Research Fellow (SPRU - Science Policy Research Unit, The Sussex Energy Group)

Dr Noam Bergman joined SPRU in 2015 as a Research Fellow in CIED. His interests lie in systemic perspectives on energy use and societal shift to sustainability, often using transitions theory. His previous research includes microgeneration and its role in a shift to a low carbon future; local and community initiatives for energy and emission savings; and social innovation and its potential. He also has experience developing modelling tools, including agent-based models for assessing sustainability implications of future scenarios. He previously worked at the University of Oxford and the University of East Anglia, including work on the EU MATISSE project on integrated sustainability assessment. Noam trained as a natural scientist, and has a BSc in physics and an MSc in environmental sciences, both from the Hebrew University, and a PhD in Environmental Sciences from the University of East Anglia.

Projects

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Reorienting investments and divesting from fossil fuel assets

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.

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Futures of Personal Mobility

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.

Publications

Coal Generation in Great Britain: The pathway to a low-carbon future
L. Baker, N. Bergman, B. Sovacool, J. Lieu, K. Rogge, P. Kivimaa, C. Copeland, B. Parrish, E. Dearnley, J. Witajewski-Baltvilks, M. Antosiewicz (2017)
Consultation responses

Blogs

Highlights of the 2015 ECEEE Summer Study conference

The ECEEE Summer Study is the ‘work hard / play hard’ ┬áconference of the energy research world. Set in the beautiful Giens Peninsula on the south coast of France, intense sessions, plenaries and informal meetings co-existed with swimming in the Mediterranean, petanque tournaments and long, delicious lunches and dinners, where local wine (efficiently) fuelled more …