Currently, our modes of energy production and consumption are clearly unsustainable. As a result, society will eventually be subject to medium-term consequences, which include:
The stakes are so high that political plans are being devised for the long term (80 to 95% reduction in emissions of greenhouse gases in Europe by 2050 - compared to 1990). Such policy objectives require new developments in all sectors of society. The energy problem is a multidisciplinary issue, covering scientific, technological, societal, legislative, economic and political aspects. It therefore requires an integrated multi-disciplinary approach.
The UMONS Research Institute for Energy originates from the Energy Research Centre of the Faculty of Engineering, which was established in 2005. It now organises research activities in the field of energy at UMONS.
Contact Pr.Marc Frère Tel: +32 (0) 65/37.42.06 E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org Url:www.umons.ac.be/energy
Some figureson the Institute
23 Research Units
85 researchers and teachers
20 on-going PhD theses
20 research projects per year funded by external organisations