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.

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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New efficiency record set for perovskite LEDs

05 November 2018

Researchers have set a new efficiency record for LEDs based on perovskite semiconductors, rivalling that of the best organic LEDs (OLEDs). 

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Scientists pioneer a new way to turn sunlight into fuel

03 September 2018

The quest to find new ways to harness solar power has taken a step forward after researchers successfully split water into hydrogen and oxygen by...

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The ‘brain’ that’s helping reduce carbon emissions

06 August 2018

From their base halfway across the globe in Singapore, Cambridge researchers are working with colleagues from around the world to reduce carbon...

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