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
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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?
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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
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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

Clean cold has a key role to play in UN Global Goals
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Clean cold has a key role to play in UN Global Goals

In September 2015 the United Nations launched the Global Goals for Sustainable Development, 17 goals to achieve three extraordinary things by 2030 – end poverty, combat climate change, and fight injustice and inequality. Developments in thermal energy technologies (heating and cooling) and the global cold economy has an important part to play if we are … Continue reading

The potential of air – born out of a garage
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The potential of air – born out of a garage

In the fifteen years since Peter Dearman first sprang his ‘garden shed’ invention on the world, its significance is growing out of all recognition. What started life as a clever way to displace fossil fuels in piston engines has spawned not only an emerging suite of zero-emission technologies that have the potential to solve several … Continue reading