Research Reports

First 'game-changing technologies' report - Liquid Air Technologies, a guide to the potential.
October, 2013

Liquid air technologies is widely recognised as offering the potential to deliver reductions in fuel bills, air pollution and carbon emissions,while simultaneously boosting energy security and creating jobs.

The Economics of Low Carbon Cities: A Mini-Stern Review for Birmingham and the wider urban area
September, 2013

Compared to 1990 levels, Birmingham and the wider urban area could reduce its carbon emissions by 2022 by 10.8% through cost effective investments that would pay for themselves (on commercial terms) over their lifetime.

New Climate Alliances
New Climate Alliances - cover
August, 2013

The range of actors who encounter climate change adaptation and mitigation in their everyday experiences, and the levels of scales at which climate issues are experienced and tackled, go far beyond national governments. This report explores the new climate alliances emerging in the absence of an ambitious international framework.

Liquid Air in the Energy and Transport Systems (Executive Summary)
May, 2013

One of the biggest challenges of decarbonisation is to develop new energy vectors. The Executive Summary introduces liquid air as an increasingly attractive opportunity and provides key recommendations for policymakers, business and researchers.

Liquid Air in the Energy and Transport Systems (Full Report)
Liquid Air in the Energy and Transport Systems (Full Report)
May, 2013

One of the biggest challenges of decarbonisation is to develop new energy vectors. This report describes how liquid air is produced, and introduces the new technologies being developed to exploit it as an energy vector.

Carbon Capture and Utilisation in the Green Economy
Carbon capture and utilisation in the green economy
April, 2013

Using CO2 to manufacture fuel, chemicals and materials.

The Economics of Low Carbon Cities: A Mini-Stern Review for the Sheffield City Region
Sheffield City Region Mini-Stern Review cover page
March, 2013

The Sheffield City Region has an energy bill of £3.4 billion a year, forecast to grow to £4.59 billion by 2022. SCR could insulate itself against 61% of projected energy price increases by investing in the cost-effective low carbon measures identified in this report.

The Economics of Low Carbon Cities: A Mini-Stern Review for the Humber
January, 2013

What is the most effective and efficient way to decarbonise a city? There are hundreds of low carbon options available, with a potential to offset increases in the Humber's energy bill by 96% of the projected increase by 2022.

Food Security: Near Future Projections of the Impact of Drought in Asia
Food Security Near future projections of the impact of drought in Asia
October, 2012

This ground-breaking analysis from a lead IPCC author examines the probable impacts of climate change-driven drought on crop production across Asia in the 2020s, and assesses the vulnerability and adaptive capacity of each country.

Carbon Capture: A Technology Assessment
July, 2012

This techno-economic evaluation of power generation in the UK assesses performance of the introduction of CCS technologies on three UK power generation sectors - solid fuel, integrated gas combined cycle and natural gas combined cycle.

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