Four ways AI could help us respond to climate change – despite how much energy it uses

From making journeys more fuel-efficient to reducing food waste.

Lakshmi Babu Saheer, Director of Computing Informatics and Applications Research Group, Anglia Ruskin University • conversation
Feb. 13, 2024 ~6 min

£11m semiconductor research centre could be key player in UK’s net zero mission

The University of Cambridge is a partner in the new £11m Innovation and Knowledge Centre (IKC) REWIRE, set to deliver pioneering semiconductor technologies and

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Feb. 13, 2024 ~5 min

US ‘pause’ on future liquefied gas exports throws doubt on fossil fuel’s place in energy transition

The US Department of Energy will review its process for approving new LNG projects.

Michael Bradshaw, Professor of Global Energy, Warwick Business School, University of Warwick • conversation
Feb. 9, 2024 ~7 min

Biden’s ‘hard look’ at liquefied natural gas exports raises a critical question: How does natural gas fit with US climate goals?

The US, a minor liquefied natural gas supplier a decade ago, now is the world’s top source. That’s good for energy security, but bad for Earth’s climate. An energy scholar explains the trade-offs.

Emily Grubert, Associate Professor of Sustainable Energy Policy, University of Notre Dame • conversation
Feb. 7, 2024 ~8 min

Researchers discover new channels to excite magnetic waves with terahertz light

The finding provides new insights into the ultrafast control of magnetic materials, with potential to enable next-generation information processing technologies.

Department of Chemistry • mit
Feb. 6, 2024 ~4 min

Fuel poverty: as government support dries up, communities are taking action

Energy bill discounts have failed to meet the scale of the problem, research shows.

Tolu Olarewaju, Economist and Lecturer in Management, Keele University • conversation
Feb. 6, 2024 ~7 min

Self-extinguishing batteries could reduce the risk of deadly and costly battery fires

Lithium-ion battery fires are becoming increasingly common as electric vehicles spread, and are hard to extinguish. A new approach uses an electrolyte based on a commercial fire extinguisher.

Bingan Lu, Associate Professor of Physics and Electronics, Hunan University • conversation
Feb. 6, 2024 ~7 min

MIT researchers map the energy transition’s effects on jobs

A county-by-county study shows where the U.S. job market will evolve most during the move to clean energy.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News • mit
Feb. 5, 2024 ~7 min

Labour’s £28 billion green investment promise could be watered down – here’s why

Keir Starmer’s flagship climate change pledge has already been cut back significantly since 2021.

Marc Hudson, Visiting Fellow, Science Policy, University of Sussex • conversation
Feb. 2, 2024 ~7 min

AI is supposed to make us more efficient – but it could mean we waste more energy

Whether artificial intelligence leads to more or less energy use will depend on how we adapt to using it.

Felippa Amanta, PhD Candidate, Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford • conversation
Jan. 26, 2024 ~6 min