Lindsay Beevers, Professor of Environmental Engineering at the School of Engineering, has worked on a project with Heriot-Watt University to investigate how people might be affected by droughts in Scotland.
The School’s Dr Daniel Friedrich is to lead a new three-year project to investigate what role Seasonal Thermal Energy Storage (STES) systems could play in decarbonising the heating and cooling systems in our businesses, homes and industries, while continuing to meet our fluctuating energy needs.
Maty Tall, a first year student on the MSc in Sustainable Energy Systems, was among a handful of promising young leaders from around the globe selected to take part in the prestigious Youth and Leaders summit in Paris earlier this month. The annual summit is organised by the Paris Institute of Political Studies (Sciences Po), to create a forum where young leaders can challenge “today’s leading international affairs personalities” on pressing global issues. Maty was one of just three Mastercard Foundation Scholars (MCFS) selected from universities worldwide to participate in the summit on 20 January 2020.
Energy networks need to co-operate more across electricity, gas, and heat according to the “Getting to Net Zero: the role of energy networks” report published on 26 November 2019. The Getting to Net Zero working group is a short-term working group convened by Energy at Edinburgh (University of Edinburgh), the Scottish Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Association, and the Centre for Energy Policy (Strathclyde University), with members drawn from the energy networks sector. The School's Professor Gareth Harrison sits on the expert group, whose membership is drawn from across the energy supply sector and academia in Scotland.
The University of Edinburgh has re-launched the world’s first free open online course exploring the key role that carbon capture and storage technology (CCS) can play in tackling the effects of climate change. The course has been developed by leading academics Dr Mathieu Lucquiaud from the School of Engineering and Dr Mark Wilkinson from the School of Geosciences, alongside researcher Mennat Labib who is based in the School’s Carbon Capture and Storage Group.
Academics at the School of Engineering and the School of Geosciences have re-launched the world’s first free open online course exploring how carbon capture and storage technology (CCS) can be used to tackle climate change.