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Blogging for British Science Week!

Blogging for British Science Week!

13 March 2015


The British Science Week 2015 held ten-day programme to celebrate British science, technology, engineering and maths. The Bartlett School of Environment, Energy and Resources (BSEER) got involved with the celebrations by posting a series of blogs in the area of science communication, energy, sustainable heritage, technology and climate change. 

Launching UCL ISR's New Future Energy Blog

Launching UCL ISR's New Future Energy Blog

12 March 2015

"We have known for some time that to limit global warming, some of the world’s fossil fuel reserves are going to have to stay in the ground. All of the carbon dioxide that would result from burning current fossil fuel reserves is around three times the amount that gives ...

Role of shale gas in UK low-carbon transition should not be taken for granted, say experts

Role of shale gas in UK low-carbon transition should not be taken for granted, say experts

Academics from University College London and the University of Warwick will today publish an opinion piece based on research funded by the UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC) advising policymakers that, because of continuing ...

Research Catalyst Grants

Research Catalyst Grants

The UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources and UCL Grand Challenge for Human Wellbeing invite applications for grants of up to £10,000 from UCL staff, as part of the 2015 ‘Global Food Security ...

Study identifies which fossil fuel reserves must stay in the ground to avoid dangerous climate change

Study identifies which fossil fuel reserves must stay in the ground to avoid dangerous climate change

A third of oil reserves, half of gas reserves and over 80% of current coal reserves globally should remain in the ground and not be used before 2050 if global warming is to ...

UCL ISR Director Prof Paul Ekins is Awarded OBE

UCL ISR Director Prof Paul Ekins is Awarded OBE

Professor Paul Ekins, Director of UCL ISR and Professor of Energy and Environment Policy at the UCL Energy Institute, has been awarded an OBE in the 2015 New Year’s Honours list for ...

Two new PhD Studentship Opportunities at UCL ISR

Two new PhD Studentship Opportunities at UCL ISR

The UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources invites applications for two new fully-funded PhDs to commence in 2015.

UCL ISR continues to grow in 2014

UCL ISR continues to grow in 2014

The UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources (UCL ISR) continued to grow its international reputation in 2014 with further successes in teaching, research and its partnerships. 

UCL ISR Contributes to Bartlett REF2014 Results

UCL ISR Contributes to Bartlett REF2014 Results

UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources is proud to have contributed to The Bartlett and UCL’s excellent results in the REF2014.

The House of Lords Science and Technology Select Committee transcript on The Resilience of Electricity Infrastructure

The House of Lords Science and Technology Select Committee transcript on The Resilience of Electricity Infrastructure

Read Professor Michael Grubb's comments on the revised transcript of evidence taken before The Select Committee on Science and Technology on 4 November 2014.  

ESRC funds international collaboration project with China on the Green Economy

ESRC funds international collaboration project with China on the Green Economy

ESRC has announced funding for a UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources-led international collaborative project on the green economy.

UKERC: Gas can be a bridge to a
low-carbon future

UKERC: Gas can be a bridge to a low-carbon future

Major new research by the UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC) suggests that gas could play an important role as a ‘bridging fuel’ to a low-carbon economy, but warns that it won’t be ...

UCL ISR Director Professor Paul Ekins comments on winter power capacity on BBC News

UCL ISR Director Professor Paul Ekins comments on winter power capacity on BBC News

Professor Paul Ekins, Director of the UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources, appeared on the BBC News Channel on Tuesday 28 October 2014 to discuss winter power capacity.

The story focussed on National Grid ...

Join us: The Bartlett School of Environment, Energy & Resources Institute Administrator

Join us: The Bartlett School of Environment, Energy & Resources Institute Administrator

The Bartlett School of Environment, Energy and Resources consists of four institutes: UCL Energy Institute, UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources, Institute for Sustainable Heritage (ISH) and Institute for Environmental Design and Engineering (IEDE ...

The role of bioenergy in Africa

The role of bioenergy in Africa

Biomass is the main source of energy for most of southern Africa, but the rationale for bioenergy development differs from that in most developed countries.

Join us: Three lecturer positions open at UCL ISR and UCL-Energy

Join us: Three lecturer positions open at UCL ISR and UCL-Energy

The UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources and the UCL Energy Institute are partner institutes with over 18 faculty, 50 research staff, 40 PhDs and 80 Masters students. With a research portfolio over £35m ...

Resources:Framed Competition 2014 Results

Resources:Framed Competition 2014 Results

Returning for a second year, the "Resources: Framed" Photography Competition 2014 is an annual competition open to all UCL staff and students with entries this year shortlisted by a panel led by Mark ...

Landmark Study of Natural Capital Law and Policy launched at World Summit of Legislators

Landmark Study of Natural Capital Law and Policy launched at World Summit of Legislators

UCL report identifies legal and policy options for natural capital accounting; finds that global efforts to develop natural capital accounts depend on continued cooperation at national and international levels.

A warm welcome to Professor Michael Grubb

A warm welcome to Professor Michael Grubb

It is with great pleasure that we formally welcome Prof Michael Grubb to the ISR team. 

Research Catalyst Grants - winners

Research Catalyst Grants - winners

Congratulations to the winners of the UCL ISR/UCL Grand Challenge of Intercultural Interaction (GCII) Research Catalyst Grant call. 

Stewardship for Planet Earth: Sustainable Resources & Governance - Call for Papers

Stewardship for Planet Earth: Sustainable Resources & Governance - Call for Papers

Climate change, unprecedented urbanisation, increasingly transnational flows of people, capital and materials are profoundly challenging a sustainable management of resources. Stewardship is a way of responding to these challenges by invoking an ethics ...

UCL-KCL Postgraduate Environmental Law Symposium

UCL-KCL Postgraduate Environmental Law Symposium


On Thursday 1 May 2014 the 2nd UCL-KCL Postgraduate Environmental Law Symposium was held. It was organised by Emily Barritt (KCL), Kim Bouwer (UCL-Energy) and Larissa Boratti (UCL), and this year hosted by ...

Resources:Framed Competition 2014

Resources:Framed Competition 2014

The UCL ISR "Resources: Framed" Photography Competition has now closed.  The ISR team was overwhelmed by the number of entries for this years competition.

UCL ISR and UCL-Energy Climate Week Blog 2014

UCL ISR and UCL-Energy Climate Week Blog 2014

From 3-9 March 2014, UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources and UCL Energy Institute staff and students will be blogging daily to celebrate Climate Week 2014.

Policies to green the economy must underpin
UK recovery: new report

Policies to green the economy must underpin UK recovery: new report

The UK urgently needs a green economic strategy to move towards low-carbon prosperity, resource security and environmental quality, says a new report published today by UCL’s Green Economy Policy Commission