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.

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Green material for refrigeration identified

18 Apr 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 Mar 2019

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

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Cambridge spin-out starts producing graphene at commercial scale

12 Mar 2019

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

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What does it take to make a better battery?

11 Feb 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 Nov 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 Sep 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 Aug 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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New class of materials could be used to make batteries that charge faster

25 Jul 2018

Researchers have identified a group of materials that could be used to make even higher power batteries. The researchers, from the University of...

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Plastic crystals hold key to record-breaking energy transport

24 May 2018

Scientists from the Universities of Cambridge and Bristol have found a way to create plastic semiconductor nanostructures that absorb light and...

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Environmental report highlights Cambridge’s progress towards sustainability goals

18 Apr 2018

The University has published its Environmental Sustainability Report 2017, setting out its progress over the past 12 months, including key...

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Some superconductors can also carry currents of ‘spin’

16 Apr 2018

Researchers have shown that certain superconductors – materials that carry electrical current with zero resistance at very low temperatures – can...

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Potassium gives perovskite-based solar cells an efficiency boost

21 Mar 2018

A simple potassium solution could boost the efficiency of next-generation solar cells, by enabling them to convert more sunlight into electricity.

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