Birmingham Energy Institute News

A Cool World – Defining the Energy Conundrum of 'Cooling for All'

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Toby Peters, Professor in Cold Economy at the Birmingham Energy Institute, discusses 'A Cool World – Defining the Energy Conundrum' – a new University of Birmingham report, set out to provide an initial indication of the scale of the energy implications of cooling for all.
Date:
10/07/2018

Global quadrupling of cooling appliances to 14 billion could see staggering increase in world's energy consumption – new report

Global quadrupling of cooling appliances to 14 billion could see staggering increase in world's energy consumption – new report
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Soaring global need for cooling by 2050 could see world energy consumption for cooling increase five times as the number of cooling appliances quadruples to 14 billion – according to a new report by the University of Birmingham, UK.
Date:
10/07/2018

UK and China experts partner to seek energy storage solutions

UK and China experts partner to seek energy storage solutions
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Experts from the University of Birmingham and the prestigious Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) have signed an agreement to launch a joint research centre into energy storage.
Date:
06/07/2018

Shadow Minister for International Development Preet Gill MP visits Birmingham engineers

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Earlier this month (7 June 2018), Preet Gill MP, Shadow Minister for International Development and MP for Edgbaston, visited the University of Birmingham to learn more about how its engineers are using their expertise to tackle global environmental challenges and provide high quality employment opportunities for graduates.
Date:
25/06/2018

Tacking air pollution, the biggest environmental risk to public health

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Air pollution is the biggest environmental risk to health and with Clean Air Day taking place on Thursday 21 June, the University of Birmingham will be at the forefront once again with its continuous research to improve air quality.
Date:
21/06/2018

Converting organic waste into sustainable aviation fuel

Converting organic waste into sustainable aviation fuel
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To combat the environmental damage caused by aviation, researchers from the University of Birmingham are working together with UK and European partners on a process to produce sustainable aviation fuel from organic waste feed-stock.
Date:
15/06/2018

University of Birmingham research applied to build the world's first liquid air energy storage plant

University of Birmingham research applied to build the world's first liquid air energy storage plant
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On Tuesday 5 June the world's first grid-scale liquid air energy storage (LAES) plant opened in Bury, Greater Manchester. The site, which acts as a large rechargeable battery will help the electricity grid cope with the increased uptake in renewable energy, which is often intermittent in its generation.
Date:
12/06/2018

Why is nuclear power feared and what significance will it have on the UK energy economy?

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The UK is aiming to have a net zero carbon economy by 2050 and it is believed that nuclear power will play a vital role in achieving this. Professor Martin Freer, Head of Physics and Astronomy and Director of the Birmingham Energy Institute at the University of Birmingham, has recently been interviewed by The Guardian Science Weekly about nuclear energy, how safe it is and the significance it will have on the UK energy economy.
Date:
06/06/2018
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