Centre on Innovation and Energy Demand

Welcome to the Centre on Innovation and Energy Demand (CIED)

CIED investigates the drivers and barriers to low energy innovations throughout the economy and the implications of these innovations for energy demand. We aim to uncover the processes and mechanisms through which different types of innovations become (or fail to become) established, identify the role of different groups, explore the resulting impacts on energy demand, and develop recommendations for both facilitating the diffusion of such innovations and maximising their long-term impact.

CIED has submitted evidence on Driverless technology to House of Lords Science and Technology Committee inquiry

Too narrow and too small: CIED researcher reacts to reforms to the UK government's ECO scheme

Dr Mari Martiskainen, Research Fellow at CIED, talks about fuel poverty and her work on energy cafes. Find out more about the Fuel Bill Drop Shop Project.

Why fuel poverty is an issue as urgent as climate change from University of Sussex on Vimeo.


Is energy efficiency a worthwhile investment? Listen to Dr. Marilyn A. Brown from the School of Public Policy, Georgia Institute of Technology, co-author of Fact and Fiction in Global Energy Policy, and co-recipient of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize for her research on mitigating climate change in this short interview. 


Recent CIED Blog posts



Reducing Energy Demand

CIED is one of six RCUK End Use Energy Demand (EUED) centres

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