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Short rotation energy crops could help meet UK’s renewable energy targets

April 1st, 2011 by University of Southampton

Planting short rotation energy crops on England’s unused agricultural land could produce enough biomass to meet renewable energy targets without disrupting the food industry or the environment, according to research led by Professor Gail Taylor from the University of Southampton. The study, funded by the UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC), is a rare investigation into […]

The UK Energy Research Centre produced a report in October 2010 on Global Oil Depletion that merits attention

April 1st, 2011 by UKERC

A report, ‘Global Oil Depletion – An Assessment of the evidence for a near-term peak in oil production’, launched in October 2010 by the UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC), argues that conventional oil production is likely to peak before 2030, with a significant risk of a peak before 2020. The report concludes that the UK […]