Nordic Electricity System Transition


A Qualitative Study of Electricity and Decarbonisation Challenges in the Nordic Region Blog by Benjamin Sovacool, Director, Centre on Innovation and Energy Demand (CIED), looks at the challenges of Electricity and Decarbonisation in the Nordic Region. Excerpt The Nordic countries – Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden – have aggressive […]

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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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Power outlets? Where appliances meet infrastructures


A blog on the DEMAND Centre website looks at the meeting points between appliances and infrastructures and the complex political struggles taking place there. Kris de Decker, of the DEMAND Centre and LowTech Magazine looks at where we draw the line between infrastructures (largely provided by the state) and appliances […]

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Spark of Life Exhibition features EUED people

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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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Researcher Vacancy in Flexible Electricity Demand

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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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New Energy Dataset is Released


The RCUK CEE Centre has launched the first release of its spatially and temporally disaggregate dataset on electricity consumption and generation, the catchily-named P114 dataset, writes CEE Deputy Director Andrew Smith. CEE has procured a unique arrangement with the data-provider, ELEXON, to supply a consortium of UK universities with access […]

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