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.

Women in STEM: Dr Jenny Zhang

05 December 2019

Dr Jenny Zhang is a group leader and BBSRC David Phillips Fellow in the Department of Chemistry, where she is re-wiring photosynthesis to generate...

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Green-sky thinking for propulsion and power

04 December 2019

A rapid way of turning ideas into new technologies in the aviation and power industries has been developed at Cambridge’s Whittle Laboratory. Here...

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Cambridge Zero

26 November 2019

If we are to avert a climate disaster, we must sharply reduce our emissions, starting today. Cambridge Zero, the University's ambitious new...

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Cambridge Green: weaving sustainability into the fabric of the University

20 November 2019

From removing ruminant meat from its menus to building ‘green’ buildings, the University of Cambridge is weaving sustainability into its very...

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Laboratory experiment of a cross-ventilated room

Wind more effective than cold air at cooling rooms naturally

20 November 2019

The effectiveness of non-mechanical, low-energy methods for moderating temperature and humidity has been evaluated in a series of experiments by...

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‘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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