Jetting into retirement?


A new Research Insight from the DEMAND Centre questions the likelihood of a later-life travel boom amongst those of retirement age. Have pension, will travel? We are an ageing society with more and more pensioners blessed with free time and in many cases disposable incomes. Couple this with a perception […]

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Celebrating summer schools

summer schools

The CIED and DEMAND Centres recently held successful summer schools in Brighton and Leeds respectively, helping to build capacity in the energy demand field   Capacity Building Building capacity in the field of reducing energy demand is a big part of the work of the EUED Centres and these specialised […]

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DEMAND’s Shove gives Wellcome speaking tour


The University of Lancaster’s Professor Elizabeth Shove will give a walking tour of an exhibition on electricity that the DEMAND Centre contributed to. The ‘Electricity: The Spark of Life’ exhibition at London’s Wellcome Centre featured contributions from the EUED DEMAND and CEE centres. Professor Shove will give a ‘perspective speaker […]

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Avoid, shift, reduce: new DEMAND transport blog


A new blog from Greg Marsden of the Institute for Transport Studies (ITS) at Leeds looks at the different approaches to reducing transport energy demand. Professor Marsden’s blog – entitle ‘Can we reduce the amount of energy we use for transport?’ outlines the three main approaches of ‘avoid, shift, reduce’ […]

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CCC’s Adrian Gault to speak at DEMAND event


The Chief Economist at the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) will be at the DEMAND Centre HQ on 17th May. In a presentation entitled ‘Meeting carbon budgets in the UK – the role of demand’ Gault will look at the baseline demand projections used by the Committee and how demand […]

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DEMAND International Visiting Fellowships

The DEMAND Centre has issued a call for international visiting fellows to work with the Centre between September 2017 and April 2018.  The Centre’s fellowships programme has had three previous rounds with a total of 18 visitors coming from a wide range of countries. Fellows will be expected to make […]

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Ice and easy? Fridge-freezers in Bangkok and Hanoi


A new Research Insight from the DEMAND Centre throws light on the role fridge-freezers can play in the balance between energy demand and social practices around food. Researchers from the DEMAND Centre have carried out 52 interviews with people in Bangkok (Thailand) and Hanoi (Vietnam) around how they use their […]

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Spark of Life Exhibition features EUED people

spark of life

The Wellcome Collection’s exhibition on the story of electricity ‘The Spark of Life’ features contributions from EUED colleagues from the CEE and DEMAND Centres. The exhibition – at the Wellcome Collection gallery in London – looks at the representation and uses of electricity in art and science throughout history. The […]

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The future of office work

future of office work

A new DEMAND Centre Research Insight looks into the future of office work and the potential benefits and pitfalls of mobile and flexible working. We hear a lot about flexible, agile and mobile working as ways of making more efficient use of office space and offering workers greater freedom in […]

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Commission on Travel Demand launch

Driverless car

7th March will see the official launch of the Commission on Travel Demand with an event at the University of Leeds Institute for Transport Studies (ITS). The Commission – led by Professor Greg Marsden – is an independent group which forms part of the EUED DEMAND Centre. The group aim […]

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How welfare and employment policy impacts energy demand

welfare and energy

Catherine Butler of the University of Exeter looks at the links between the issues of welfare and energy demand for government policies in ‘non-energy’ areas The majority of the world’s governments are committed to taking action to reduce global warming following the COP21 agreement in 2016. Mitigating climate change is […]

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Energy in the City – DEMAND Summer School

DEMAND summer school

The call for applications is open for the DEMAND Summer School at the University of Leeds, from 18 – 20 July on Energy Demand and Mobility.  The event focusses on energy demand and mobility in the city. Cities are important sites of energy demand, distinctive in terms of density and […]

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Researcher Vacancy in Flexible Electricity Demand

flexible electricity demand

The University of Reading School of the Built Environment are looking for a Research Assistant on a project linked to the DEMAND Centre. Based at the University of Reading in the School of Construction Management and Engineering, the researcher will work with Dr Jacopo Torriti as part of the EPSRC […]

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The Nexus of Practices book

nexus of practices

A new book looking at practice theory edited by DEMAND Centre academics Alison Hui, Theodore Schatzki and Elizabeth Shove is available now. The book – full title ‘The Nexus of Practices: connections, constellations, practitioners’ – brings leading theorists of practice together to provide a fresh set of theoretical impulses for […]

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DEMAND paper wins BSA article prize

article prize

A paper from Gordon Walker, Neil Simcock and Rosie Day has won a prestigious BSA Climate Change Study Group annual article prize. The paper, entitled ‘Necessary energy uses and a minimum standard of living in the United Kingdom: Energy justice or escalating expectations?’ was nominated for one of three prizes […]

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Travel Demand Commission launches

Commission on Travel Demand

The Commission on Travel Demand, chaired by Professor Greg Marsden of the DEMAND Centre and Institute for Transport Studies, has issued a call for evidence. A new Travel Demand Commission has been set up by researchers at the EUED DEMAND Centre. The group brings together leading experts to gather evidence […]

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Invisible Energy Review produced for UKERC

ring pull tins

Jan Selby and Sarah Royston of DEMAND’s ‘Invisible Energy Policy’ project (University of Sussex) were commissioned by UKERC to write a scoping paper on “Impacts of non-energy policy on energy systems”. The report, co-authored with Emily Cox, was published in November 2016.  Its aims were to i) produce a comprehensive […]

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Smart technology vs smarter people?

Guiseppe Salvia of Politecnico di Milano gives a DEMAND Centre seminar on 14th December, available on Livestream. Dr Salvia will talk about the way in which smart technology such as driverless vehicles and automatic heating controls can take away the ability from humans to make intelligent choices about the conditions […]

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