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Professor Toby Peters: It’s time to recognise that keeping cool in the UK will only make the planet hotter, this country needs a radical solution
Clean Cold and Power / Cold Economy

Professor Toby Peters: It’s time to recognise that keeping cool in the UK will only make the planet hotter, this country needs a radical solution

As the heat wave nudges UK temperatures beyond 35°C, many of us are wishing we had air conditioning at home as well as at work. And in future far more people in the UK probably will. The irony is that as we strive to cool ourselves down, we shall be heating the planet up which will only result in us requiring more cooling. Continue reading

Professor Toby Peters: new global report “Chilling Prospects” shows lack of cooling access threatens health, prosperity and the climate; University of Birmingham quantifies the size of the challenge
Clean Cold and Power / Cold Economy / Uncategorized

Professor Toby Peters: new global report “Chilling Prospects” shows lack of cooling access threatens health, prosperity and the climate; University of Birmingham quantifies the size of the challenge

A new global report “Chilling Prospects” shows lack of cooling access threatens health, prosperity and the climate; University of Birmingham quantifies the size of the challenge. Continue reading

Omar Saeed: Energy Storage Prioritisation in Mexico
Energy storage / Future Energy Technologies / Research

Omar Saeed: Energy Storage Prioritisation in Mexico

If one is going to sit through ten and a half hours of flight time and lose a night’s sleep, there had better be good reason for it. For members of the Energy Systems and Policy Analysis group from the University of Birmingham, an excellent reason was the kick-off meeting for our Newton Institutional Links … Continue reading

Dr Tim Fox: Clean Cooling – A Major 21st Century Energy Challenge
Birmingham Energy Institute events / Clean Cold and Power / Cold Economy / Events / Global Goals

Dr Tim Fox: Clean Cooling – A Major 21st Century Energy Challenge

On Wednesday 18th April experts on cooling from across the globe will gather at the University of Birmingham for two days of discussions, brainstorming and solutions development to begin seriously tackling one of the 21st Century’s biggest energy challenges, how to meet future demand for cold in a sustainable way. As part of a major … Continue reading

The next generation of battery materials
Batteries / Research

The next generation of battery materials

In October 2017, Dr Andrew J. Morris was appointed as Senior Birmingham Fellow in the School of Metallurgy and Materials at the University of Birmingham. Dr Morris specialises in using high-throughput computation to discover and categorise next-generation battery materials. There is urgent need for new battery materials with superior performance to present technologies. Incremental improvements … Continue reading

Prime Minister’s “baffling” decision to leave EU nuclear agency risks UK’s electric car revolution, warns Director of the Birmingham Energy Institute
Air Pollution / Birmingham Energy Institute events / Climate Change / Emissions / Low Carbon Energy / Nuclear Energy / Policy

Prime Minister’s “baffling” decision to leave EU nuclear agency risks UK’s electric car revolution, warns Director of the Birmingham Energy Institute

Writing exclusively for The Independent, Martin Freer, Director of the Birmingham Energy Institute, has urged Theresa May to ditch her “baffling” plans to leave Euratom, the EU’s nuclear agency, or risk derailing the government’s plans to replace diesel and petrol cars with electric vehicles. Continue reading

Britain’s air conditioner boom demands radical solution
Birmingham Energy Institute events

Britain’s air conditioner boom demands radical solution

As the UK has experienced temperatures towards 35C so far this summer, sweaty Britons may have wished they had air conditioning at home as well as at work. And in future they probably will. According to the latest National Grid scenario modelling, the number of domestic air conditioners in this country could soar from negligible … Continue reading