Poorest households hit hardest

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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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Energy justice

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Energy justice: bringing people back to the heart of energy decisions Blog ‘Energy justice: bringing people back to the heart of energy decisions posted on the Centre on Innovation and Energy Demand (CIED) website on 2 March 2018. This blog is based on conversations with Dr Kirsten Jenkins, who worked on […]

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UK-Brazil research workshop

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UK-Brazil research workshop on building data to support energy and carbon policies 23-25 April 2018, Brazil Energy Epidemiology: using building data to support energy and carbon policy in Latin America Brazil and the UK, like other major economies, face emissions reductions targets and the challenge of improving energy performance in […]

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National Energy Transitions

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National Energy Transitions Journal Article ‘Integrating techno-economic, socio-technical and political perspectives on national energy transitions: A meta-theoretical framework’ co-authored by Professor Benjamin Sovacool. News Item posted on the Centre on Innovation and Energy Demand (CIED) website on 9 February 2018. A new journal article co-authored by CIED Director Professor Benjamin Sovacool looks at the […]

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Energy bills, consumer power and beyond

Energy bills, consumer power and beyond Blog originally posted by Nora Blascsok, communications and Engagement Officer, Centre on Innovation and Energy Demand (CIED). Posted on the CIED website on 25th January 2018. Reflections on the 7th Big Energy Saving Week by Nora Blascsok Events across the country are taking place this week to […]

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CIED Director cited in The Telegraph

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CIED Director cited in The Telegraph Professor Benjamin Sovacool, Director of The Centre on Innovation and Energy Demand (CIED) receives National media coverage in the ‘Ask a money expert’ section of The Telegraph. The article about smart meters responds to a consumer who questions whether their energy supply can be remotely […]

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Barriers to building energy efficiency in Finland

New study looks at the barriers to building energy efficiency in Finland Article on energy efficiency by Nora Blascsok, CIED, Sussex University Article Excerpt A new paper co-authored by CIED researcher Dr Paula Kivimaa argues that, despite relatively well-advancing energy efficiency efforts, a lack of technical skills, disinterest in energy efficiency and poor […]

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How Much Energy Do We Need?

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How Much Energy Do We Need? Blog by Kris de Decker a visiting Research Fellow at the Demand Centre, Lancaster University. Because energy fuels both human development and environmental damage, policies that encourage energy demand reduction can run counter to policies for alleviating poverty, and the other way around. Achieving both […]

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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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Thermodynamic analysis and UK energy demand

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Geoff Hammond of the University of Bath describes the CIE-MAP Centre’s work seeking thermodynamic insights on energy demand reduction and circular economy interventions. Thermodynamics and the energy sector Thermodynamics are crucial to our understanding of the energy sector and the constraints on its development. The field of study provides an […]

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Energy’s role in the economy

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An event run by the CIED and CIEMAP Centres in collaboration with BEIS and UKERC looked at the role energy plays in economic growth. The Energy Return on Investment (EROI) workshop brought together delegates from the world of finance, policy and research to look at how the amount of energy […]

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What is exergy economics?

How a new approach may offer insights into decoupling energy use from economic output. Blog post from Paul Brockway of the University of Leeds.   Since 1971, each 1% increase in global GDP per capita has been associated with a 0.7% increase in per capita primary energy consumption. This conflicts […]

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New Exergy Economics Materials

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The Second International Workshop on Exergy Economics was held at the University of Sussex from 13-15th July, supported by the CIED and CIE-MAP Centres. Presentations are now available to download. Exergy is the ‘useful’ part of energy that is ‘available to do work’. When we expend ‘high quality’ energy (e.g. […]

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