In the UK, we expect access to a reliable supply of energy at all times. The energy sector – generation, transmission and distribution – is evolving to maintain security of supply, to meet carbon reduction targets and to adapt to the impacts of a changing climate. As energy sector assets have long operational lifetimes, addressing … Continue reading Energy
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Briony Turner investigates the difference between the design and measured energy performance of buildings.
The MAGIC project aim is to answer the question: can we develop a city with no air pollution and no heat-island effect by 2050?
Energy efficiency retrofit is more effective & has health benefits if combined with grid decarbonisation & enhanced ventilation
UCL researchers found that achieving carbon reduction targets in urban settings depends on the interdependencies between housing and energy provision, and that different decarbonisation strategies at the city / town level can affect the health of inhabitants.
LoHCool aims to develop a holistic approach to achieving CO2 reductions associated with space heating and cooling as well as keeping internal temperatures comfortable.
Decarbonising the electricity system may require use of CCS which needs large, reliable quantities of cooling water – ITRC researchers found that power plants could be at risk from drought and low flows.
Realising Transition Pathways: Whole systems analysis for a UK more electric low carbon energy future
Focusing on electricity, how can we achieve a transition that addresses the simultaneous delivery of low carbon, secure and affordable energy services?
Liveable Cities – transforming the engineering of cities to deliver societal and planetary wellbeing (TEC)
Delivering global and societal well-being within the context of low carbon living through realistic and radical engineering for an alternative future.
Investigating potential changes in infrastructure operation towards resource-efficient service delivery.