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The University's Professor of Automotive Engineering, Gary Hawley
The University's Professor of Automotive Engineering, Gary Hawley

Press Release - 10 March 2008

Free public lecture looks at driving down carbon footprint

Local people will be able to find out more about how driving cars affects their carbon footprint and how they can reduce emissions in a free public lecture at the University of Bath on Thursday 13 March 2008 at 6.30pm (lecture theatre 3 West North 2.1).

In this lecture, Gary Hawley, the University’s Professor of Automotive Engineering, will be looking to raise awareness of the carbon footprint of cars and to highlight what changes in technology and society that are needed to lower our emissions.

The carbon footprint is the total amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gases emitted over the life of a product or service. Cars are often associated with rising carbon emissions that contribute to global warming.

“The total number of new cars on the road has risen by 17 per cent in the last decade,” said Professor Hawley.

“Reducing the carbon footprint of our personal travel to acceptable levels is a major challenge, as technology alone will not reduce CO2 emissions."

Professor Hawley holds the Medlock Chair of Engineering in the faculty of Engineering & Design. He has written over 120 journal and conference papers on various aspects associated with engine technology. For more information on the Medlock Charitable Trust, see the link above.

Admission is free, but tickets need to be reserved from Sheila Willmott, details above. Free parking is available in the West car park. The presentation will take place in lecture theatre 3 West North 2.1 on the Claverton campus, University of Bath.

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