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Delivering India’s Cool Revolution
Birmingham Energy Institute events / Global Goals / Policy / Research

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

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

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