Keeping Cool Need Not Cost the Earth – Toby Peters

2017-01-10T16:20:49+00:00 September 29th, 2015|Viewpoints|

The world relies heavily on cold. The food we eat, the buildings we inhabit, the data we consume and the medicines that keep us healthy all need cooling. Getting food from the farm to our plates depends on a seamless network of refrigerated processing, storage and transport to ensure it [...]

Time the UK woke up to Cold Economy – Toby Peters

2017-05-22T16:47:27+00:00 July 31st, 2015|Viewpoints|

A recent article in Time Magazine suggested that most truly world-changing innovations are only obvious in hindsight. That’s entirely true. The internet has revolutionised our lives to such a degree that business, entertainment, healthcare and even government will never be the same again. Yet even once the internet was well [...]

To advance food security, cold chains have to get moving – Toby Peters

2017-05-22T16:47:28+00:00 July 15th, 2015|Viewpoints|

On July 14, Baroness Northover, Liberal Democrat spokesperson for International Development chaired an event at the House of Lords: ‘Sustainably Meeting the Global Food Crisis: Why we need to ‘green’ cold chains’. How to feed the world’s growing population without creating unintended environmental damage was the focus of this international [...]

Clean power: greening the built environment – Michael Ayres

2017-05-22T16:47:30+00:00 June 18th, 2015|Viewpoints|

Last month it came to light that a number of ‘diesel farms’ have been established in the UK, and subsidised by the Government, to provide additional power to the grid. Typically, these ‘mini power plants’ operate during periods of peak demand, often coinciding with major televised events, such as the [...]

Clean cold technologies: enabling a leapfrog to sustainable economic growth – Dr Tim Fox

2017-05-22T16:47:30+00:00 May 15th, 2015|Viewpoints|

How do we meet the food demands of a booming and increasingly affluent population while reducing the stress on natural resources and minimising environmental degradation? Food security is going to be the defining challenge of the 21st century. Increasing population numbers alongside rapid economic development are not only creating a [...]

Cold chains and the demographic dividend – Toby Peters

2017-05-22T16:47:30+00:00 May 1st, 2015|Viewpoints|

“We must not create an environmental disaster to prevent a social crisis.” There is a profound demographic shift occurring globally. The global population is not only increasing – set to reach 9 billion by 2050 – but also rapidly changing. The Asian middle class is set to increase six-fold by 2030 [...]

Inside the Dearman zero-emission transport refrigeration system – Nick Owen

2017-05-22T16:47:30+00:00 April 28th, 2015|Viewpoints|

Transport refrigeration is a technology that we all rely on. The perishables we buy in supermarkets – meat, fish, dairy, fruit and vegetables – are all kept fresh by fleets of refrigerated trucks. Without these trucks, not only food but also medicines and vaccines that need to be kept cold [...]

Spotlight on cold: the time is now – Toby Peters

2017-05-22T16:47:31+00:00 March 18th, 2015|Viewpoints|

Traditionally, cold has been the Cinderella of the energy debate, but that is changing. Now the task is to turn growing awareness into action and for the UK to demonstrate continued leadership in the emerging global clean cold industry. In today’s Budget, the Chancellor announced multi-million pound support for a [...]