NATURE AND CULTURE
ENERGY AND CLIMATE
RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
CONSERVATION
ENVIRONMENTAL ETHICS
ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS (EMS)
E&E ENGINEERING

Energy, Environment and Climate: Shifting Toward Renewable Energy
Energy is essential to the development and sustenance of social and economic systems, however its use continues to come at an increasing cost to the environment. The research at the Centre is aimed at generating new theoretical ideas and perspectives on the transformation to more sustainable energy consumption and clean energy production which can account for global imbalances in wealth and global responsibilities regarding climate change. Since its inception, the Centre has been working with a number of reference players in the fields of renewable energies, environment and atmospheric sciences. Some key research on new energy technologies is developing low-pollution producing energies. The Centre is committed to working on renewable energies that focus on solar thermal power and solar photovoltaics, electric vehicles, 2nd and 3rd generation biofuels, hydrogen and fuel cells, energy efficiency and energy conservation in buildings. We also conduct multidisciplinary research to develop sustainable energy strategies and to understand the climatic evolutionary mechanisms that are taking place. This extends into natural material resources and the control factors of environmental impact of energy technologies. The Centre strives to understand the economic aspects of energy policies, to develop smart grids and to find solutions for the production, distribution and storage of electrical energy.

Historical Climate Record
The Centre has been working on historical records of climatic, atmospheric and environmental change, and has followed research structured around the theme of past climates through the experimental analysis of climate archives. This research includes the examination of polar and tropical ice, marine or lacustrine sediments and stalagmites. It uses modelling to siphon atmospheric, climate systems through a hierarchy of box models from simple to complex 3 dimensional via coupled ocean atmosphere, biosphere and cryosphere platforms.
RESEARCH
SUSTAINABILITY
HUMAN GEOGRAPHY ENVIRONMENT
     NATURE AND CULTURE
     ENERGY AND CLIMATE
     RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
     CONSERVATION
     ENVIRONMENTAL ETHICS
     EMS

     E&E ENGINEERING INTERDISCIPLINARY SOCIETAL STUDIES
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ANNUAL AVERAGE TEMPERATURE ANOMALIES (RELATIVE TO 1961–1990) FOR 1850– 2015





HISTORIC PALAEO TEMPERATURE