Welcome to the May issue of Materials World.

In this issue, our contributors explore the differing energy vectors that might aid our progress to net-zero and discuss the pertinent question of more efficient behaviours or processes.

Dr Richard Oblath FIMMM, Chair of the IOM3 Energy Transition Group, laments the absence of energy efficiency in the UK Government’s recent energy security strategy and Lord Rupert Redesdale, Founder of The Energy Managers’ Association promotes the role of Energy Managers to help companies reduce their consumption.

Our features investigate more efficient manufacturing techniques for sheet metal forming of aluminium alloys and the processing of ceramics.

In this issue, we also explore the issue of decarbonising heat in the built environment and the barriers preventing homeowners from making energy efficiency improvements. We hope you enjoy the issue.