Climate change ‘supercomputers’ get £19m from government

Climate change “supercomputers” are getting a chunk of a multi-million pound fund pledged by the Government to improve the country’s “e-infrastructure”. E-infrastructure refers to data storage, faster networks and large, high-performance supercomputers. David Willetts, Minister for Universities and Science said that the scheme, which is giving £158million to UK scientists and businesses, was proof the […]

£40m heavy duty vehicle energy project launched

The Energy Technologies Institute yesterday launched one of Europe’s largest heavy duty vehicle efficiency programmes. The £40m programme will look at increasing the efficiencies of shipping, heavy goods vehicles, construction and agricultural equipment by almost a third. Heavy duty vehicles currently contribute 8% of the UK’s overall CO2 emissions. The low carbon fuel options for […]