Thermodynamic analysis and UK energy demand

thermodynamic

Geoff Hammond of the University of Bath describes the CIE-MAP Centre’s work seeking thermodynamic insights on energy demand reduction and circular economy interventions. Thermodynamics and the energy sector Thermodynamics are crucial to our understanding of the energy sector and the constraints on its development. The field of study provides an […]

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CIEMAP win global waste management award

waste management

Members of the CIEMAP team based at Nottingham Trent University were runners up in the ISWA global waste management publication award. The International Solid Waste Association Publication Award was created to honour the author(s) of publications deemed to have made an exceptional contribution to the field of solid waste management. […]

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Decarbonising Industry – CIE-MAP video

decarbonising industry

A short video with interviews from the Centre for Industrial Energy, Materials and Products (CIE-MAP) team showcasing their demand reduction work across the industrial supply chain. The two and a half minute video features various members of CIE-MAP describing their work and their overall mission to look across the entire […]

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Is sharing the new owning?

sharing

CIE-MAP’s Christine Cole and Alex Gnanapragasam look at the sharing economy and how the future may see more of us sharing and borrowing many everyday items.   ‘Stuff’ overload Entitled ‘Having more, owning less: how to fight throwaway culture‘ the article (published in The Conversation) points out that we are reaching […]

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Energy’s role in the economy

energyinsights

An event run by the CIED and CIEMAP Centres in collaboration with BEIS and UKERC looked at the role energy plays in economic growth. The Energy Return on Investment (EROI) workshop brought together delegates from the world of finance, policy and research to look at how the amount of energy […]

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Energy efficiency in a materials world?

materials

A new blog from the CIEMAP team on the Climate Policy Journal site looks at how we calculate the true cost of materials for carbon budgets. The team argue that the conventional way of assessing a country’s carbon footprint – by measuring emissions within the country’s borders – neglects the […]

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CIEMAP Waste Crime article

waste crime

CIEMAP’s Christine Cole’s piece on waste crime explores the growing problem of illicit disposal of unwanted rubbish in the UK. The Centre for Industrial Energy, Materials and Products’ Dr Christine Cole (Nottingham Trent University) delves into the messy business of organised illegal dumping and destruction of waste. Dr Cole notes […]

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More autonomy, more problems?

automated vehicles

CIED’s Tim Schwanen argues that vehicle autonomy may lead to more transport problems in a new Guardian article. Entitled ‘Peak car? Driverless technology may actually accelerate car ownership‘, the piece goes through some of the potential pitfalls beneath the hype on driverless vehicles. Professor Schwanen (of the University of Oxford […]

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UK trade generates 25m jobs worldwide

jobs

A new paper from CIEMAP reports that along with 525mt of CO2, the UK’s international trade generates 25 million jobs overseas. Authored by Marco Sakai, Anne Owen and John Barrett (of the University of Leeds) the study highlights the complexity of different factors affecting energy demand reduction, trade and economics. […]

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Counting the cost of carbon

carbon

The researchers revolutionising the way we look at energy, the economy and carbon emissions.   Look around you. Everything you see from laptops, mobile phones and TVs to cars, buildings and aeroplanes take energy to produce, energy to maintain and energy to dispose of. This energy enables modern life and […]

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Resource efficiency – the best of both worlds?

resource efficiency

Meet the researchers exploring a unique opportunity to align industrial and climate change policy through resource efficiency. Green economy A booming industrial sector and a big push to meet CO2 emissions targets may at first glance seem to be contradictory goals. But new research from the Centre for Industrial Energy, […]

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CIEMAP’s Cooper in BBC Radio documentary

cooper

Professor Tim Cooper of Nottingham Trent University recently appeared on a BBC Radio documentary entitled ‘Costing the Earth’ looking at product lifetimes. Broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May the programme was presented by Jheni Osman and looked at the culture of throwing clothes and electronic gadgets away rather than […]

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How do we feel about the circular economy?

circular economy

CIEMAP’s Cardiff team joined forces with the Green Alliance on 11th May to look at public perceptions of the circular economy with a group of 30 high-level guests, writes Dr Catherine Cherry.   How would you feel about having your TV repaired instead of buying a new one? Or sharing […]

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CIEMAP blog on repair revolution

repair

CIE-MAP’s Christine Cole and Alex Gnanapragasm’s blog in the The Conversation reveals how the repair of electrical goods is on the rise. In a blog entitled ‘Community repair: a pop-up alternative to the throwaway society‘ the two Nottingham Trent University researchers document the rise of people repairing faulty household electrical […]

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CIE-Map in Japan

japan

Members of the Centre for Industrial Energy, Materials and Products (CIE-MAP) visited Kamakura, Japan for the 24th CIRP Conference on Life Cycle Engineering (LCE 2017). The conference is run by the College International pour la Recherche en Productique (CIRP) . Subtitled ‘the next stage of sustainable manufacturing in IoT Era’ […]

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Product lifetimes – call for papers

product lifetimes

PLATE 2017 – Call for Papers; Product Lifetimes and the Environment, 8-10 November 2017, the Netherlands. Deadline 24th January. The 2nd PLATE conference (co-run by the EUED CIE-MAP Centre) will be hosted from 8-10th November 2017 at the Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering of the Delft University of Technology in […]

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What is exergy economics?

How a new approach may offer insights into decoupling energy use from economic output. Blog post from Paul Brockway of the University of Leeds.   Since 1971, each 1% increase in global GDP per capita has been associated with a 0.7% increase in per capita primary energy consumption. This conflicts […]

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Early Career Leaders in Sustainable Development

sustainable development

Read the CIE-MAP Centre’s Dr Kate Scott’s blog on the Science for Sustainable Development Early-Career Leaders day on 2nd December in London. Dr Kate Scott, Research Fellow in the Sustainability Research Institute and inaugural Priestley Centre Piers Seller prize winner, attended the event, organised by the Network of Early-Career Sustainable […]

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