UK’s electricity system was cheaper and cleaner during coronavirus lockdown but more difficult to control’

That’s according to a new independent analysis conducted via Imperial Consultants by academics from Imperial College London for Drax Electric Insights.

Climate change could ‘increase yellow fever deaths in Africa by up to 25% by 2050’

Even under the most optimistic climate change scenario, Africa is most likely to experience an increase in deaths, according to a new study

UK researchers awarded £6m to drive next-gen solar tech

The organic and perovskite solar cells are critical to advances such as zero carbon buildings and vehicles as well as the Internet of Things

Maintaining flexible power system ‘critical to avoiding power cuts on road to net zero’

A new report highlights how a host of technologies helped stabilise the country’s energy system during a volatile start to 2020

Innovative technology eats air pollution and turns it into ink

Imperial College London students have invented the ‘world’s first device’ to collect harmful particulate matter from vehicle tyres and recycle it

Mitsubishi and Imperial team up to turbocharge cleaner engines

The new Centre will carry out detailed research on turbocharger and exhaust energy technologies to improve engine performance and operation and enable low carbon engine technology

Plans for new climate change innovation centre in London

It will be based at Imperial College London and help drive the development of new technologies, businesses and jobs that supports a zero carbon and climate resilient future

UK renewables capacity overtakes fossil fuels for first time

The total renewable capacity on the grid has tripled over the last five years, standing at 42GW

New enzyme-based biofuel technology? Scientists break it down

Researchers at Imperial College London have enhanced the process of turning plant-based biomass into valuable products

Cost of new nuclear plants ‘often 18% more than expected’

Researchers say developers might be better off focusing on ‘lower risk’ technologies such as wind or solar power instead