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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

Joining forces to tackle climate change

The BBC Countryfile host, who has a podcast and book called 39 Ways to Save the Planet, joined representatives from the County Durham Partnership (CDP), including Durham Energy Institute, for its first in-person meeting since October 2019.
County Durham Partnership Climate Change event 2021

Collaboration, innovation and sustainability: creating Durham’s Energy Systems Management Programme

In the latest issue of 'Insights Magazine' from Durham University Business School, DEI Director Dr Joanna Berry discusses ‘Collaboration, innovation and sustainability: creating Durham’s Energy Systems Management Programme'
Joanna Berry

Barnard Castle Climate Change Fair

DEI supported a Climate Change Fair in Barnard Castle in November which aimed to outline to residents some simple steps people can take at a local level to help tackle climate change.
Green Lane School Save the Rainforest Exhibit art work

Leading research to help decarbonise heat

Globally, heating our homes and businesses accounts for nearly half of all energy consumption and in the UK 77% of our heating is produced using fossil fuels. Decarbonising heat is essential if targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions are to be met. Thanks to the work of Durham Energy Institute (DEI), we are at the forefront of research into how to achieve this.
Finger touching household thermostat

DEI @ COP26 highlighting the importance of focusing on Decarbonising Heating

DEI and its partners have launched a campaign to be exhibited at COP26 Green Zone in Glasgow on November 11th to highlight the importance of innovations for decarbonising heat to meet the goals of the conference.
COP 26 COP26 decarbonising heat campaign banner

Tackling the ‘Moothane’ problem - cutting greenhouse gas from livestock

Did you know that methane released by animals such as cows accounts for about 50 per cent of agricultural greenhouse gas emissions, and that one third of this is released indoors, in barns and sheds?
Image of a cow in a barn

Prof Simon Hogg responds to release of UK net zero strategy as it gears up to host COP26

Professor Simon Hogg, DEIs Ørsted Professor in Renewable Energy & Head of the Department of Engineering, Durham University, comments on the release of the UK’s Net Zero Strategy.

The value of geothermal energy and carbon capture in tackling climate change

Tapping into geothermal energy would be a ‘win-win’ for tackling climate change – and capturing and storing carbon can also make an invaluable contribution. Those are two arguments outlined by Professor Jon Gluyas, from our Durham Energy Institute, as part of a new essay collection.
A graphic for the Net Zero Exchanges essay collection, showing a black cityscape against a blue, cloudy sky

Countdown to COP26 – Leading the debate on climate change and public health

How can the world tackle the climate crisis and achieve a sustainable recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic in order to protect and promote public health? This autumn Durham University is leading a range of events exploring this issue.
Image showing stethoscope on a globe

Jon Gluyas responds to Gas and CO2 shortages

DEI Director Prof Jon Gluyas asked to comment by the media on the UK Gas and CO2 supply crisis.
Jon Gluyas

Climate change and risks to health – what needs to be done?

Heat waves, wildfires and flooding have become more common and intense in recent years, posing substantial risks to society and people’s health.
Fire fighter tackling a forest fire