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CSEF I-ThERM workshop papers

24th October saw a gathering of heat recovery and conversion experts gather at Brunel for CSEF’s I-ThERM workshop. The international event featured presenters from seven […]

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Funded PhD on consumer goods

Nottingham Trent University is currently offering a fully funded PhD studentship on the theme ‘The implications of cheap, short-lived consumer goods for low income households.’  […]

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Lancet Countdown 2017 report

The prestigious ‘Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change’ report for 2017 is now available. The report is co-authored by members of the Centre for […]

ICSEF 2018

ICSEF 2018 announced

The 2nd International Conference on Sustainable Energy and Resource in Food Chains (ICSEF 2018) will be held in Limassol, Cyprus from 10-12 October 2018. Following […]

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ICSEF conference proceedings online

The proceedings also include papers from the Symposium on Heat Recovery and Efficient Conversion and Utilisation of Waste Heat which followed ICSEF. The online proceedings […]

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China foreign waste ban blog

CIE-MAP’s Dr Christine Cole looks at the implications for the UK and other western countries on China’s new rules on importing foreign waste. Published on […]

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Solar panels switched on at Sussex

In the largest project of its kind, 3000 solar panels have been switched on at the University of Sussex, with carbon emissions set to be […]

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CEE research in Clean Growth plan

The government’s new Clean Growth Strategy references research from the Centre for Energy Epidemiology(CEE). The long-awaited document lays out the Department of Business, Energy and […]

CSEF I-ThERM workshop papers

i-therm

24th October saw a gathering of heat recovery and conversion experts gather at Brunel for CSEF’s I-ThERM workshop. The international event featured presenters from seven different European countries who presented their ground breaking work in industrial heat recovery techniques such as novel heat pipes, compressors and condensors. i-THERM aims to […]

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Funded PhD on consumer goods

sustainable transport

Nottingham Trent University is currently offering a fully funded PhD studentship on the theme ‘The implications of cheap, short-lived consumer goods for low income households.’  The work relates to the CIE-MAP Centre team (led by Professor Tim Cooper)’s work on product lifetimes. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to […]

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Lancet Countdown 2017 report

lancet countdown

The prestigious ‘Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change’ report for 2017 is now available. The report is co-authored by members of the Centre for Energy Epidemiology (CEE) team. The Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change is an international, multidisciplinary, long-term effort to identify and address the links between […]

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ICSEF 2018 announced

ICSEF 2018

The 2nd International Conference on Sustainable Energy and Resource in Food Chains (ICSEF 2018) will be held in Limassol, Cyprus from 10-12 October 2018. Following on from the successful 1st ICSEF conference in London in April 2017, the 2018 will focus again on production, processing, distribution, retail, consumption and policy […]

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ICSEF conference proceedings online

icsef

The proceedings also include papers from the Symposium on Heat Recovery and Efficient Conversion and Utilisation of Waste Heat which followed ICSEF. The online proceedings also include an editorial from CSEF Director Professor Savvas Tassou and Dr Guiseppe Bianchi. Over 50 articles are included in the collection which is available […]

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China foreign waste ban blog

china

CIE-MAP’s Dr Christine Cole looks at the implications for the UK and other western countries on China’s new rules on importing foreign waste. Published on The Conversation news site, the blog from the Centre for Industrial Energy, Materials and Products (CIE-MAP) research fellow explores the options for what could be […]

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Power outlets? Where appliances meet infrastructures

infrastructures

A blog on the DEMAND Centre website looks at the meeting points between appliances and infrastructures and the complex political struggles taking place there. Kris de Decker, of the DEMAND Centre and LowTech Magazine looks at where we draw the line between infrastructures (largely provided by the state) and appliances […]

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In the driving seat? Precarity and car dependency.

precarity

Research findings from the DEMAND Centre explore how uncertainty around jobs and accommodation (precarity) can lead to car dependence for some despite the expense and environmental concerns. Precarity in housing and employment A new DEMAND Research Insight entitled ‘Precarity in housing and employment: a dimension of car dependency’ highlights the […]

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Solar panels switched on at Sussex

solar panels

In the largest project of its kind, 3000 solar panels have been switched on at the University of Sussex, with carbon emissions set to be halved by 2020. Brighton Pavillion MP and co-Green Party Leader Caroline Lucas activated the system on 13th October that will provide 750,000 kilowatt hours of […]

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Low carbon housing – a public reckoning?

low carbon housing

How do expert visions for low carbon housing square with public perceptions of how we will live in the future? The idea that we need to evolve a less energy-intensive society in order to avoid irrevocable changes to the environment is slowly permeating to all areas of society. The desire […]

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CEE research in Clean Growth plan

clean growth

The government’s new Clean Growth Strategy references research from the Centre for Energy Epidemiology(CEE). The long-awaited document lays out the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)’s plan to cut greenhouse gas emissions while boosting the national income. Members of the CEE team were part of the Levering Economics […]

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IPCC call for experts

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is looking for experts to express interest in taking part in their Sixth Assessment Report (AR6). The panel forms part of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)’s work on addressing climate change. BEIS is looking for experts to act as […]

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Modelling household energy use: a new approach

household energy

Centre for Industrial Energy, Materials and Products (CIEMAP) researcher Anne Owen talks about her new EPSRC Post-Doctoral Fellowship looking at household energy.  The Energy Demand Model It is important for the Government to be able to predict the future energy needs of UK industries, homes and transport to ensure sufficient […]

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CIED directors call for sociotechnical acceleration

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Four directors of the Centre on Innovation and Energy Demand (CIED) have published a paper in the Science journal calling for sociotechnical techniques to be adopted to speed up changes necessary to tackle climate change. Professors Frank Geels, Benjamin K Sovacool, Tim Schwanen and Steve Sorrell (all directors of CIED) […]

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Springing a leak? The gaps in airtightness regulations

airtightness

Findings from the Centre for Energy Epidemiology raise concerns about whether new buildings are compliant with building regulations on airtightness. In a paper entitled ‘Hitting the target and missing the point’: Analysis of air permeability data for new UK dwellings and what it reveals about the testing procedure‘ a group […]

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Heat pump integration event – register now

heat pumps

The Institute of Physics Energy Group is running a one day event on 27th November at the University of Warwick entitled ‘Heat pumps: towards better integration’. Leading figures in the heat pump field from industry and academia will give presentations, including a number of EUED Centre researchers. The focus of […]

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CIED report smart meter confusion

smart meter

Findings from a Centre on Innovation and Energy Demand (CIED) study on the Smart Meter Implementation Programme have revealed communication problems are hampering the rollout. The programme is the most ambitious and expensive IT operation ever attempted by the UK government, but the researchers found that lack of public engagement […]

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i-STUTE presentation in China

i-stute

LSBU’s Akos Revesz presented his i-STUTE work on waste heat recovery at an event in Xi’an China. The event was a Newton Fund Researcher Links Workshop funded by the British Council and was organised between UK and Chinese partners (Coventry University and Xi’an University of Architecture and Technology). The workshops are […]

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