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. …
Dr Debbie Hopkins is coming to present research conducted by her and Dr Tim Schwanen on automated goods mobility. All welcome!
What are the expected impacts of automated vehicles and smart mobility on energy demand in UK freight transport? How are these technological innovations legitimised by industry, policymakers and other actors? This project aims to find out.
Energy shops provide advice about energy issues to the public. Does advice through energy shops work, with whom and under what circumstances?
How have innovations in whole house retrofits and zero carbon new build houses developed in the UK? What role do intermediaries play in facilitating and governing transitions to low energy housing?
Rapid advances in open-source, small-scale digital design and fabrication technologies are opening up new possibilities for decentralised, networked, user-led manufacturing. A confluence of new technologies (e.g. the 3-D printing ‘revolution’), new business models (e.g. ‘personalised manufacturing’), and new social movements (e.g. ‘open-source, commons-based, peer-production’), are prompting claims about the ‘reconfiguration’ of production and consumption. For …
Why do innovations in low-energy transport emerge and develop more rapidly in some cities than in others? What can local governments and stakeholders do to stimulate the success of such innovations?
Sussex Energy Group researchers have urged the Secretary of State for Business,Energy and Industrial Strategy to commit to an energy efficiency drive.
Dr Wokje Abrahamse will talk about how theoretical and applied research from psychology can help us understand how to encourage energy conservation.
Subsidies for electricity, fossil fuels, and transport have hidden tolls on social welfare, economic growth and technological innovation.
“Insulation is not sexy. Energy efficiency is not sexy. Putting more insulation in your walls that you will never see and you will never even know is there, is not sexy. But your bills are a bit lower,” said Alex Hunt, a sustainable building consultant and partner with Bright Green Homes. Is it time for …
A workshop shared findings from a CIED research project, which focuses on how intermediary organisations can facilitate low energy housing projects.
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’.
CIED researcher reacts to the government’s announced reforms to its Energy Company Obligation scheme.
Experiments in climate governance – A systematic review of research on energy and built environment transitions
Dr Mari Martiskainen was one of the key speakers at ‘Warmer, Healthier and Fairer: Tackling Fuel Poverty’ event organised by Public Policy Exchange. Other key speakers at the event included MP Alan Whitehead, James Kerry, Senior Policy Advisor at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy as well as Paul Massara, member of the …
The House of Commons Public Accounts Committee has published a report following their inquiry into UK energy efficiency policy that featured CIED…
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
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.
Intermediary actors can be crucial for bringing about low energy transitions. This blog explores what they are and provides some key insights about intermediaries in low energy transitions. It has long been recognised that changing the way we produce and use energy is of crucial importance to tackle the challenges related to depleting fuel resources and …
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.
In order to discuss issues and identify strategies for makerspaces in sustainable development Professor Adrian Smith organised a two-day event on “How can makerspaces, fablabs and hackerspaces help cultivate sustainable developments?”. The workshop, which was funded by CIED and co-hosted with the STEPS Centre, took place over two days in the Machines Room in London, …