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Greener energy

Greener energy in transport, industry, and our electricity networks - plus all that goes with this

Steven Bowen
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The cheapest energy is the energy you don’t use

The cheapest and greenest energy is the energy we don't use. And this is especially true in industry, where energy waste reduction can result in real financial gains. Plus benefits to the planet and wider society.

Steven Bowen
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Decarbonised cement - are we getting closer?

And sorry - the short answer is not really. But we can make progress faster than we might think, just by spreading current best practice

Steven Bowen
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Can new technology 'save' our transmission grids?

One new (ish) type of interconnector is attracting more attention. Ultra High Voltage DC (UHVDC) enables electricity to be transported vast distances with low line losses. Could this be our best solution?

Sandy Jayaraj
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The refinery of the future

Refineries are important parts of the current industrial complex as they process crude oil into useful products such as fuels and feedstocks for various important chemical processes. Of course we know that burning fossil fuels is a major contributor to man-made greenhouse gas emissions so cutting down our use of

Steven Bowen
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Sunday Brunch: Does Europe want cheaper green steel?

What if green steel could be produced cheaply outside of Europe? If that meant putting domestic industry jobs at risk, would governments be keen?

Steven Bowen
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China to end new coal power additions before 2030?

Are we near peak coal in China? We frequently hear that 'it's pointless trying to cut carbon emissions in the West, when other countries continue to build new coal fired power stations'.  And the country that gets the most attention is China. But what if this

Steven Bowen
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Where we end up with battery technology matters.

does battery technology matter, and are we worrying about the wrong raw material issues?

Steven Bowen
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How important are public chargers?

If cheaper EVs start to become the norm soon, will the absence of fast public EV chargers hold back adoption? Sadly yes.

Steven Bowen
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EV sales growing - but where this is happening matters

Will this be the decade of cheaper Chinese EV's as they push into the mass market?

Steven Bowen
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If we cannot connect new renewables to the grid ...

New renewable electricity generation is only useful if it's actually connected to the grid. Without that 'simple action' none of us can use the electricity.

Sandy Jayaraj
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Heating and the importance of systems thinking.

The Heat Pump Summit took place at the Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford on 10th April. Despite a long history of heat pump innovation and usage - the first large scale heat pump in the UK was in operation in 1945 in Norwich - household installed heat pumps

Steven Bowen
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Industrial decarbonisation - it's not just about cheesemaking

The US Biden administration has recently announced up to $6 billion in funding for 33 projects intended to curb carbon pollution from industrial facilities, including steel mills, cement plants and an Illinois factory where Kraft Heinz makes its well known, at least in the US, Mac & Cheese (for some

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