£22m battery and thermal energy facilities launch at the University of Warwick, for a cleaner greener future
Two research centres for sustainable electrical and thermal energy technologies totalling £22m are launching at WMG, University of Warwick on the 10th June 2019. The funding from government via the Energy Research Accelerator (ERA) sees UK Government, industry and higher education work together to shape the future of the UK’s energy landscape.
Researchers at the University of Warwick have been inspired by the unique movement of trembling aspen leaves, to devise an energy harvesting mechanism that could power weather sensors in hostile environments and could even be a back-up energy supply that could save and extend the life of future Mars rovers.
March 2018’s ‘Beast from the East’ saw the UK's first gas deficit warning for 8 years. Extra supplies from mainland Europe and liquefied natural gas imports saw off the crisis. But will this be possible after Brexit? A new report from Warwick Business School’s Professor Michael Bradshaw explores the challenges and highlights the key issues that must be addressed in a post-Brexit UK Gas security strategy.