Three speakers are on the line-up at ‘Hull Carbon Neutral 2030.’
They are Martin Budd, environment and climate change strategic advisor at Hull City Council, Prof. Parsons at the University, and Andy Parkinson, chair of Marketing Humber.
The three speakers will each share their vision for a carbon neutral Hull during the event, which will run from 6pm to 8pm on March 9.
Mr Parkinson said: “The University has worked with a large industry consortium to pull together an initial programme for what we call Energy Estuary 2.0.
“That comprises of a series of cutting-edge projects which will allow the university, public sector and industry to create technologies that will tackle the climate crisis.
“In the Humber region, half of the population is employed in sectors associated with high carbon – this event is really important as we are increasingly bringing together different groups of people to understand our role what we can deliver together.”
Prof. Parsons will discuss the University’s ambition to be carbon neutral by 2027.
Announced last November at the Waterline Summit in Hull, the University has set its sights on a transition to renewable sources of energy to power the campus.
The University is also exploring a range of technologies to create a highly efficient infrastructure, including storing energy from renewable sources on campus to use when energy demand increases, using boilers which generate heat and power from biogas grown from plants and using heat and hot water pumps which power down when there is less activity on campus.
Joining Prof. Parsons at the event on March 9 is Hull City Council’s Martin Budd.