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

Delivering India’s Cool Revolution
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Delivering India’s Cool Revolution

Agriculture is the backbone of the Indian economy, employing almost half its workforce – over 250 million people; the majority though are subsistence farmers with a couple of acres. In 2016, Prime Minister Modi, declared “I wish to double the income of farmers by 2022 when India will celebrate 75 years of its independence”. To … Continue reading

Birmingham leads £5m project to tackle challenges facing energy storage technology
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Birmingham leads £5m project to tackle challenges facing energy storage technology

Dr Jonathan Radcliffe, Senior Research Fellow, University of Birmingham is the Principle Investigator on project MANIFEST, a new £5m EPSRC-funded project to tackle challenges facing energy storage technology, which he discusses. In the transition to a decarbonised economy, with increasing electricity generation from variable renewables, energy storage has the potential to provide valuable flexibility to … Continue reading

“The Energy Systems Catapult will support the development of new technology to drive future economic growth”, says Nick Winser
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“The Energy Systems Catapult will support the development of new technology to drive future economic growth”, says Nick Winser

Nick Winser, Chairman of the Energy Systems Catapult, discussed how the Catapult will help deliver the UK’s objectives for the transformation of energy systems at the University of Birmingham on Thursday 11 February 2016. With a focus on energy innovation to meet the 2050 climate and energy target, Nick Winser informed students and guests that … Continue reading

Nick Winser discusses Global Energy Policy Challenges, Innovation and the Catapult
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Nick Winser discusses Global Energy Policy Challenges, Innovation and the Catapult

  Delivering the latest event in the Birmingham Energy Institute Lecture Series, Nick Winser will discuss how the Energy Systems Catapult will help deliver the UK’s objectives for the transformation of UK and global energy systems. Thursday 11 February 2016, 6pm (followed by drinks reception) Room 124, Chemical Engineering (Y11 on the campus map), University … Continue reading