Research is tackling the need to reduce energy demand, maintain energy supply, increase the efficiency of energy-requiring processes, and develop policy and pricing strategies.

‘Messy’ production of perovskite material increases solar cell efficiency

11 November 2019

Discovery means simpler and cheaper manufacturing methods are actually beneficial for the material’s use in next-generation solar cells or LED...

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‘Artificial leaf’ successfully produces clean gas

21 October 2019

A widely-used gas that is currently produced from fossil fuels can instead be made by an ‘artificial leaf’ that uses only sunlight, carbon dioxide...

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Electronic solid could reduce carbon emissions in fridges and air conditioners

09 October 2019

A promising replacement for the toxic and flammable greenhouse gases that are used in most refrigerators and air conditioners has been identified...

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Opinion: Betting on speculative geoengineering may risk an escalating ‘climate debt crisis’

18 July 2019

Professor Mike Hulme and Dr Shinichiro Asayama from Cambridge's Department of Geography discuss the climate 'debt crisis' and why geoengineering...

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Washable, wearable battery-like devices could be woven directly into clothes

16 May 2019

Washable, wearable ‘batteries’: based on cheap, safe and environmentally-friendly inks and woven directly into fabrics, have been developed by...

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Green material for refrigeration identified

18 April 2019

Researchers from the UK and Spain have identified an eco-friendly solid that could replace the inefficient and polluting gases used in most...

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Green tech startups see boost in patents and investment when partnering with government – study

18 March 2019

Collaboration between government and startups could help meet the climate challenge while growing small businesses. Findings could inform...

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Cambridge spin-out starts producing graphene at commercial scale

12 March 2019

A recent University of Cambridge spin-out company, Paragraf, has started producing graphene – a sheet of carbon just one atomic layer thick – at...

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What does it take to make a better battery?

11 February 2019

Cambridge researchers are working to solve one of technology’s biggest puzzles: how to build next-generation batteries that could power a green...

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