Huilian Liao, Speaker at Climate Change Conferences 2022
Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom
Title : Net zero transition in power/energy sector


Energy sector around the world is going through ambitious transition to Net Zero by 2050, driven by the threat of global warming and climate changes. However, this sector still falls well behind what is required to bring the global energy-related CO2 emission to the net zero target. There are multiple pathways/routes to reach Net Zero depending on policy imperatives, low carbon technology development on the energy chain (from energy supply to the end users), and the level of stakeholders’ engagements etc. I will present these different pathways from economic, technical and environmental perspectives, addressing their challenges and the strategic roadmap in order to achieve net zero target.


Dr. Huilian Liao is currently a senior lecturer in Electrical Engineering at Sheffield Hallam University (SHU), researching on innovative methodologies/tools to help the transition of power systems towards net zero. She received her PhD degree in 2011 at the University of Liverpool. After one year of lectureship at School of Electric Power, South China University of Technology, she joined the Electrical Energy and Power Systems Group at The University of Manchester as Research Associate. She has published 48 research articles with over 500 citations.