Response to Energy White paper Durham Energy Institute (Dec 2020) DEI welcomes the Energy White paper released by the UK government on 14th December 2020 and its focus on clean energy, green jobs and affordable energy. It is a significant step forward in providing a clear national ambition and strategy for achieving a low carbon and resilient energy sector for the UK. This paper gives our overview responses to the plans laid-out in the White Paper drawing on the insights from our research and partnership working.
DEI response to Environmental Audit Committeeinquiry on Possible Future Inquiries (April 2020). This response was submitted with Durham County Council and Northumberland County Council. The response highlights that poor land management and not putting carbon back into soils are two key reasons for significant soil degradation all over the world (Lal, 2003). Understanding and exploiting the potential of returning carbon to soil to mitigate climate change is a critical but missing part of net zero plans. Read the DEI response.
Developments in Wind Power POSTnote (May 2019) This POSTnote includes contributions from Professor Simon Hogg who leads wind energy research at Durham University and Benj Sykes from Ørsted who is on the DEI Advisory Board and are startegic partners for the University.
Sustaining the Soil Microbiome POSTnote (May 2019) This POSTnote includes contributions from Dr Lynsay Blake, Durham University, gives an overview of the benefits provided by the soil microbiome, ways of assessing the soil microbiome, and measures to improve its condition.
The Offshore Renewable Energy Science and Innovation Audit (SIA) a government-commissioned science and innovation audit designed to help regional industry identify strengths and fulfil their potential. Conducted across the north of England and Scotland, and led by the University of Newcastle, it included input from DEI, Hull University, University of Liverpool, Humber LEP, Liverpool City Region, North-East LEP and Tees Valley Combined Authority, Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult, and Scottish Enterprise.
Key Actions of the European Strategic EnergyTechnology (SET) Plan Input papers to the EuropeanCommission’s consultation (Nov 2015 to 2016). Submissions represents all European Universities undertaking work in Energy. Durham University has contributed the most of any institution in Europe to these input papers as well as coordinating two of these submissions.