Earth & Environment

The future of energy?

Three academics from Cambridge University take an in-depth look at one of the greatest challenges of the 21st Century: Energy.

Today, we consume a truly vast amount of energy – with demand continuing to skyrocket at an alarming rate. We know that producing this energy has significant environmental impacts and emitting so much carbon dioxide into the atmosphere could cause catastrophic climate change. In this film, three academics look at wind power, carbon capture and storage (CCS) and material efficiency as examples of how we can cut our C02 emissions. They suggest that we must act now in order to avoid the serious risks of man-made global warming, one of our greatest challenges in the 21st century.

This video was created by Cambridge University with Dr Richard McMahonProfessor Andy Woods and Dr Julian Allwood.