Chemistry is contributing towards new low carbon energy sources
04 March 2013
The former Chief Scientific Adviser to the UK government says urgent action is needed on nuclear energy ahead of receiving the RSC Lord Lewis prize
13 June 2012
BBC Radio 4 Frontiers Programme on Artificial Photosynthesis
19 April 2012
Even minute impurities can affect bulk heterojunction solar cell efficiency by over 50%
Special Live lecture - May 17th 2012, 5:25-6:30pm, Professor Nathan S Lewis, California Institute of Technology, US
DECC is a small department, with a vision of a thriving, globally competitive, low carbon energy economy [External Link]
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Sustainable Energy Policy Activities
Solar Fuels and Artificial Photosynthesis: Science and innovation to change our future energy options
The RSC releases the UK's first report on solar fuels and their potential environmental and economic benefits to the UK
The RSC is engaging with policymakers, scientists and industry on the scientific and environmental aspects of civil nuclear in the United Kingdom.
The chemical sciences have a key role to play in production of power & other products from plant & waste materials (biomass).
A list of RSC policy documents and reports relevant to the Sustainable Energy roadmap area
Conferences & Events
28 August 2012 - 30 August 2012
10 -12 September 2012, University of Sheffield, UK
Divisions in Focus
ESED is open to all members of the RSC as a society wide grouping to represent environmental and related activities.
The Materials Chemistry Division (MCD) was born in 1993 at the first International Conference on Materials Chemistry (MC1) in Aberdeen.
Meetings and workshops
28 August 2012 - 30 August 2012
02 September 2012 - 05 September 2012
Log in or register to view this group. This group is to discuss research, advances, events and activities in the area of solar energy [External Link]
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Materials KTN helps with innovative ideas by connecting people with research providers, information sources and providers of research funding [External Site]
A Knowledge Transfer network at the forefront of the chemistry-using industries [External Site]
Lectures for 16 - 18 year olds sharing the excitement, interest and importance of materials chemistry
Ingmar Bruder talks about the organic photovoltaic cells used in the Smart Forvision car
01 March 2012
Mimicking plant life could be our way out of the energy crisis.
01 January 2012
Nina Chadwick and Neil Robertson find out how materials developed by chemists can provide power for all
Prizes and Awards
For chemistry in relation to the environment
For the contributions of chemical sciences to sustainable energy
For the design, development or implementation of novel chemical products or processes with the potential to reduce or eliminate the use and generation of hazardous substances
For exceptional contributions to the chemical sciences in the area of environment, sustainability and energy.
Gopal Nath Tiwari
A unique book dealing with all types of renewable energy resources, aimed at scientists but also a textbook for science students
Thomas J Wydrzynski
R M Harrison
This book is concerned with reviewing the political and social context for nuclear power generation, the nuclear power fuel cycles and their implications for the environment.