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Slough: the centre of the heat pump revolution

Just a thirty minute journey from Paddington on the recently-opened Elizabeth Line takes you to Slough, home to a giant R&D warehouse that’s shaping the …

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en_tech_talks session 03: the readout

How can we leverage emerging datasets and cutting-edge technology, such as AI optimisation and prediction software, to achieve energy flexibility at scale? Why is it …

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Media article
Maximising energy resilience and fairness during extreme events

This article first appeared in Utility Week Innovate on 28th June 2022   The recent heatwave is an important reminder of what lies ahead as our climate continues …

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News
Programme launch: Clean Energy Cities

Introduction Earlier this month, Centre for Net Zero travelled to Paris for ChangeNOW, the world’s largest gathering of innovators and start-ups seeking to address the climate …

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en_tech_talks session 02: the readout

Buildings generate nearly 40% of annual global CO2 emissions. How can we use data, machine learning and intelligent algorithms to decarbonise the built environment around …

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en_tech_talks session 01: the readout

How can machine learning speed up the energy transition and help us reach our net zero targets? A few weeks ago, Centre for Net Zero invited …

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Discovering vertical power: how tech & smart energy can build a better future for farming

It's not every day that you get a unique glimpse of the future.  Zero Carbon Farms (ZCF) has built the world’s first underground vertical farm, situated …

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Media article
Customer data innovation to achieve a faster and fairer energy transition

This article first appeared in Utility Week Innovate on 21st March 2022 Centre for Net Zero CEO Lucy Yu discusses what lessons utility firms can heed …

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Tech blog
Managing our data using BigQuery, dbt and Github Actions

One of the first data engineering projects at Centre for Net Zero was setting up a data warehouse for the research team. Data cleaning is …

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Media article
Open data and device automation in time of use tariff innovation

This article first appeared in Utility Week Innovate on 18th February 2022 Centre for Net Zero CEO Lucy Yu mulls over key questions around the tech, transparency and …

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Media article
Crypto, NFTs and the Metaverse: emerging tech that could shape the energy transition

This article first appeared in Utility Week Innovate on 28th January 2022 Centre for Net Zero CEO, Lucy Yu, runs the rule over new and evolving technology, from …

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Moving the goalposts: football stadiums as flexible energy assets?

Arsenal may not be top of the Premier League (yet), but they’re an established league leader when it comes to sustainability. The club thrives on a …

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News
Research teaser: CNZ x Cramton Cramton Associates x University of Cologne x University of Maryland

The critical role of households in unlocking smart, flexible energy system When asked to picture the energy industry, many of us might think of a series …

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Collaboration, agitation and inspiration: observations from COP26

Glasgow is a city I know well; I’ve been lucky enough to visit it many times over the last few years. In the past month, …

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News
Partnership announcement: CNZ x The Alan Turing Institute

What does the rise in electrification mean for the grid as we decarbonise — and how can we ensure that it is future-proof and resilient? Answering …

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Building on the new normal: behavioural change on road to net zero

“There is a saying that you should ‘never waste a crisis’. But the danger is that the Government will waste this one, failing to seize …

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There is no time to delay: energy research must play an immediate role in tackling the climate crisis

‘It’s code red for humanity… and the alarm bells are deafening’. These were the words of UN secretary-general António Guterres that made headlines following the …

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Respecting privacy & reflecting diversity: using data for societal good

Centre for Net Zero is a high impact research unit focused on the energy transition. One of the primary ways we operate is by creating …

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