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Nick Winser discusses Global Energy Policy Challenges, Innovation and the Catapult
Birmingham Energy Institute events / Uncategorized

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

Watch: Lord John Hutton discusses plans to embark on a series of new nuclear power facilities, for the first time in a generation
Birmingham Energy Institute events / Nuclear Energy

Watch: Lord John Hutton discusses plans to embark on a series of new nuclear power facilities, for the first time in a generation

Lord John Hutton, Chairman of the Nuclear Industry Association discussed how Government and industry plan to deliver a stable market for nuclear energy infrastructure projects at the University of Birmingham (November 2015). In ‘The Politics of Energy’, Lord Hutton reflected on his time as a Senior Cabinet Member, in particular his central role in shaping … Continue reading

Sajid Javid MP opens University’s cryogenic energy storage pilot facility
Cryogenic / Energy Research Accelerator (ERA)

Sajid Javid MP opens University’s cryogenic energy storage pilot facility

The Secretary of State for Business, Sajid Javid MP, has officially opened the University of Birmingham’s cryogenic energy storage pilot facility, a technology using ‘liquid air’ to store and provide power which could transform future energy systems. The new facility, which is housed on the University of Birmingham’s campus, is the UK’s first dedicated research … Continue reading

The Climate Argument: should we panic and are we doomed, or what can we do?
Climate Change / Research

The Climate Argument: should we panic and are we doomed, or what can we do?

Professor Richard Tuckett, Professor of Chemical Physics, University of Birmingham, discusses evidence surrounding the connection between CO2 concentrations and the temperature of the planet, to  coincide with the start of United Nations COP21 in Paris, December 2015.  The evidence that anthropogenic carbon emissions are contributing to the increasing temperature of the Earth grows stronger by the … Continue reading

Energy research at Birmingham set to accelerate following £180m investment
Energy Research Accelerator (ERA) / Research

Energy research at Birmingham set to accelerate following £180m investment

The University of Birmingham is set to play a crucial role in the next step towards the transformation of the UK’s energy sector after the Government confirmed £60m investment for the Energy Research Accelerator (ERA). The investment is backed by a further £120 million from the private sector and Midlands Innovation universities. Professor Martin Freer, … Continue reading

‘Nuclear is the only proven low-carbon option for providing electricity the UK needs’ states Lord Hutton
Birmingham Energy Institute events / Nuclear Energy / Policy

‘Nuclear is the only proven low-carbon option for providing electricity the UK needs’ states Lord Hutton

Lord John Hutton, Chairman of the Nuclear Industry Association discussed how Government and industry plan to deliver a stable market for nuclear energy infrastructure projects at the University of Birmingham on 9 November 2015. He informed students and guests at the prestigious energy lecture series that “without power, businesses cannot succeed and grow, and the … Continue reading

Watch: Thermal Energy at Birmingham Energy Institute Animation
Birmingham Energy Institute events / Policy / Research

Watch: Thermal Energy at Birmingham Energy Institute Animation

The provision of cold, or cooling, is integral to modern society; without it, the supply of food, medicine and data would simply break down. Cold is also vital for many other applications including air conditioning, super-critical technologies and freezing and powdering materials for recycling and easy disposal. At the Birmingham Energy Institute, we are taking a systematic … Continue reading

Addressing the energy trilemma challenges facing the world today
Birmingham Energy Institute events / Energy storage

Addressing the energy trilemma challenges facing the world today

Professor Yulong Ding, Chamberlain Chair of Energy Storage and Director of the Birmingham Centre for Energy Storage at the University of Birmingham, discusses the ‘global energy trilemma’ and the race to find innovative solutions to radically transform how energy is supplied and used, and to make future systems more efficient and reliable. Liquid air energy … Continue reading

Simpler, smaller, cheaper? Alternatives to Britain’s new nuclear power plant
Nuclear Energy / Policy

Simpler, smaller, cheaper? Alternatives to Britain’s new nuclear power plant

Professor Martin Freer, Director of the Birmingham Energy Institute, discusses alternatives to Britain’s first new nuclear power station. The original article appeared in The Conversation on Monday 28 September 2015.  Britain appears to finally be on the way to building its first new nuclear power station for 20 years. The Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, … Continue reading