Month: November 2020

COP26 Collaboration Challenge

Ahead of COP26, WWF Scotland and ScottishPower, with the support of SSN, have come together to champion new cross-sector partnerships and projects in Scotland. Get involved!

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Is it really renewable, for peat’s sake?

by Lydia Cole

During the ‘Energy Debate’ panel hosted on Friday 13 November as part of Energy Ethics 2020, it became clear that the challenges of powering the world on renewable technologies were as palpable as the need to overcome them in order to reduce our reliance on fossil fuels; and reducing this reliance is imperative if we are to limit the impacts of ongoing climate change.

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PhD bursary call for social research into geological disposal

The Radioactive Waste Management Research Support Office (RWM RSO), launched earlier this year, has announced its first PhD bursary call for proposals. The 2020 PhD bursary call requests applications in six topic areas that have been identified as high priority for RWM, including applied social research. The scheme will provide up to £120,000 worth of funding to UK academic institutions for four year PhD projects. Funding sufficient for a 4 year UK – and 3+ for o/seas. The Ph.D. can be held at any UK University. Applications have to be in by 16th December.

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