The PIRI project team were there to meet the COP26 electric bus when it stopped in Peterborough’s Cathedral Square on its way to the Glasgow summit in October as part of a national tour of green energy projects. Read more about it here:

New Civil Engineer is the monthly magazine for members of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE). In this article, published in May 2021, NCE speak with Tanja Groth, Sweco’s lead on the project, to discuss the benefits of the “multi-vector approach” to the PIRI project. Please follow the link for the full article:

In collaboration with Futurum Careers, PIRI has developed a new teaching resource for 14 to 19-year-olds (secondary, high schools, and college) that endeavours to engage young people in the need for decarbonising energy supply as well as the concept and role of integrated renewable energy projects (like PIRI) in a low or zero carbon future. Included is an article and accompanying activity sheet that can be used in the classroom, STEM club, or at home. This resource contains an interview with people involved in PIRI and allows students to submit questions to them. The activity sheet provides ‘talking points’ to prompt students to reflect on PIRI, and challenges them to devise their own sustainable development project.

This resource can downloaded at the following locations:

This resource was produced by Futurum Careers, a free online resource and magazine aimed at encouraging 14-19-year-olds worldwide to pursue careers in science, tech, engineering, maths, medicine (STEM) and social sciences, humanities and the arts for people and the economy (SHAPE). For more information, teaching resources, and course and career guides, see