Environment and Sustainability

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Opinion - Energy storage – a Better solution? 

Posted in News, Opinions & Environment and Sustainability

20 July 2021

Dick Philbrick, Vice President IES explores energy questions

IET - ‘Green taxonomy’ to sort the green from the greenwashed 

Posted in News & Environment and Sustainability

04 July 2021

The UK government has tasked the new Green Technical Advisory Group with laying out a guide clarifying what does and what does not qualify as sustainable investment, in a bid to crack down on corporate greenwashing.

Challenges facing moving to a Cleaner Power System in the US 

Posted in News & Environment and Sustainability

20 May 2021

The US have set an ambitious target of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 50% by 2030 - what are the challenges in achieving that goal?

Carbon capture and storage technology will be installed at a rebuilt gas-fired power station at Peterhead 

Posted in News & Environment and Sustainability

11 May 2021

The energy company has agreed a deal with Norwegian firm Equinor to capture 1.5m tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) annually and store it under the North Sea.

IEA-COP26 Net Zero Summit 

Posted in News & Environment and Sustainability

23 February 2021

 IEA - COP26 Net Zero Summit - 31 Mar 2021


Funding competition for large-scale sustainable solutions to plastic packaging challenges 

Posted in News & Environment and Sustainability

22 February 2021



UK registered businesses can apply for a share of up to £16mln for bold and ambitious demonstrator projects in smart and sustainable plastic packaging.

Guidance to support the engineering profession in achieving a more sustainable future 

Posted in News & Environment and Sustainability

15 February 2021

All those working in engineering have a significant role to play in helping society achieve a more sustainable future. 

Engineers must rethink their role to match the scale of climate challenge 

Posted in News & Environment and Sustainability

15 February 2021


The need for collaboration, innovation and reskilling were hot topics for debate at the latest virtual Brunel lecture, which featured speakers from Europe.


2021 QE Prize Winners - LED Lighting 

Posted in News & Environment and Sustainability

13 February 2021

The 2021 Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering was awarded to Isamu Akasaki, Shuji Nakamura, Nick Holonyak Jr, M. George Craford and Russell Dupuis for the creation and development of LED lighting, which forms the basis of all solid state lighting technology.



Statwars: Big data at the heart of the climate change challenge 

Posted in News & Environment and Sustainability

12 February 2021

As the plans around COP26 in November emerge from the COVID fog, the one certainty we have is we have to make it work. Not just the events, the meetings, and the conference, but the outcomes, the promises, and the commitments.



Climate change tops chemical engineers’ agenda 

Posted in News & Environment and Sustainability

18 January 2021

Aiming to take a lead role in tackling climate change, the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) has published its position statement with the commitment to work with all stakeholders, from governments to communities around the world, to deliver a fair, safe and sustainable future.

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