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Our planet’s temperature continues to rise
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), confirmed in October 2018 that the global warming trend – principally the result of carbon dioxide and other human-made emissions from fossil fuels – continues to threaten health, livelihoods, food security, water supply and economic growth.
The challenges facing the energy sector are real
The Centre for Urban Energy (CUE) is uniquely positioned to shift paradigms about how we generate, transport, store and consume energy – and make clean power a reality. CUE offers research expertise grounded in close working relationships with leading utilities and energy companies. Our models of the future are informed by what is real today and possible tomorrow.
Play YouTube video: clean energy for everyone. A series of line drawings animate electric symbols and the energy grid with the following message: The Centre for Urban Energy is tackling tomorrow’s energy challenges today. We are helping to make electricity more accessible, affordable, reliable and sustainable. We are developing practical solutions with big impact and a small carbon footprint to power our cities and transform our energy systems so that the planet can survive. We focus on conservation, demand management, electric vehicles, electricity planning, energy storage, microgrids, net-zero buildings, policy and regulation, renewables, smart grids, energy storage, transmission and distribution.
Collective problems. Creative solutions. This is the Centre for Urban Energy.