Tag Archive for 'University of Southampton'

Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society dedicate issue to tidal current energy research

January 16th, 2013 by The Royal Society

The Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society have published an issue ‘New research in tidal current energy’ compiled and edited by Professor AbuBakr Bahaj. The issue is focused on marine engineering, fluid mechanics, and computer modelling. AbuBakr Bahaj, Professor of Sustainable Energy at the University of Southampton, in the preface writes “authors claim that tidal […]

Can avoid worst impacts of climate change if emissions decline steeply

January 14th, 2013 by University of Reading

Tough limits on global emissions of greenhouse gases could avoid 20% to 65% of the damaging effects of climate change by 2100, according to research led by the University of Reading‘s Walker Institute and published in the paper ‘A global assessment of the effects of climate policy on the impacts of climate change‘ in the […]

Current atmospheric C02 level must be reduced to protect coastal cities

January 3rd, 2013 by National Oceanography Centre

By comparing reconstructions of atmospheric CO2 concentrations and sea level over the past 40 million years, researchers based at the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton have found that greenhouse gas concentrations similar to the present of nearly 400 parts per million (ppm) were systematically associated with sea levels at least nine metres above current levels. The […]

Some harmful impacts of climate change are now inevitable so we need to prepare for adaptation

November 27th, 2012 by University of Southampton

Uncertainty about how much the climate is changing is not a reason to delay preparing for the harmful impacts of climate change said Professor Jim Hall of the Environmental Change Institute at the University of Oxford and colleagues at the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, writing in Nature Climate Change. The costs of adapting […]

University of Southampton testing designs for low carbon cargo ships

June 24th, 2012 by University of Southampton

With rising fossil fuel prices and the global challenge of reducing greenhouse gas emissions, development is underway to design the modern world’s first 100% fossil fuel free sailing cargo ships. This project is set to change the shipping industry by providing efficient and affordable low-carbon shipping. The project combines proven technology, using the state of […]

Using lithium batteries for energy storage in photovoltaic systems

February 10th, 2012 by University of Southampton

A joint research project between the University of Southampton and lithium battery technology company REAPsystems has found that a new type of battery has the potential to improve the efficiency and reduce the cost of solar power. The research project, sponsored by REAPsystems, was led by MSc Sustainable Energy Technologies student, Yue Wu and his […]

Scientists investigating possible link between diesel fume pollution and honey bee decline

October 10th, 2011 by University of Southampton

Scientists are investigating a possible link between tiny particles of pollution found in diesel fumes and the global collapse of honey bee colonies Professor Guy Poppy, an ecologist, Dr Tracey Newman, a neuroscientist, and their team from the University of Southampton, believe that minuscule particles, or ‘nanoparticles’, emitted from diesel engines could be affecting bees’ […]

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 […]

Anaerobic digestion on farms could turn agriculture green

March 11th, 2011 by Newcastle University

Research carried out by the Rural Economy and Land Use Programme has shown that small scale digesters on farms could be profitable for farmers, good for the environment and help the UK meet targets on green energy and greenhouse gas emissions. A typical dairy farm could supply most of the electricity it needs to milk […]

Ninth European wave and tidal energy conference in Southampton from 5 to 9 September 2011

February 18th, 2011 by Events

The Ninth European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference and exhibition (EWTEC 2011) will be held at the University of Southampton, UK from 5 to 9 September 2011. EWTEC is an international technical and scientific conference, respected for its commitment to maintain high standards in the quality of academic and industrial contributions to its proceedings. EWTEC […]