“What is energy transition?”

Simply put, energy transition is the term given to the societal shift from fossil-fuel dependency to sustainable energy use in the face of the current climate crisis. It differs from concepts like renewable energy, and addresses the wider, often overlooked challenges that we face as a society moving toward a low carbon future, rather than simply the technical ones.

For instance, as engineers put forward better and more cost effective forms of renewable energy, what happens as the oil & gas industry declines? What about all those who will lose employment because of it? The problem then becomes a social one, at which point business owners, lawyers and politicians must step in to ensure the correct frameworks and policies are in place to protect livelihoods. This is only one example of many which demonstrate the need for interdisciplinary collaboration in addressing the energy related challenges we face as a society.

“What is the Society for Energy Transition?”

The SET is a student body formed with the purpose of conducting interdisciplinary networking, research, development, education and training relating to the challenges of the energy transition. It also acts as a community for those who want to socialise and have fun with likeminded people, as well as a hub for wider public awareness and engagement with all things energy transition.







COP26 Protest Rally
23rd October 11:45am - 2:40pm
Marischal College, Broad Street, Aberdeen, AB10 1AB
Our society has been invited to speak at an upcoming rally outside Marischal College, come along to support our society in demanding the real political change that is needed to save our planet, and us.
The Energy and Climate Crisis in Africa
27th October 4pm - 5:30pm
Online Event
As part of our Black History Month and COP26 celebrations this event will explore the way in which Africa has approached the climate crisis and the lessons that can be learned from this approach.
Society for Energy Transition - Annual General Meeting & Committee Elections
29th October 6pm - 8pm
The SET is hosting their first AGM! Apply for a leadership role today and don't forget to turn up and vote!
Hack COP26
3rd November 10am - 1pm
Sir Duncan Rice Library (Level 7), Bedford Road University of Aberdeen Aberdeen AB24 3AA
Hack COP26 is a student-led event that offers a pathway to climate action and encourages students and the academic community to act, and raise climate awareness to rethink a more sustainable future.