Peer-to-peer goods-sharing platforms

peer-to-peer

What makes a sustainable business model successful? An empirical comparison of two peer-to-peer goods-sharing platforms Paper co-authored by Professor Tim Cooper, Co-Director of the Centre for Industrial Energy, Materials and Products (CIEMAP), is published in ‘Journal of Cleaner Production’. The paper is titled ‘What makes a sustainable business model successful? […]

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Aligning carbon targets

carbon

Aligning carbon targets for construction with (inter)national climate change mitigation commitments Journal Article co-authored by Jannik Giesekam, Research Fellow at the Centre for Industrial Energy, Materials and Products (CIE-MAP), is published in a special issue of ‘Energy and Buildings’. The issue is titled ‘Aligning carbon targets for construction with (inter)national […]

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Workshop – Energy Demand Research Challenges

energy demand workshop

Energy Demand Research Challenges Workshop Tuesday 13th March, London Workshop run by Professor Nick Eyre, Research Councils’ UK Energy Demand Research Champion. The EPSRC recently funded Professor Nick Eyre as the Energy Demand Research Champion for the Research Councils’ Energy Programme. The aim of the Champion grant is to develop a proposal […]

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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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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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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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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?

china

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

iNUMBER

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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