Climate change research award returns to provide students opportunity

The application window for the Climate Change Thought Leadership Award has reopened for undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD students studying at UK universities. Run by Privilege Finance, the award provides students within the renewable energy sector, with the opportunity to be rewarded for their research and innovative approaches to climate change and carbon reduction solutions. Winning students can expect to … Read more

The potential of biogas to decarbonise Northern Ireland’s gas grid

By Aine Anderson, Climate Change Thought Leadership Award winner (PhD category) 2022 According to the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA), Northern Ireland (NI) has the potential to produce up to 580 million cubic metres of biomethane annually. Recent analysis of feedstock mapping supports even higher biomethane potential values from manure and underutilised … Read more

Aine Anderson receiving her award

What is interseasonal energy storage and how can it increase renewable usage

By Natasha Marino, Climate Change Thought Leadership Award winner (Master’s Category) 2022      Renewable energy technologies cannot always produce a consistent amount of energy. For example, the energy outputs from solar technologies are limited in winter, when there’s fewer daylight hours and the sky is often overcast. Likewise, demand for energy varies throughout the … Read more

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Delivering net zero through a carbon free gas grid

By Katie Harrison The UK’s target to reach net zero carbon by 2050 will require an overhaul of current systems, including the UK gas network, which currently relies predominantly on fossil fuels. The transition to a carbon free gas grid will require increased biomethane production and the introduction of hydrogen – both of which are … Read more

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Quit indulging in ‘soundbite politics’

A response to Tory leadership race: Where do candidates stand on net zero goal? By Chris Winward, CEO at Privilege Finance When I read the recent BBC article on where the Tory candidates stand on net zero, I was shocked that none of the candidates demonstrated an understanding of what is needed to put a … Read more

Chris Windward, CEO of Privilege Finance

Student award recognises talent in the renewables industry

Two students have scooped the Climate Change Thought Leadership Award for outstanding research dissertation projects, which provide innovative solutions to the climate crisis. The award is run by Privilege Finance, specialist funder of projects which reduce carbon and mitigate against climate change. It identifies exceptionally talented individuals with the potential to drive the renewables industry … Read more

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Five ways anaerobic digestion supports the environment

For the UK to reach its target to become net zero by 2050, it’s crucial we increase our investment in climate positive projects. Anaerobic digestion (AD) goes beyond producing renewable energy. It offers many benefits to the environment too – such as disposing of our waste in an environmentally friendly way, producing organic fertiliser to … Read more

Food waste can be used to generate energy

What’s changed since COP26?

By Chris Winward Six months after COP26 we have seen more interest in climate investments, but the much-publicised target to limit global warming to no more than 1.5°C has almost entirely slipped away. To accelerate a reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, leaders must take responsibility for their impact of their business’ activities, stop waiting … Read more

Chris Windward, CEO of Privilege Finance

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Climate change research award returns to provide students opportunity

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