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Ep 3. Industrial decarbonisation and hydrogen energy, Prof Joe Howe

Professor Joe Howe, chair of the North West Hydrogen Alliance (NWHA) and executive director of the Thornton Energy Institute joins us in the studio for our third PSE podcast, bringing with him unbridled enthusiasm and solutions for saving the world from Climate Change.

With hosts Emily Rodgers and Ailsa Cowen, the conversation kept flowing in the PSE podcast room in Manchester as we explore with Joe the alternative ways of energy production and consumption.

Main topics include industrial decarbonisation, carbon capture and storage through the repurposing of existing infrastructure and how hydrogen could be key to reaching net zero carbon.

Joe’s infectious positivity breathes fresh air into a conversation with a typically grim outlook, sharing his ideas of an ‘Air BnB’ of cars, hydrogen energy and the importance of letting children know that science is ‘super cool’.

If you want to find out which sector will be the hardest to decarbonise, how we can do it and why “the North is a fabulous place to begin”, this podcast is for you. Professor Howe will be joining the line-up of EvoNorth speakers and the conference in March to collaborate with the key people who can help us reach our net zero targets. 

Listen now on Spotify and Apple music by searching WeArePSE or listen on our website 

On the 4th and 5th of March in Manchester, the EvoNorth conference is uniting hundreds of chief executives, directors and senior managers from across the Northern Powerhouse responsible for the delivery of transformational public services to the millions of citizens located in the North.

Over the two days delegates get to collaborate and share best practice through a series of seminars, panel discussions, workshops and innovation hubs focusing on improved outcomes and transformational public services and get to hear from an eclectic mix of speakers and panellists including Sir Merrick Cockell from Localis and the UK Municipal Bonds Agency; Cllr James Jamieson of the LGA; Tim Wood, Northern Powerhouse Rail Director, Transport for the North; Roger Marsh, Chair of NP11 and many more... 

 Click here to secure your subsidised tickets to this CPD accredited event for only £89.95 each and save over £200.


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