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

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

Do a group of small UK technology companies hold the key to Prime Minister Modi’s big vision for Indian farmers?
Climate Change / Cold Economy / Dearman

Do a group of small UK technology companies hold the key to Prime Minister Modi’s big vision for Indian farmers?

Prime Minister Modi has set India the target of doubling farmers’ incomes by 2022. With upwards of 40% of food lost between the farm gate and market, to double farmers’ income immediately highlights the need to significantly enhance cold chain logistics and fast connectivity with markets. Food that is allowed to rot, rather than being sold, … Continue reading

HFC deal is far from ‘job done
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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