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#EmbraceEquality International Women's Day 2023

Newcastle University colleagues share their thoughts on #embraceequity International Women’s Day 2023

Our PGR event series has begun!

Thank you to everyone who attended our PGR Connections and Mapping event on 11th May.

Climate Warriors: RAF in race to cut emissions and carbon footprint

RAF, the largest CO2 emitter in defence, has committed to achieving net-zero by 2040 – ahead of the UK Government's 2050 target.

Challenges in your career pathway

Acknowledging, celebrating and challenging equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) topics plays a huge role in academia. As such, we are proud to announce the launch of our join EDI blog series from CESI and the Centre for Energy.

Decarbonisation in the Marine Sector Blog Series

Our latest blog, written by Haris Patsios and Rhiannon Lamb, explains why decarbonising the marine sector is important and how the Clean Tyne Project is helping with this challenge.

Centre for Energy supports RAF in pathway to Net Zero

Dr Libby Gibson – the Centre’s Co-Director – is part of the Newcastle University team supporting the RAF pathway to Net Zero.

Energy Systems Digitalisation and Cyber Security Webinars

Funded by the International Partnership Fund, the workshops were led by Security and Resilience theme lead Dr Zoya Pourmirza, chaired by Prof. Sara Walker.

Clean Tyne - UK Blueprint to Decarbonisation Project

How can we start to think about decarbonisation of the maritime industry? The Clean Tyne project will work with a number of partners to assess how our ports can become cleaner.

Climate Crisis: Green Hydrogen "urgently needed"

Prof. Sara Walker features in recent Sky News media coverage on hydrogen

What is the North East Energy Catalyst?

The North East Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has worked with North East Energy Catalyst partners to produce a short film illustrating some of the energy innovation which is happening here in our region.

Director Comments on Governments Net Zero Strategy

Sara Walker provides her view on the recently published Government Net Zero Strategy in a collection of BBC interviews, including discussions about the use of heat pumps to help with the new strategy.

Fuel Poverty

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) estimates that fuel poverty affects 2.53 million households in England (2017) using the Low Income High Costs definition.

Policy Formation

The climate crisis can only be solved with decisive action from policy makers to ensure we measure and analyse climate change and it's implications. This session covered what policies are now and what we need to explore further in the future.

Greening the University

In 2018, we became one of the first universities to officially sign the government’s Emissions Reduction Pledge, committing to a 30% reduction in Scope 1 and Scope 2 carbon dioxide emissions for a 2009/10 baseline by 2020/21.


Energy efficiency measures and energy generation technologies will play a central role in decarbonising homes and businesses.

Attitudes to new fuels

As public concern about the impact of climate change increases, support for renewable energy has reached a peak of 85%.

Getting from here to there

Getting from here to there: transitions to net zero