Empowering women in energy

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Written by Emilie Vrain The UK Energy Research Centre funded an initiative which provided an opportunity for 30 women working in the broad field of decarbonisation of energy, from different regions, nationalities, disciplines, and varying career stages, to collaborate in small groups and prepare a proposal for seed funding during a two-day residential writing retreat […]

How do we know if a climate change ‘solution’ is consistent with 1.5°C pathways?

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Mission Innovation is the global initiative to double clean energy research and development, launched alongside the the Paris Agreement on Climate Change in 2015. In May 2019, energy and climate change ministers from around the world gathered in Vancouver, Canada, to discuss progress so far. Collaborating with Research Institutes Sweden, SILCI researcher Charlie Wilson contributed […]

Disruptive innovations in practice: Examples from around the world

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SILCI researcher, Charlie Wilson, was involved in a global scenario study published last year on how disruptive consumer innovations can help the world limit warming to 1.5°C. When presenting this work to policy, business, and academic stakeholders, the most common challenge was along the lines of … ‘this is all well and good, but where’s […]

SILCI goes to the Pint of Science festival

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Two SILCI team members, Charlie Wilson and Mark Wilson, recently gave a talk at the Pint of Science festival. The talk, entitled ‘Sustainable solutions – a greener, digital future’, was hosted at a pub in Norwich, giving members of the public an opportunity to learn about low carbon innovations and the SILCI team’s research. Pint of Science is an annual public engagement […]

How we use energy is an often forgotten part of sustainable energy transitions

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Norway is an interesting test case for national energy transitions with an almost 100% zero-carbon electricity system (from hydro), the highest uptake of EVs anywhere in the world, and sizeable public resources for supporting energy innovation (largely accrued from fossil fuel rents!). Trondheim is the Norway’s answer to Silicon Valley, hosting a large and well […]

SILCI goes to Cambridge! 

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Laurie Kerr, a SILCI PhD Researcher, recently attended the CEEDA (Cambridge and EnvEast Doctoral Alliance) symposium at Cambridge University.  She gave a plenary presentation about peer-to-peer mobility innovations, and how they can potentially reduce travel-related CO2 emissions.     Peer-to-peer ride sharing (where individuals are matched and travel in a car with others making the same journey), and peer-to-peer car sharing (where […]

Introducing Mobility-as-a-Service at the 4th NEST Conference in Lisbon, Portugal

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Emma Cassar, a PhD Researcher, has recently attended the 4th Annual NEST Conference (#4thNEST) organised by the Network of Early Career Researchers in Sustainability Transitions (NEST). Emma presented her work in progress on the potential of Mobility-as-a-Service in Birmingham, UK.   The adoption and use of information and communication technologies (ICT) by the Millennial and post-Millennial generation is considered […]

Disruptive innovations still need regulatory approval

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Of the start ups showcasing their ideas at the Technoport 2019 conference in Trondheim, the tech capital of Norway, one stood out as offering both a potentially disruptive innovation and potential emission reductions. Invertapro breeds black soldier flies and mealworm beetles for use as protein substitutes in both human and animal food chains. Although they […]