Hydrogen: where is low-carbon fuel most useful for decarbonisation?

Hydrogen is feted as the key to a dynamic green economy. But is it the best choice for decarbonisation in all cases?

Valeska Ting, Professor of Smart Nanomaterials, University of Bristol • conversation
Nov. 9, 2020 ~17 min

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The future of nuclear: power stations could make hydrogen, heat homes and decarbonise industry

Don't count nuclear energy out – it may be our best hope of reaching net-zero emissions within the time we have left.

Michael Rushton, Senior Lecturer in Nuclear Energy, Bangor University • conversation
Nov. 4, 2020 ~7 min

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How a 1940s treaty set airlines on a path to high emissions and low regulation

A precedent set at the industry's outset has dominated efforts to reform aviation.

Roger Tyers, Teaching Associate in Sociology and Social Policy, University of Nottingham • conversation
Nov. 3, 2020 ~7 min

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'Decarbonisation' may be the wrong goal for energy – here's why

Low-carbon energy sources aren't all equally well-suited to getting us to net-zero emissions.

Andrew Crossland, Associate Fellow, Durham Energy Institute, Durham University • conversation
Oct. 28, 2020 ~6 min

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Why a UK 'cycling and walking revolution' won't reduce car travel

New bike lanes are a good idea for health and air quality, but the convenience of car travel for most journeys will remain.

David Metz, Honorary Professor of Transport Studies, UCL • conversation
Aug. 24, 2020 ~6 min

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Electric cars won't save us if the numbers don't add up – economist

It seems likely we are going to need radical reductions in future ownership of private vehicles as we transition to cleaner transport.

Jamie Morgan, Professor of Economics, Leeds Beckett University • conversation
Aug. 7, 2020 ~8 min

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Economist: electric cars won't save us if the numbers don't add up

It seems likely we are going to need radical reductions in future ownership of private vehicles as we transition to cleaner transport.

Jamie Morgan, Professor of Economics, Leeds Beckett University • conversation
Aug. 7, 2020 ~8 min

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Hydrogen isn't the key to Britain's green recovery – here's why

Energy efficiency and electrification should lead the effort to decarbonise society, not hydrogen.

Tom Baxter, Senior Lecturer in Chemical Engineering, University of Aberdeen • conversation
July 22, 2020 ~8 min

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Why zero-carbon homes must lead the green recovery from COVID-19

Building a greener economy starts at home.

Ranald Boydell, Visiting Lecturer in Sustainable Development, Heriot-Watt University • conversation
June 22, 2020 ~6 min

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Post-war reconstruction involved taxing richest – it could be a model for building a low carbon economy

Just as it did 75 years ago, the UK government has a chance to build back better from a crisis.

Dario Kenner, Visiting Fellow, Anglia Ruskin University • conversation
May 8, 2020 ~7 min

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