The completion of works the Newcastle Institute for Energy and Resources at the University of Newcastle is a significant milestone and a reminder of the world-class research taking place in our very own backyard that’s helping to secure our energy future.
China’s National Energy Administration (NEA) has just released some remarkable data on the addition of new electric generating capacity in 2013. China’s electric power system has been growing at a tremendous rate to keep up with the country’s breakneck expansion of its manufacturing industry over the past decade.
New South Wales is the only major state in Australia that does not have energy security. Its reliance on Victorian and Queensland gas, paired with the vital role gas plays in its homes and industries, have put it in a precarious position.
The “new” weight-loss strategy known as the 5:2 diet has been receiving much attention in the media since the book The Fast Diet: The Secret of Intermittent Fasting – Lose Weight, Stay Healthy, Live Longer was launched late last year. Intermittent fasting is reported to be effective among those who have used it for weight loss.
But is it a viable weight-loss option? Does it live up to its hype?
University of Newcastle researchers will provide expertise in planning and co-optimising electricity and gas networks for the Future Grid Cluster – a $13 million dollar research collaboration with CSIRO and three other leading universities.
Would you like to learn more about decentralised green infrastructure and how it can help build a more liveable city? The University of Newcastle’s Tom Farrell Institute for the Environment is hosting a forum on Friday 31 May, featuring Allan Jones MBE, the internationally renowned engineer helping Sydney move towards a more sustainable low carbon future.
A new mining survey, conducted by the University of Newcastle and Lawrence Consulting, has revealed the significant economic contributions the industry has made beyond the mining sector in New South Wales.
University of Newcastle researcher Professor Eric Kennedy and his team have received Australian Government funding of $360,000 to develop an energy-efficient way to transform fluorinated greenhouse gases into valuable and environmentally-friendly products.