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

Professor Michaela Kendall: No smoke without fire, how fuel cells and hydrogen change the atmosphere
Air Pollution / Climate Change / Emissions / Energy Economics / Fuel cells / Hydrogen & Fuel Cells / Low Carbon Energy / Uncategorized

Professor Michaela Kendall: No smoke without fire, how fuel cells and hydrogen change the atmosphere

Professor Michaela Kendall discusses how the use of fuel cells and hydrogen can change the atmosphere for the better. She also highlights the founding of the Midlands Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Network, a commercially-led, inclusive interest group which aims to consolidate the strengths of the hydrogen and fuel cell sector in the region. As everyone … Continue reading

UK and Brazilian universities unite to tackle major global problems
Climate Change / Energy storage / Global Goals / Policy / Research

UK and Brazilian universities unite to tackle major global problems

Omar Saeed, Project and Centre Manager for MANIFEST, at the Birmingham Centre for Energy Storage, University of Birmingham, discusses his recent trip to Sao Paulo, to explore the development of new collaborative research alliances between the UK and Brazil. On Monday 13 March 2017, academics and professional services staff from the University of Birmingham travelled … Continue reading

Cool change is coming and business needs to get ready
Clean Cold and Power / Climate Change / Cold Economy / Emissions / Policy / Research

Cool change is coming and business needs to get ready

The government has announced in the Budget that it will publish a call for evidence on the use of red diesel, especially in urban areas. Professor Toby Peters, Visiting Professor in Power and Cold Economy at the University of Birmingham argues that the refrigerated logistics industry needs to brace for change. The case for decisive … Continue reading

Green, White and Blue: Why India Needs a Third Agricultural Revolution
Clean Cold and Power / Climate Change / Cold Economy / Global Goals

Green, White and Blue: Why India Needs a Third Agricultural Revolution

Agriculture is the backbone of the Indian economy, and has been transformed since independence in 1947. The green revolution staved off famine by raising crop yields dramatically, and the white revolution – “Operation Flood” – turned India into the world’s largest milk producer. Yet, for all of the increase in production, food losses have also … Continue reading