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DEI welcomes British Council Women in STEM scholars

Durham Energy Institute (DEI) welcomes our 2021/22 cohort of British Council Women in STEM Scholars from the Americas who have joined Durham’s MSc New and Renewable Energy.
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Professor Alan Lowdon awarded OBE in New Year’s Honours for pivotal role in developing offshore wind links with USA.

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.
Professor Alan Lowdon headshot

New Policy Brief: Tools for Local Government Net-Zero Decision Making

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.
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Hydrogen small ships trials: Demonstration of small ship solution to take place in Tees Valley as part of UK's first hydrogen transport trials.

A consortium of partners including DEI has announced the UK’s first demonstration of zero-emission marine technology in the Tees Valley.
Duodrivetrain™ technology

Coal Stories: A trail guide through Durham City’s industrial and coal mining past

An illustrated trail booklet has been developed by Durham Energy Institute researchers to guide people through Durham City’s mining past.
Coal Stories Durham City Trail guide front cover

Review of Energy Policy 2021: UKERC Publication

2021 has been a landmark year for UK energy and climate policy. This UK Energy Research Centre publication, co-authored by DEI Fellow Professor Gavin Bridge, reviews the key energy policies which have emerged and argues that policies in some areas need to be bolder if decarbonisation is to continue to proceed.
Policy written in lettered cubes

County Durham Leads gather for COP Durham

Durham County Council, in alliance with Durham Energy Institute, joined together on 1st November to host a “COP Durham” event, welcoming 50 organisations across the County to Beamish Hall Hotel.
Durham Climate partnership event beamish hall

Energi Coast Offshore Wind Cluster release new film featuring Prof Simon Hogg

Energi Coast have launched a new film to showcase the strengths of North East England in Offshore Wind.
Energi Coast film 2021 Behind the Scenes

DEI work on mine water heat featured in BBC Radio 4 You and Yours

Mine water heat initiatives were featured in BBC Radio 4 You and Yours Programme
Visual schematic of how a Geothermal Minewater system works

New book: Sociology of Interdisciplinarity - The Dynamics of Energy Research

A new book co-authored by DEI Associate Fellow Dr Antti Silvast.
Book cover image Sociology of Interdisciplinarity: The Dynamics of Energy Research

Funded PhD Scholarships with the Aura CDT

Recruitment to funded PhD Scholarships with the Aura CDT are now open until the 31 December. Durham University is a partner and Scholarships are available for students to be based in Durham, as well as the partner institutions. PhDs should focus on Offshore Wind and the Environment.
Aura CDT PhDs for entry in 2022

New Energi Coast film showcasing North East England's strength in Offshore Wind

Energi Coast, North East England’s offshore wind cluster, has released a film to showcase the region's strength in assets, supply chain, skills and innovation in offshore wind. The film includes Durham University Head of Engineering Professor Simon Hogg as Energi Coast's Innovation Group Lead.
An offshore wind farm