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UK gets new £5 million climate change research centre

UK gets new £5 million climate change research centre
Cardiff University has been selected as the main hub for a £5m research centre to explore how we can live differently to help understand and achieve the society-wide transformations urgently required to bring about a sustainable, low-carbon future. A collaboration between Cardiff, Manchester, York and East Anglia Universities, and charity Climate Outreach, the Centre for Climate Change and Social Transformations (CAST) will work closely with industry, local/national governments, and charities to tackle climate change. It is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council.
20th March 2019

Wealthy countries less concerned about energy security

Wealthy countries less concerned about energy security
An international team led by researchers from Cardiff University has revealed that across Europe, social and economic factors play a key role in how people feel about the security of their energy sources. Countries such as Iceland, Sweden, Austria and Switzerland have been shown to have generally lower energy security concerns, whereas Portugal, Spain, Russia, France and Belgium have higher levels of concern.
12th September 2018

EU funded project develops future offshore DC grids

EU funded project develops future offshore DC grids
Having made some important advances towards future offshore DC grids, a European Union-funded project that has trained the next-gen of offshore wind experts has just concluded. ‘MEDOW’ was an ‘Initial Training Network’ funded by the EU’s Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions programme. It aimed to provide a ‘training through research’ approach to the exciting new field of multi-terminal DC grids for offshore wind power by appointing and training 17 promising young power systems engineers.
26th May 2017


Hydrogen could be derived from grass

Hydrogen could be derived from grass
  Garden grass could become a source of cheap and clean renewable energy, scientists have claimed. A team of UK researchers, including experts from Cardiff University's Cardiff Catalysis Institute, have shown that significant amounts of hydrogen can be unlocked from fescue grass with the help of sunlight and a cheap catalyst.
21st July 2016

The UK's first purpose-built, low-cost energy smart house

The UK's first purpose-built, low-cost energy smart house
Experts from the Welsh School of Architecture have designed and built the UK's first purpose-built, low-cost energy smart house, capable of exporting more energy to the national electricity grid than it uses. The house, designed by Professor Phil Jones and his team based at the Welsh School of Architecture, has been built as a prototype to meet tough new targets for zero carbon housing set by UK Government.
10th August 2015


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