Ahead of COP26 over 4000 pupils from 130 schools in 13 countries took part in the ECO2 Climate Conference to learn about COP.
Examples of our Research Impact
Action in Communities: Access to Energy and Addressing Fuel Poverty
Durham Energy Institute works with communities to support local energy projects and to inform local discussions on energy issues such as fracking and heat networks. It also works with local authorities and regional bodies on regional energy projects and has a schools outreach programme on energy education and encouraging engagement in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths subjects. Read more
Sustainable Transport - Hydrogen and Electric Vehicles
DEI is supporting the transition to low-carbon forms of transportation. Our research includes new fuels for transportation, new engine designs, electrifying transportation and the infrastructure required for these transformations.
Putting Power Back in the Hands of Households
Durham is leading on innovations to make our energy system flexible enough and safe enough so that future households can begin to trade the energy they generate with each other as well as to the national grid.
Clean Growth: A Partnership for the Future in Offshore Wind
We are supporting the UK Offshore Wind Industry to become a global leader. Working with industry leaders, our research is helping to reduce costs, improve turbine design and enhance maintenance and operation in the sector.
Geothermal Energy for the UK: Clean Growth and Innovation
The UK's geothermal resources are significant and could supply heat to the UK for over a century. Durham University leads research into the potential for geothermal energy in the UK and beyond.