 'Good' Energy Policy Research Network seminar series.
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