Poorest households hit hardest


Poorest households hit hardest by UK climate change levy despite using least energy Article on the poorest households hit the hardest by the UK’s climate change levy, published by the Centre for Industrial Energy, Materials and Products (CIE-MAP). This article was originally published by ‘The Conversation’ and is written by […]

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Aligning carbon targets


Aligning carbon targets for construction with (inter)national climate change mitigation commitments Journal Article co-authored by Jannik Giesekam, Research Fellow at the Centre for Industrial Energy, Materials and Products (CIE-MAP), is published in a special issue of ‘Energy and Buildings’. The issue is titled ‘Aligning carbon targets for construction with (inter)national […]

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Electric mobility and vehicle-to-grid integration


Electric mobility and vehicle-to-grid integration: unexplored questions and benefits BLOG by Benjamin Sovacool Reducing energy demand in the transportation sector is one of the most difficult challenges we face to meet our CO2 emission reduction targets. Due to the sector’s dependence on fossil fuel energy sources and the monumental negative consequences for climate […]

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Bedazzled by Energy Efficiency

Energy Efficiency

Bedazzled by Energy Efficiency In this article, Kris de Decker considers how the focus on energy efficiency causes present ways of life to be non-negotiable, and discusses how transforming present ways of life is key to mitigating climate change and decreasing our dependence on fossil fuels. Kris de Decker is […]

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Utilities and the low-carbon future – Interview

Professor Benjamin Sovacool, Director of CIED interviewed by Siemens on the role of utility companies in the low carbon transition at the European Utility Week. The article focuses on the role of utility companies in the transition to a low-carbon future and on how policy can drive the decarbonisation of […]

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Lancet Countdown 2017 report

lancet countdown

The prestigious ‘Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change’ report for 2017 is now available. The report is co-authored by members of the Centre for Energy Epidemiology (CEE) team. The Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change is an international, multidisciplinary, long-term effort to identify and address the links between […]

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IPCC call for experts

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is looking for experts to express interest in taking part in their Sixth Assessment Report (AR6). The panel forms part of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)’s work on addressing climate change. BEIS is looking for experts to act as […]

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DEMAND flood reflections

portable light

Blog entries reflect on December 2015 flooding experiences. Members of the DEMAND Centre in Lancaster experienced first hand the effects of flooding caused by Storm Desmond, that left 55,000 homes without power. A collection of reflections is collated on the DEMAND website.    

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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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