The politics of deliberately accelerating low-carbon transitions is investigated in a new paper co-authored by Frank Geels, co-Director of CIED.
Governance through expectations: Examining the long-term policy relevance of smart meters in the United Kingdom
New study co-authored by Benjamin Sovacool looks at the factors that influence the adoption of e-bikes in Nanjing, China.
Towards a modular and temporal understanding of system diffusion: Adoption models and socio-technical theories applied to Austrian biomass district-heating (1979–2013)
A new paper by CIED Co-Director Prof Frank Geels and Dr Victoria Johnson looks at modelling systems diffusion.
A new journal article co-authored by Prof Benjamin Sovacool looks at integrating three perspectives to explain the complexity of transitions.
Integrating techno-economic, socio-technical and political perspectives on national energy transitions: A meta-theoretical framework
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.
Reducing energy demand through low carbon innovation: A sociotechnical transitions perspective and thirteen research debates
The Future Promise of Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) Integration: A Sociotechnical Review and Research Agenda
Disruption and low-carbon system transformation: Progress and new challenges in socio-technical transitions research and the Multi-Level Perspective
We have a special Energy & Climate Seminar by CIED visiting fellow Janet Stephenson on Energy Cultures. All welcome!
Professor Benjamin Sovacool was interviewed on the Energy Transitions Show about the speed of energy transitions.
The diffusion of low-energy systems needs to be accelerated to address climate change. What lessons can be learned from historical case studies about the technological, political, cultural and economic actions and mechanisms that accelerate diffusion?
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.