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Is the humble fridge the key to meeting the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals?
Clean Cold and Power / Cold Economy / Global Goals / Uncategorized

Is the humble fridge the key to meeting the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals?

Is the humble fridge the key to meeting the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals? Professor Toby Peters, Chair in Power and Cold Economy at the University of Birmingham, discusses… The article was originally featured in the University of Birmingham’s the Birmingham brief in January 2017. The clock is ticking on the most ambitious set of international … Continue reading

Birmingham scientists launch project to tackle global ‘clean cold’ challenge
Clean Cold and Power / Cold Economy / Global Goals / Uncategorized

Birmingham scientists launch project to tackle global ‘clean cold’ challenge

Scientists from the University of Birmingham today launch a major research project to investigate how ‘clean cold’ could help to achieve almost all of the United Nations’ (UN) global Sustainable Development Goals. The 17 ‘Global Goals’ commit the international community to put the world to rights by 2030 – abolishing poverty and hunger; providing good … Continue reading

HFC deal is far from ‘job done
Climate Change / Cold Economy / Uncategorized

HFC deal is far from ‘job done

The global deal to phase out HFC refrigerant gases signed in Rwanda received a rapturous reception. Coming just ten days after the world ratified the Paris climate treaty, this narrower technical agreement should have struggled to capture headlines, but far from it. US Secretary of State John Kerry declared the HFC deal the ‘single most … Continue reading

Clean cold sits at the heart of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals
Clean Cold and Power / Climate Change / Cold Economy / Dearman

Clean cold sits at the heart of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals

As the Prime Minister heads to India for the India-UK Tech Summit, Professor Toby Peters of the Birmingham Energy Institute, argues that the humble fridge is the key to meeting the UN’s Global Sustainable Development Goals? At the stroke of midnight last New Year’s Eve, the clock began to tick on the most ambitious set … Continue reading

Hinkley Point: For a prosperous, low-carbon future, the stakes could not be higher
Nuclear Energy / Research

Hinkley Point: For a prosperous, low-carbon future, the stakes could not be higher

Professor Martin Freer, Director of the Birmingham Energy Institute at the University of Birmingham, comments on the final approval of Hinkley Point C, highlighting the positive stimulus it will provide the UK economy. The journey to the realisation of Hinkley Point has regularly, and unceasingly, raised and dashed the hopes of supporters and opponents alike. … Continue reading