The Centre on Innovation and Energy Demand (CIED) sits at the forefront of research on the transition to a low carbon economy.

We investigate new technologies and new ways of doing things that have the potential to transform the way we use energy and achieve substantial reductions in energy demand.

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Highlight Project:
Evidence from history: Deliberate acceleration of socio-technical transitions

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The diffusion of low-energy systems needs to be accelerated to address climate change. What lessons can be learned from historical case studies about the technological, political, cultural and economic actions and mechanisms that accelerate diffusion?

CIED Leadership Team

Frank Geels

Co-Director
Frank Geels

Tim Schwanen

Co-Director
Tim Schwanen

Steven Sorrell

Co-Director
Steven Sorrell

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