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Energy and Environment Institute

Leading efforts to tackle global environmental resilience and energy sustainability

Energy and
"The research of the Institute is enabling a low carbon transition in energy production and use to meet the Paris Agreement Targets." Lord Prescott
Research Theme

Co-evolution of Earth and life

We are investigating the relationship between changes to Planet Earth and the life it supports.

Research Theme

'Energy Estuary' 2050

We are working to ensure the Humber and the UK are world leaders in a transition to a carbon neutral future.

Research Theme

Global change, risk and resilience

We are delivering leading research on the impacts of climate change, such as flooding, and how we can increase our resilience.

Research theme

Energy and resource recovery and waste

We are researching new methods of power generation using waste products and enabling a new circular economy.

Delivering research that matters

The Energy and Environment Institute brings together leading interdisciplinary academics to tackle global issues surrounding climate change and its consequences on livelihoods.

See the research projects we're currently working on.

EEI latest

The need to take action to help our environment has never been more pressing, and we're proud to be working with partners the world over to make a real difference, right now.

See our latest news, which events we'll be attending over the coming months, and find out how our latest work has been covered by the media.

Postgraduate students

Study with us

Our Masters students study at the cutting edge of Flood Risk Management, Renewable Energy and Advanced Energy Technologies. Our PhD students conduct life-changing research  to mitigate environmental. Their work drives the agenda to help understand how best we protect our planet.

Universities and other organisations

Partner with us

We're proud to collaborate with a wide variety of universities and organisations on research projects that make a real difference to our environment. Get in touch to see how we can work with you.


Learn with us

Earth Arcade, which has exhibited to thousands at events around the country, highlights our work to tackle environmental threats through award-winning games and activities like Flash Flood! and River in a Box.