Press and Media
|Letter: Our habits must change to deliver on PM’s climate targets||
The commitment by Boris Johnson, the prime minister, to reduce our carbon emissions from 57 per cent of 1990s levels today to 32 per cent by 2030 is fantastic news (“PM aims to lead way on emission
|08 December 2020||Financial Times|
|Why we need to change our travel habits to tackle global warming||
Lockdown has transformed urban areas. Cities are quieter, air is cleaner and more people are walking or cycling around their neighbourhoods.
|20 May 2020||Evening Standard|
|The only way to hit net zero by 2050 is to stop flying||
The UK aviation industry this week promised to bring its net carbon emissions down to zero by 2050 while growing by 70 per cent, and Prime Minister Boris Johnson boldly predicted that “viable elect
|07 February 2020||Financial Times|
|Lords debate Absolute Zero||
Members of the House of Lords debated the UK Fires report 'Absolute Zero', which details efforts to address climate change and net zero carbon emissions, on Thursday 6 February.
|07 February 2020||UK Parliament|
|Climate change: Clean tech 'won't solve warming in time'||
Breakthrough technologies such as carbon capture and hydrogen cannot be relied on to help the UK meet its climate change targets, a report says.
|06 February 2020||BBC News|
|Recycling steel could give lifeline to the industry, report says||
Recycling steel could provide a much-needed lifeline for the UK’s troubled steel industry, a new study has found, and have the added benefit of reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
|23 May 2019||The Guardian|
|International Conference on Technology of Plasticity||
Professor Allwood and his group hosted the International Conference on Technology of Plasticity at the Department of Engineering in September 2017.
|17 October 2017||Further information, Homepage|
|A Study of Regretted Purchases in the UK||
A new paper from the Use Less Group paper presents findings from a nationally representative household survey on the tendency to regret purchases across 20 product groups.
|24 October 2016||Paper|
|Material Demand Reduction workshop for Royal Society Philosophical Transactions||
On 26 – 28 September 2016 the Use Less Group hosted a workshop on Material Demand Reduction in St Catherine’s College, Cambridge. A key strategy for climate mitigation is "Material Efficiency" - living well with less material production. The barriers to implementing the many technical opportunities fall outside of the science and engineering background, and therefore this was a multidisciplinary event, with speakers covering a range of disciplines including engineering, theology, history, fashion studies, economics, innovation studies, public health, sociology and psychology.
|04 October 2016|
|Chris Cleaver - Lord of the Rings||
PhD student, Chris Cleaver has developed a prototype 12-axis machine for rolling of shaped metal rings. The first of its kind, this ‘Lord of the Rings’ machine was officially launched on 27 June at a function attended by all those involved, as well as senior members of the Engineering Department. The machine is a significant achievement and the first experimental ring rolling mill commissioned in the UK since the 1970s.
|29 June 2016|
|Professor Allwood's plan for steel - media response||
A new report from the University of Cambridge claims that British steel could be saved, if the industry is willing to transform itself. The report, by Professor Julian Allwood, argues that in order
|09 May 2016||27 May 2016 - Daily Mail: PM should set up crack team to look at how a British consortium-type bid could be put together to save UK steel, 23 May 2016 - BBC: Round-up of the bidders, 04 May 2016 - CAPX: Is this the radical plan that might save the British steel industry?, 03 May 2016 - Daily Mail: Liberty House submits bid for Tata Steel assets in UK, 15 April 2016 - BBC Today Programme,: Interview with Prof Allwood from 01:13:00 , 15 April 2016 - BBC: Steel jobs 'can be saved by tech', says energy researcher, 07 April 2016 - Let's Recycle: Port Talbot electric arc furnace ‘would be boost for UK’|
|A bright future for UK steel||
Professor Julian Allwood, Head of the Use Less Group, argues that British steel could be saved, if the industry is willing to transform itself.
|13 April 2016|
|Professor Allwood challenges automotive industry on steel recycling||
Professor Julian Allwood used his position as keynote speaker at the 16th International Automobile Recycling Congress IARC 2016, to challenge the industry on the quality of its raw scrap.
|23 March 2016||IARC brochure|
|Letter in Nature||
Nature have published a letter from Professor Julian Allwood, challenging unreasonable optimism about 'new' energy technologies.
|07 March 2016||Read the letter on the Nature website|
|Comment article in Nature: Sustainable Materials||
Professor Julian Allwood has published a new comment article in Nature Reviews, Materials entitled 'Sustainable Materials'.
|12 January 2016||Read the article in Nature|
|One of Bill Gates' six best books this year is by engineers at Cambridge||
Bill Gates includes Sustainable Materials - with both eyes open by Cambridge academics Julian Allwood, Jonathan Cullen and colleagues in his six best books this year.
|14 December 2015||Cambridge Network|