Free event: Sustainable Thermal Energy Technologies

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Sustainable Thermal Energy Technologies for the Future, Warwick, Weds 13th April 2016 This event will be hosted by the i-STUTE centre at the University of Warwick, with keynote contributions from DECC, the Industrial and Commercial Energy Association (ICOM), the Heating and Hotwater Industry Council (HHIC), British Gas, Baxi, National Grid […]

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Free event: Data Management workshop

TEDDINET / DM4T Data Management workshop, 2nd- 3rd March 2016, Bath The purpose of this workshop is to bring together representatives of TEDDINET projects – and any other interested parties – to collect and disseminate practice and experience on data management, with a particular focus on the needs and issues […]

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Policy briefing: analysing re-spending rebound


A new policy briefing analyses how money saved from more efficient domestic heating is being respent. The briefing reports that although energy efficiency reduces carbon emissions overall, the ways the saved money is spent (for example on food, eating out or high carbon-footprint goods) erodes the overall reduction of C02 […]

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Realising Transition Pathways Event

A small number of places are still available for the EPSRC funded  “Realising Transition Pathways: Whole systems analysis for a UK more electric low carbon energy future” consortium final dissemination event. The conference (26th February in London) will bring together a panel of leading UK energy figures to lead a […]

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Researchers talk technology innovation with Daikin


20th January saw the i-STUTE centre’s SIRACH Network visit the Daikin Training Centre in Woking for a research meets industry day to discuss alternative technologies that could revolutionise the heating and cooling markets. See the SIRACH (Sustainable Innovation in Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heat) Network website for full details More […]

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Car travel rebound effect estimated at 19%

A new paper from the CIED Centre estimates the rebound effect for car travel – i.e. the amount of additional distance people drove due to fuel being cheaper and more efficient – at 19% over the last 40 years. The paper in Energy Economics by Lee Stapleton, Steve Sorrell and […]

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Family energy stories film

Take 7 video

Take 7 is a short film that follows the energy stories of seven families over four seasons and the influence that solar power has had on their lives. The film was made by the Sussex Social Science Policy Researcher Unit’s Nikki Fox and was partly fiunded by the CIED Centre. More […]

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IEA approve annex on real building energy use

The Executive Committee for the International Energy Agency (IEA) research programme for Energy in Buildings and Communities (EBC) have recently approved ‘Annex 70 – Building Energy Epidemiology: Analysis of real building energy use at scale to enter into the development phase’. The Annex will specifically focus on supporting decision-makers and […]

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CIED article on ‘Creative Destruction’

A new article from Paula Kivimaa and Florian Kern of the EUED CIED Centre published on the Energy Collective site looks at how climate change targets could potentially be met more rapidly with more innovative and disruptive policies. Read the full article: Stimulating ‘Creative Destruction’ to Transform How We Use Energy

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CIED at House of Commons

Jan Rosenow at House of Commons

Dr Jan Rosenow of the CIED Centre gave evidence today to the House of Commons Energy and Climate Change Committee. Dr Rosenow, of the University of Sussex, was one of four witnesses alongside Dr Nick Eyre (Director, UK Energy Research Centre), Simon Roberts (Chief Executive, Centre for Sustainable Energy) and Dave […]

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Building Simulation Fellowship at University of Bath

This Prize Fellowship will be based in the Department of Architecture & Civil Engineering, within the Energy & Design for Environments (EDEn) Research Centre. Building simulation is one of the core activities within the built environment research community globally. See University of Bath site for full details

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Interactive Carbon Footprint Data from CIE-MAP

The EUED CIE-MAP team at the University of Leeds Sustainability Research Institute have created a new website which allows users to look at data from their Carbon Footprint modelling project interactively. The work’s overall aim was to look at the way the UK’s Carbon Footprint is calculated, taking into account […]

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Ice cream life cycle

University of Manchester researchers from the EUED CSEF Centre have traced the life cycle of vanilla ice cream produced and consumed in the UK, gaining insights into energy use in food chains. Postgraduate researcher Antonios Konstantas has carried out in-depth research on vanilla ice cream from raw materials to manufacturing, packaging, […]

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EUED expert quoted in Guardian article

Professor John Barrett, Director of the EUED CIE-Map centre was quoted in an article by George Monbiot in the Guardian on 25th November 2015 entitled ‘Consume more, conserve more: sorry, but we just can’t do both’. Monbiot quotes Professor Barrett and his team’s work which reveals that ‘while the UK’s […]

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Vacancies for four Research Associates

The UCL Energy Institute is seeking to appoint four Research Associates to support the research programme of the Research Councils UK (RCUK) Centre for Energy Epidemiology (CEE) located at the UCL Energy Institute. As core members of the research team, this is an opportunity to participate in the expansion of […]

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