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Promoting sustainable energy use and engineering sustainable supply is vital to our economy and modern lifestyles.

By sharing knowledge, changing the way we behave and driving advances in technology the strain on the world’s resources can be reduced, more sustainable sources of energy developed and emissions reduced.

Each year the UK consumes the equivalent of around 160 million tonnes of oil to meet its energy demands. With many of our ageing power stations going offline during the coming decade, North Sea oil and gas resources becoming increasingly scarce, the oil price dropping substantially and ambitious targets for the reduction of carbon dioxide emissions proposed, there are significant challenges ahead for the way in which we source, distribute and use energy.

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Digital Reactor Design: Nuclear Thermal Hydraulics 

A set of six technical volumes has been developed, which summarise the state of the art in single phase heat transfer and natural convection for advanced nuclear technologies (water, high temperature gas, liquid metal and molten salt).

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Our Engineering Policy Unit works closely with members to raise the profile of engineers and engineering potential, to generate discussion and provide thought leadership.

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