Professor Chris Rapley – Climate Change: Why so toxic?

Chris Rapley speaks for only 35 minutes but delivers material which will alter fundamentally your perspective on climate change. Take for instance his experience as Chair of the London Climate Change Partnership. The Environment Agency has prepared a flood protection plan for the London Floodplain designed to keep this immensely valuable area safe until 2100. This will cost approximately £10bn. But ask the EA the question “What is the largest sea level rise that you could protect London against, beyondRead more

Cornish Geothermal: Meet GEL, the technical and commercial partners

Alongside our research here at the Sustainable Earth Institute, there is also a team working on the technical and commercial side of the United Downs project, on site in Cornwall. Here is a quick word from them to introduce themselves: The three year United Downs Deep Geothermal Power (UDDGP) project is being undertaken by Geothermal Engineering Limited (GEL) to explore the deep geothermal resources beneath Cornwall, with financial support from the European Regional Development Fund (£10.6m), Cornwall Council (£2.4m) andRead more

Hot Topic 1: Why communicate about Enhanced Geothermal Systems?

As a part of the research being done by the team here at the Sustainable Earth Institute about the Deep Geothermal project at United Downs, we think it is really important to share as much as we can what we are doing with anyone who is interested. With this in mind we are planning a series of short summaries that look at different aspects of our research, which we are calling ‘Hot Topics’! The first of these Hot Topics focusesRead more