Mix of policies are needed to encourage effective low-carbon innovation and subsequently deliver radical carbon emissions reductions in new buildings.
A new policy brief by CIED Director Professor Benjamin Sovacool and Aarhus University colleagues makes recommendations on how to speed up EV uptake.
A new paper by Karoline Rogge shows a positive link between the consistency and credibility of the climate policy mix and low carbon innovation.
A new paper written by Dr Noam Bergman reviews the direct and indirect impacts of the fossil fuel divestment movement.
A new paper co-authored by Lucy Baker analyses recent developments in South Africa’s electricity distribution sector.
One quarter of the energy currently used in UK households could be saved by 2035 by cost-effective investment in energy efficiency, shows a new study.
The politics of deliberately accelerating low-carbon transitions is investigated in a new paper co-authored by Frank Geels, co-Director of CIED.
The Committee on Climate Change’s 2018 Progress Report to Parliament cites CIED research on car dealerships and EV sales.
Highly educated women are an untapped but potentially lucrative market for EV sales, says a new study by researchers at Sussex and Aarhus University.
A new paper written by Dr Karoline Rogge and Elisabeth Dütschke explores what makes low carbon policies credible in the eyes of companies.
A new paper by CIED researchers analyses popular print media coverage of the smart meter rollout in the United Kingdom.
According to a new report published by CIED, more ambitious mix of policies are needed to deliver the required energy savings in UK homes by 2035.
New study co-authored by Benjamin Sovacool looks at the factors that influence the adoption of e-bikes in Nanjing, China.
Dr Mari Martiskainen has been invited to join the Mayor of London Fuel Poverty Partnership.
A new paper co-authored by Jan Rosenow looks at evaluations of low carbon building technologies in the UK residential sector.
Car dealerships and sales personnel are a major obstacle to the switch to electric vehicles in the Nordic region and possibly beyond, says new study.
CIED and the Transport Studies Unit at Oxford University hosted a stakeholder workshop on ‘Urban Freight Futures: Innovation and Experimentation’.
A new paper co-authored by Professor Steven Sorrell, Co-Director of CIED, estimates a direct rebound effect of 50 – 60% for UK freight transport.
Professor Benjamin Sovacool was cited again in The Telegraph on the UK smart meter rollout.
A new article by CIED researchers explores the interaction between the UK’s low energy housing policy and intermediation.
Energy Efficiency Obligation Schemes should be part of a mix of policies rather than used as a single instrument to deliver energy savings.
The BBC have published a short video as part of their ‘The Disruptors’ series featuring CIED Director Professor Benjamin Sovacool.
If low-energy buildings are to become more widespread, new policy drivers will be crucial say researchers based at CIED at the University of Sussex.
A new paper co-authored by Dr Mari Martiskainen looks at the role of energy internet forums in the low carbon transition.
A new paper by Professor Steve Sorrell, takes a critical look at the foundational assumptions of the MLP.
A new report finds that policy makers need to think more creatively when it comes to anticipating how the transport system might change in the future.
A new journal article proposes a framework exploring the way policies affect sustainability transitions.
A new article, written by Dr Debbie Hopkins and Dr Tim Schwanen, argues that the way the transition to AVs is governed in the UK lacks inclusivity
Professor Benjamin Sovacool and Professor Frank Geels have been selected as Lead Authors of the Sixth Assessment Report of the IPCC.
Professor Frank Geels, Co-Director of CIED, has been conferred the award of Fellow by the Academy of Social Sciences (AcSS).
A new article in Nature Climate Change, co-authored by Prof Frank Geels, argues for integrating demand-side solutions into climate change mitigation.
The Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU) will lead a five-year research programme as part of a new UK Centre for Research on Energy Demand (UKCRED).
A new book chapter looks at electricity procurement and governance in South Africa’s low carbon transition.
A new article promotes greater engagement with the energy justice approach when planning for a low-carbon transition.
CIED Director Benjamin Sovacool was cited in a BBC News feature article on smart power and energy storage.
A new paper by CIED Co-Director Prof Frank Geels and Dr Victoria Johnson looks at modelling systems diffusion.
Dr Lucy Baker, Research Fellow at the Centre on Innovation and Energy Demand (CIED) guest edited a special issue in ERSS with Prof Vanesa Castán Broto
A new article, written by CIED researcher Dr Kirsten Jenkins, argues for the application of an ‘energy justice’ approach to policy making.
A new journal article co-authored by Prof Benjamin Sovacool looks at integrating three perspectives to explain the complexity of transitions.
A new paper by Professor Frank Geels compares the “disruptive innovation” framework and the “multi-level perspective”.
Professor Benjamin Sovacool was cited in The Telegraph on smart meters.
A new paper co-authored by Paula Kivimaa looks at the barriers to building energy efficiency in Finland.
A new paper by CIED researchers argues that policy is a key driver behind low energy innovation in the building sector in Europe.
Researchers at CIED have submitted a response to the BEIS consultation on ‘Building a market for energy efficiency in the UK’.
Professor Benjamin Sovacool was interviewed by Siemens at the European Utility Week on the role of utility companies in the low carbon transition.
Researchers at the Centre on Innovation and Energy Demand (CIED) have published a new brief looking at the smart meter rollout in Great Britain.
Policy makers need to take a new approach to the way they think about innovation say researchers at CIED in a new paper published in ERSS.
A new paper by Tim Schwanen looks at the relationship between research on sustainability transitions and the academic discipline of Human Geography.
Electric mobility and vehicle-to-grid (V2G) research is too orientated on technical challenges, say a team of researchers led by Benjamin Sovacool.
Public procurement frameworks provide the most effective route to encouraging uptake of Energy Service Contracts in public sector,says new CIED report
CIED Director, Benjamin Sovacool has been cited in a Nature Outlook article on energy transitions.
