Clean cold has a key role to play in UN Global Goals
Clean Cold and Power / Climate Change / Cold Economy / Dearman

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

New Midlands energy initiative is a ‘once in a generation’ opportunity
Energy Research Accelerator (ERA)

New Midlands energy initiative is a ‘once in a generation’ opportunity

Professor Martin Freer, Director of the Birmingham Energy Institute, discusses why the new Midlands energy initiative is a once in a generation opportunity, with national and international benefits.  With the future of energy generation and consumption come the extremes of challenge and opportunity. The decarbonisation of electricity, heat and transport by 2050, as required by … Continue reading

Cold Energy, the Cinderella of the Sustainable Energy Debate?
Guest Post / Policy Commission

Cold Energy, the Cinderella of the Sustainable Energy Debate?

Guest blogger, Dr Sally Uren discusses the importance of the new Birmingham Energy Institute policy commission – ‘Doing Cold Smarter’ and what it hopes to achieve. Why the new Commission on Cold is so important As a heat wave hovers over Europe, and we reach into our refrigerators for that cool drink, we are driving an … Continue reading

Keeping cool essential to future sustainable cities
Policy / Policy Commission

Keeping cool essential to future sustainable cities

Professor Peter Braithwaite, Director of Engineering Sustainability, Birmingham Centre for Resilience Research and Education, University of Birmingham discusses the importance of meeting climate challenge needs as the population rises. With populations rising, how do we plan, design and manage cities that can cope with increasing pressure on resources while meeting carbon and climate challenge needs? Will … Continue reading