Academic Forum: "Power Market and Environmental Improvement"
Peking University HSBC Business School UK campus held first series of academic forums on the topic of "Power market and environmental improvement"
On the afternoon of May 29 2018, the first series of the academic forum at the UK campus of Peking University HSBC Business School took place. Focusing on the theme of "Power Market and environmental improvement", the academic forum invited a number of researchers from Swansea University, Cambridge University, Tsinghua University and Oxford University, as well as industry experts from the UK National Grid and industry experts from the Beili Management Consulting Group. The purpose of the forum was to explore cutting-edge research topics in the energy and carbon markets.
The academic forum was presided by Professor Liu Shaojia, head of the UK campus. Four academic representatives conducted regional to global reports on the topics of pricing of the UK electricity market, the current status of carbon trading in China, climate change and carbon trading. Among them, Dr. Li Jinke, a lecturer in economics at Swansea University, presented his research on "The impact of wind power development on British electricity pricing".
Guo Bowei, a PhD student from the Faculty of Economics at Cambridge University, made a report entitled "Dynamic electricity prices, demand response and regulation in the electricity market: Irish smart meter data case".
Wang Yu, a visiting scholar at Judge Business School at Cambridge University, spoke about carbon quotas and transactions in China.
Dr. Mengjing, a researcher at the Center for Environmental, Energy and Natural Resource Governance at Cambridge University, shared the centre's outcome of the latest project "Climate Change and transaction analysis in the context of South-South cooperation".
The four academic reports focused on the cutting-edge academic achievements from the perspective of the Chinese and English. The reports were reviewed by industry experts including the British National Grid China-European market manager, the vice president of the China-British Energy Association, Dr. Ma Zhibo, the director of Poyry Management Consulting Group Dr. Phil Hare, and the researcher at the Institute of Environmental Change at Oxford University, Dr. Bettina Wittneben.
As the first of a series of academic forums in the British campus of Peking University HSBC Business School, the event provides an excellent platform for exchange and collision between academic frontiers, policy specifications and industry development. The event also laid a good foundation for future series of academic forums. Hereafter, the campus will regularly hold a variety of high-end academic seminars and cross-disciplinary academic forum activities on different topics, to provide high-quality platform and exchange opportunities for China-British academic exchanges, cultural gatherings, and discussions.