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According to a new study, using propane as a refrigerant could reduce the effects on global temperature increase from space cooling. Heatwaves have been on the rise globally. This has led to an increase in the usage of air conditioners, which unfavourably impact the environment due to their high energy consumption and use of halogenated…
An innovative project developed by a Leeds student has won a prestigious national competition designed to accelerate the path to net zero across UK universities and colleges. The idea, developed by PhD student Seb Stroud, was selected as one of five winners of the Platinum Jubilee Challenge, organised by the Royal Anniversary Trust to mark…
A member of the Priestley Centre team has been awarded an honorary fellowship by the Alliance for Sustainability Leadership in Education (EAUC). The fellowship recognises the exceptional contribution that Dr Shona Smith has made to the sector and to the EAUC community over the past few years.    Dr Smith, Research and Innovation Development Manager at…
A novel research network aims move the country’s agri-food industry closer to net zero emissions, enabling the UK to meet its 2050 net zero target. Agri-food includes agriculture, horticulture, and food and drink processing technologies. According to the latest research, the UK’s agri-food industry is responsible for almost a quarter of the country’s greenhouse gas…