The government hates renewables, and energy consumers will pay the price
23 November 2015In an opinion piece, Professor Paul Ekins (UCL Bartlett School Environment, Energy & Resources) questions who would want to take part in the UK energy economy when the government keeps changing the rules. Read: The Conversation
Big search finds Vermeer’s 'Little Street'
23 November 2015Professor Philip Steadman (UCL Bartlett School of Environment, Energy & Resources) believes that Vermeer’s Het Straatje was painted from an inn on the Market Square in Delft, rather than the recently suggested Vlamingstraat. Read: Telegraph
UK Government's energy policy 'reset' is damaging
18 November 2015Professor Paul Ekins (UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources) says cuts to renewables and a new programme to build more gas-fired power stations is damaging for investors and means the UK is unlikely to meet its carbon reduction targets. Listen: BBC Radio 4 'Today' (from 1 hour 18 mins), Read: BBC News, The Telegraph, The FT (£), Times (£), New Scientist, Listen: BBC Radio 2 'Simon Mayo' (from 26 mins 13 secs)
Rise of the machines
27 October 2015Alisa Andrasek (UCL Bartlett School of Architecture) says that she predicts that advanced computation will and must synthesise with the architect’s traditional role. Read: Architects Journal
The megacity challenge
23 October 2015Commenting on the rapid growth of cities into global powerhouses, Professor Julio Davila (UCL Development Planning Unit) says: ““Growth and how to manage it is a huge challenge in sub-Saharan Africa, in large parts of Asia including India and, right now, in China”. Read: Public Finance International
The UCL Institute for Global Prosperity will be running two public events series in the coming Autumn Term.
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