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
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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

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
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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

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

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
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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

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