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:
Reorienting investments and divesting from fossil fuel assets

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How can the investment community be reoriented away from investments in fossil fuels and towards investment in low carbon options, especially energy efficiency and energy demand measures? This project is researching the challenges of financing a transition to a low-carbon and low-energy demand economy, and the implications for the financial sector, government and civil society.

CIED Leadership Team

Frank Geels

Co-Director
Frank Geels

Tim Schwanen

Co-Director
Tim Schwanen

Steven Sorrell

Co-Director
Steven Sorrell

Jenny Bird

Centre Manager
Jenny Bird

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