|Department of Engineering|
|University of Cambridge > Engineering Department > News & Features|
20 September 2006
Dr Bill Nuttall
Dr William (Bill) Nuttall, who holds a shared post between the University of Cambridge Judge Business School and the Department of Engineering, joined a broadcast discussion on the dividend from alternative electricity generation sources on the BBC Radio 4 programme 'The World Tonight' on 14th September.
The plans for the creation of a British billion pound energy research institute, the Energy Technologies Institute, promised in this year's budget by Gordon Brown to tackle global warming, have recently been unveiled by the government.
The aim of the Institute, to be jointly funded over a decade by the taxpayer and private companies, will be to develop new sources of energy that reduce the output of greenhouse gases.
Energy companies will be asked by the government to contribute to this £500m scheme to research new low-carbon forms of energy.
In light of this announcement by the government, Nuttall was joined by a scientist from the Tyndall Centre. Together they gave an overview and commented on the viabilities of the various renewable energy technologies that are currently available.
Bill Nuttall is co-Editor of a new book, Future Electricity Technologies and Systems, published by Cambridge University Press, in which experts across the UK discuss renewable generation technologies.
|| Search | CUED | Cambridge University ||
© Department of Engineering at the University of Cambridge
Information provided by web-editor