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:
Futures of Personal Mobility

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What assumptions are made about the future uptake and use of electric vehicles and car sharing clubs in the UK? Implications for future energy demand and a transition to sustainable transport are identified by this project.

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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