Absolute Zero


We have to cut our greenhouse gas emissions to zero by 2050: that’s what climate scientists tell us, it’s what social protesters are asking for and it’s now the law in the UK. But we aren’t on track. For twenty years we’ve been trying to solve the problem with new or breakthrough technologies that supply energy and allow industry to keep growing, so we don’t have to change our lifestyles. But although some exciting new technology options are being developed, it will take a long time to deploy them, and they won’t be operating at scale within thirty years.

Absolute Zero, first published in November 2019, is a groundbreaking report published under the ULG's UKFIRES project. It quickly became one of the most downloaded publications in the Cambridge University repository and was the subject of a debate in the House of Lords in 2020.