Bettina Zenz  joined CIED as Communications and Engagement Officer in August 2013, having previously worked as Project Co-Ordinator for The Sussex Energy Group and SPRU and Research Assistant at the University of Sussex. In addition to her current role within CIED, Bettina continues to support the Energy Group with a range of organisational duties. Bettina joined the University of Sussex in 2011, and has degrees in Geopolitics (MA, University of Sussex, 2012) and Humanities (BSc Honours, University of Brighton, 2011).

Bettina left CIED in September 2017.

Bettina Zenz

Blogs

Can energy efficiency deliver on its promises?

This post is by Paul Brockway, research fellow at the University of Leeds. He examines roles and relationships between energy, economy and society as part of UKERC’s research programme. This blog was initially published on the Green Alliance Blog. Energy efficiency is often seen as a win-win: falling energy use benefits consumers and the environment, whilst …

Sand and Sun, CIED’s Summer School has begun

Thoughts and reflections on CIED Summer School 2017 By Bettina Zenz The CIED Summer School on ‘Accelerating Innovation to Reduce Energy Demand’ took place from 10-12th of July 2017 at the University of Sussex, Brighton. CIED’s first ever Summer School was certainly much anticipated by organisers and attendees alike, and brought together 28 doctoral, postdoc …

CIED-CIEMAP workshop held on implications of Energy Return On Investment (EROI) for energy policy

A one day workshop in London examining relations between energy and economic growth on 30 June 2017 brought together over 30 representatives of the research, policy, and finance communities. The workshop focussed on the concept of Energy Return On energy Investment (EROI) and its potential implications for energy policy within government and the wider energy …

PV or not PV – the question for New Zealand

It costs households more and it is hard to justify on environmental grounds (in a country that already gets 80% of its electricity from renewable sources).  But New Zealanders are installing solar PV like never before.  How to make sense of this seemingly irrational behaviour?  CIED Visiting Fellow Dr Janet Stephenson sheds some light on …