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Leading research to help decarbonise heat

Globally, heating our homes and businesses accounts for nearly half of all energy consumption and in the UK 77% of our heating is produced using fossil fuels. Decarbonising heat is essential if targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions are to be met. Thanks to the work of Durham Energy Institute (DEI), we are at the forefront of research into how to achieve this.
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DEI @ COP26 highlighting the importance of focusing on Decarbonising Heating

DEI and its partners have launched a campaign to be exhibited at COP26 Green Zone in Glasgow on November 11th to highlight the importance of innovations for decarbonising heat to meet the goals of the conference.
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Tackling the ‘Moothane’ problem - cutting greenhouse gas from livestock

Did you know that methane released by animals such as cows accounts for about 50 per cent of agricultural greenhouse gas emissions, and that one third of this is released indoors, in barns and sheds?
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Prof Simon Hogg responds to release of UK net zero strategy as it gears up to host COP26

Professor Simon Hogg, DEIs Ørsted Professor in Renewable Energy & Head of the Department of Engineering, Durham University, comments on the release of the UK’s Net Zero Strategy.

The value of geothermal energy and carbon capture in tackling climate change

Tapping into geothermal energy would be a ‘win-win’ for tackling climate change – and capturing and storing carbon can also make an invaluable contribution. Those are two arguments outlined by Professor Jon Gluyas, from our Durham Energy Institute, as part of a new essay collection.
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Countdown to COP26 – Leading the debate on climate change and public health

How can the world tackle the climate crisis and achieve a sustainable recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic in order to protect and promote public health? This autumn Durham University is leading a range of events exploring this issue.
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Jon Gluyas responds to Gas and CO2 shortages

DEI Director Prof Jon Gluyas asked to comment by the media on the UK Gas and CO2 supply crisis.
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Climate change and risks to health – what needs to be done?

Heat waves, wildfires and flooding have become more common and intense in recent years, posing substantial risks to society and people’s health.
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Making Waves: The Future of Shipping

Professor Tony Roskilly, DEI Director and lead of our National Hydrogen for Transportation network features in the new EPSRC and Chamber of Shipping film 'Making Waves: The Future of Shipping'.
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Association for advocacy on increasing Geothermal Energy investment announces addition of 8 founding members

The recently-formed Geothermal Energy Advancement Association (GEAA) is pleased to today announce its latest addition of Founder Members. Durham Energy Institute was an original founding member of GEAA and DEI Director Professor Jon Gluyas is President of GEAA.
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Progress reported for MARLIN Star project

Further to the funding announcement in Summer 2020, the MARLIN Star project held its 5th progress meeting in the Marine Station (University of Plymouth) in August 2021.
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The fantasy of sustainability

Professor Thom Brooks from our Durham Law School comments on climate change.
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