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Do a group of UK technology companies hold the key to Prime Minister Modi’s big vision for Indian farmers? – Toby Peters

November 10th, 2016|Viewpoints|

Prime Minister Modi has set India the target of doubling farmers’ incomes by 2022. But there is a significant challenge which stands in the way, namely the amount of food which is wasted after it [...]

HFC deal is far from ‘job done’ – Toby Peters

October 19th, 2016|Viewpoints|

Last week’s global deal to phase out HFC refrigerant gases signed in Rwanda received a rapturous reception. Coming just ten days after the world ratified the Paris climate treaty, this narrower technical agreement should have [...]

A cool route to addressing global challenges

October 6th, 2016|Viewpoints|

As experts gather in London to debate game-changing technologies in agriculture, Toby Peters suggests that clean cold is one of the keys to food security, climate and health and needs to play a central role [...]

Uncertainty mustn’t de-rail progress on pollution – Toby Peters

July 5th, 2016|Viewpoints|

It’s an unusual perspective, but recent high profile discoveries about the impact of diesel emissions have been good for our health. For years we lived under the cosy misconception that diesel is good for the [...]

Skills and innovation: mind the gap – Michael Ayres

March 3rd, 2016|Viewpoints|

Not long ago, the Engineering and Technology Board published a figure estimating that in 2014, the engineering sector contributed 27% of the UK’s GDP – that’s £455.6 billion. But while engineering is vital to our [...]

European Commission highlights innovative liquid air technology – Laura Gilmore

February 26th, 2016|Viewpoints|

The European Commission is taking on the ambitious task of developing a continent wide ‘Energy Union’. This has the potential to improve the efficiency of the way we generate, distribute and use energy across the [...]