Jan Rosenow and Florian Kern contributed to a new edited book ‘Research Handbook on EU Energy Law and Policy’.
A new special issue of the academic journal ERSS guest edited by Dr Karoline Rogge, Dr Florian Kern and Prof Michael Howlett is now out.
Community-run energy advice centres or ‘energy cafés’, can play a key role in targeting fuel poverty, according to a new report published today.
Policy Forum in Science suggests that rapid changes in electricity, heat, buildings, industry and mobility are needed.
A new study by researchers at the University of Sussex explains why the smart meter roll-out in the UK has not met its targets.
Energy wasted in UK homes is equivalent to output of six Hinkley C power stations, says new briefing by UKERC and CIED.
A new paper written by Sabine Hielscher and Phil Johnstone highlights the impact of phase-out policies on communities and jobs.
A new paper by CIED researchers argues for energy justice framework to inform policy making.
Dr Tim Schwanen, Co-Director at CIED and Associate Professor in Transport Studies at the University of Oxford, has written a comment piece for…
A new paper by researchers studying Exergy Economics discusses the benefits of so-called ‘societal exergy accounting’.
Dr Mari Martiskainen was invited to give a presentation on her fuel poverty research to a ‘Care without Carbon’ session at Brighton General Hospital.
CIED’s Dr Jan Rosenow is quoted in a Greenpeace article on the UK’s controversial attempts to weaken an EU’s energy efficiency mandate
Professor Benjamin Sovacool was interviewed on the Energy Transitions Show about the speed of energy transitions.
Dr Jan Rosenow has been appointed to the Expert Advisory Group for Scottish Government-commissioned project on energy efficiency policy effectiveness.
An article published by the Financial Times refers to a paper by CIED Director Professor Benjamin Sovacool on the pace of energy transitions.
Sussex Energy Group researchers have urged the Secretary of State for Business,Energy and Industrial Strategy to commit to an energy efficiency drive.
A workshop on automation and the freight industry held on 20 March concluded that automation could radically change the future of freight transport.
Evidence by researchers at the Centre on Innovation and Energy Demand has been cited in a new House of Lords Science and Technology Committee report.
Subsidies for electricity, fossil fuels, and transport have hidden tolls on social welfare, economic growth and technological innovation.
Senior CIED researchers organised a workshop on ‘Policy Mixes for Sustainability Transitions’ held in Pelham House, Lewes on 1-3 February.
A workshop shared findings from a CIED research project, which focuses on how intermediary organisations can facilitate low energy housing projects.
Dr Kern was on BBC Sussex Radio again interviewed about the Rampion project.
CIED-affiliated project on ‘Energy saving innovations and economy-wide rebound effects’ held its final dissemination event in London on 2nd February.
A new paper published today finds that the EU’s ‘Winter Package’ still has some way to go to deliver on its promise of putting ‘Efficiency First’.
Prof Frank Geels was invited to be a member of the Scientific Committee of the European Environment Agency.
Dr Karoline Rogge gives a presentation at the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy on German energy policy.
A new paper by researchers aligned to CIED proposes an approach to understanding climate change impacts of energy use by focusing on carbon emissions.
CIED researcher reacts to the government’s announced reforms to its Energy Company Obligation scheme.
What can we learn from the Nordic low-carbon energy transition given the new US leadership vacuum on climate change? A new study offers key lessons.
Sussex’s School of Business, Management and Economics has been ranked the top institution in the UK for research in energy economics.
Improvements in China’s energy efficiency may be associated with increased energy consumption, a new study has found. The study used an exergy-based approach to estimate the rebound effect at the national level. The analysis showed that in China, improvements in energy efficiency may be associated with increased levels of energy consumption overall – so-called “backfire”. …
Dr Florian Kern is interviewed on BBC Sussex Radio and ITV Meridian News about the construction of the first ever offshore wind farm in Sussex.
The House of Commons Public Accounts Committee has published a report following their inquiry into UK energy efficiency policy that featured CIED…
A new book analysing energy and environmental law and policy features contributions by two Centre on Innovation and Energy Demand researchers.
Director of CIED, Prof Benjamin Sovacool, and two research fellows are presenting research at an Energy Cultures Conference in Wellington, New Zealand
Grassroots innovations can have unforeseen but important political dimensions that go beyond their immediate communities, argues Dr Mari Martiskainen at the second international Sustainable Consumption Research and Action Initiative (SCORAI) conference
Jan Rosenow,a Senior Research Fellow at CIED, called the Green Deal a “failure” when giving evidence at the House of Commons Public Accounts Committee
Policy makers must harness the power of ordinary people if society is to transition to low-carbon energy, argues a leading technology historian.
Governments and researchers need to remember that the most sophisticated endeavours won’t work if they’re not adopted.
CIED Senior Research Fellow, Dr Jan Rosenow, will be an expert witness to a House of Commons’ Public Accounts Committee inquiry into the Green Deal.
Benjamin Sovacool, Director of the Centre on Innovation and Energy Demand, presented research to the Westminster Energy, Environment and Transport Forum.
The worldwide reliance on burning fossil fuels to create energy could be phased out in a decade, according to a major energy think tank in the UK.
Benjamin Sovacool is one of three experts giving their views on the future of energy generation and use in relation to UN Sustainable Goal Number 7.
Research by CIED has helped to inform the recently published UK Energy and Climate Change Committee report on Home Energy Efficiency.
New CIED research suggests energy service contracts are growing rapidly in the UK public sector, delivering substantial energy and carbon savings.
Paula Kivimaa et al’s paper on ‘Socio-technical transition governance and public opinion: The case of passenger transport in Finland’ is now available for free download.