The UK Government decision to lift the moratorium on UK fracking in England has sent shock waves through the energy industry. The decision forms part of the UK Government’s measures to strengthen the UK energy security and desire to be a net energy exporter by 2040.
Nicola Sturgeon, First Minister for Scotland has stated that there will be no fracking in Scotland despite the decision in England.
We are delighted to announce that Maggie Bosanquet has received an honorary Doctor of Science degree from Durham University, recognising her significant contribution to environmental sustainability and low carbon initiatives. Maggie has been instrumental in establishing and building links between the Durham Energy Institute and Durham County Council to deliver low carbon energy solutions in County Durham.
Helen will draw on her experience to undertake an inaugural guest lecture which will form part of our new student-focussed seminar series. She will work closely with us to develop our research and links to external partners. Working with Helen, we will also develop a new taught postgraduate programme.
Durham Energy Institute researchers are part of an international collaboration that has developed a novel technique to observe the activity of the ocean close to underwater tunnels in tsunami prone regions.
A new Durham University partnership with Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham (Amrita University) will support key foundation industries in India and the UK to decarbonise using the latest thermal energy innovations.
Durham University Electric Motorsport (DUEM), the Durham University student society which builds and races solar cars, have been selected as the 2021 Environment Society of the Year by Bright Network, sponsored by Openreach.
Network-H2 is organising a Special Issue to be published by the International Journal of Hydrogen Energy and in addition, contributors will have the opportunity to give an oral presentation of their research during online academic conference between 20th and 22nd September 2022. We are now inviting submission of research paper abstracts within the scope of the above challenge themes and any other relevant topics. Deadline for submission is 25th February 2022
Durham Energy Institute (DEI) Advisory Board Chair and Professor in Practice Alan Lowdon has been awarded the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours for services to UK and US offshore wind collaboration.
This new policy brief investigates how local authorities currently access energy information, and the kinds of model or decision-support that would be useful as they embark on increasingly challenging forms of localised energy planning.