In a paper for the Oxford Review of Economic Policy, academics from the Smith School of Enterprise and Oxford University have explored the experience of Covid-19, and the likely consequences for governments to make the necessary financial and economic decisions to accelerate progress on climate change.read more...
New images from the Spectral Investigation of the Coronal Environment instrument aboard the Solar Orbiter, have been returned as part of a mission to provide insights into the solar wind.
The design of most energy systems involves optimising the heat transfers. A Harwell-based startup is developing solutions to today’s pressing problems in nuclear fusion and EV batteries.
Low Carbon Hub has teamed up with EnergyPro and Oxford Brookes University to set up Energy Solutions Oxfordshire (ESOx), an energy services company for local enterprises.
Sixty homes in Oxford’s Blackbird Leys will be the first to have low carbon ground source heat pumps installed as part of Energy Superhub Oxford (ESO).
An Oxford University research project is tracking behaviour during lockdown to inform decisions about organising energy provision in a post-lockdown world.
A forty-tonne, eight-metre wide eco building constructed in Oxford has been sent 300 miles to the site of a Roman Vindolanda fort in Northumberland, where it is to house a new visitor centre. Green Unit’s ARC II modular eco-building was transported by road in five eight-tonne sections and installed on the site in March, shortly before the national lockdown.
A laser developed at the Central Laser Facility in Harwell and the European X-Ray Free Electron Laser will aid the study of conditions in stars and exoplanets.
A multi-million energy superhub, which includes the 'largest hybrid battery ever deployed', is about to enter the build phase and should go live from the end of this year. The 50MW grid-scale battery will be housed in an electricity substation in Cowley, Oxford.
An Oxfordshire firm is pledging to use its technology to build 500 'climate positive' homes and lead a green revolution in the UK housebuilding industry.
For the many of us concerned to understand the nature of the environmental crisis humanity faces, and what we can do about it, Mike Berners-Lee’s book offers wide ranging descriptions […]
Eco-builder Green Unit has partnered with solar panel manufacturer Verditek, in a deal that opens up the potential to use its buildings in locations with no infrastructure or grid connection.
Harwell Science and Innovation Campus will host a new £180m Natural History Museum science and research centre.
The new facility will be a base for natural sciences research and is intended to help the Museum protect the future of its collection of 80 million specimens. It will also create an international research centre aimed at tackling global challenges such as climate change, resource scarcity, biodiversity loss and emerging diseases.
Ammonia can be a convenient way to store and transport stored energy. Using hydrogen produced by electrolysis, it can be produced without CO2 emissions.
A firm whose tech will provide internet for European astronauts on the International Space Station is gearing up for a spacewalk that will position the device.
“Society is faced with a profound dilemma. To reject growth is to risk economic and social collapse. To pursue it relentlessly is to endanger the ecosystems on which we depend for long-term survival.”
Terraform – The Present and The Future Two years after DevOps introduced Terraform, Mark Bevc of The Scale Factory and Craig Loftus from Dendra explain how it is being used in practice and what the future holds. Includes live demos, practical solutions and discussion. Online. 7pm. Details here
Seizing the opportunity to raise hydrocarbon taxation By this September the EU is likely to set out the new phase of its emissions trading scheme, which will bring transportation into a carbon taxation. William Todts, executive director of Transport & Environment, will discuss how best to set appropriate incentives for the transportation sector, and the IMF’s Daniel Hardy will discuss the desirability and feasibility of raising carbon taxes following the collapse in oil and other energy prices caused by the COVID-19 crisis and other factors. Discussion chair Helen Gavin of Oxford University’s Environmental Change Institute. 11am. Book here
Energy efficiency for businesses: how to cover the upfront costs EnergyPro’s Alex Rathmell explains how financing works for energy efficiency projects through ESOx, Energy Solutions Oxfordshire, an energy efficiency service helping organisations lower their energy use, while saving time and money. Includes input from finance companies on the options available. Details of this and more Oxfordshire Greentech events