CEE research in Clean Growth plan

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The government’s new Clean Growth Strategy references research from the Centre for Energy Epidemiology(CEE). The long-awaited document lays out the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)’s plan to cut greenhouse gas emissions while boosting the national income. Members of the CEE team were part of the Levering Economics […]

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CIED directors call for sociotechnical acceleration

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Four directors of the Centre on Innovation and Energy Demand (CIED) have published a paper in the Science journal calling for sociotechnical techniques to be adopted to speed up changes necessary to tackle climate change. Professors Frank Geels, Benjamin K Sovacool, Tim Schwanen and Steve Sorrell (all directors of CIED) […]

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CCC’s Adrian Gault to speak at DEMAND event

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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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CEE Director in India with BEIS Delegation

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The Centre for Energy Epidemiology’s Professor Tadj Oreszczyn was in New Delhi on 6-7th April as part of an India-UK Energy for Growth Dialogue. The event was the first of its kind and aimed to cement the committment between India and the UK to work together on Energy for Growth. […]

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Enhancing the policy impact of energy research

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A special section of the Journal of Energy Research and Social Science (edited by CIED’s Benjamin K Sovacool) explores ways to foreground the social in energy research.  The section begins with a full length article by Adam Cooper entitled ‘Building physics into the social: Enhancing the policy impact of energy […]

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New briefing on phase-out policies

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Centre on Innovation and Energy Demand calls for policies that expedite the phase-out of carbon intensive technologies to accelerate low-carbon innovations. In a new policy briefing entitled ‘Accelerating low-carbon innovation: the role for phase-out policies’ Dr Florian Kern, Dr Karoline Rogge and Dr Paula Kivimaa argue that phase-out of high-carbon […]

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CIED cited in House of Lords autonomous vehicles report

autonomous vehicles

A new report on autonomous vehicles from the House of Lords Science and Technology Committee cites evidence from the Centre on Innovation and Energy Demand (CIED). The report, entitled ‘Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CAV): The future?’ was the result of an inquiry inspired by the rapid development of CAV technology […]

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CIED’s Geels joins EEA Scientific Committee

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Centre on Innovation and Energy Demand (CIED) Co-Director Professor Frank Geels has joined the European Environment Agency’s (EEA) Scientific Committee. Professor Geels, of the University of Manchester Sustainable Consumption Institute was invited to join the panel of one of five new members selected from 190 applicants. The EEA advises European […]

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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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A history of UK energy policy

A blog from Dr David Vincent on the CIED Centre website discusses the evolution of UK energy policy since 1945 and the changing factors influencing it. The blog is entitled ‘The historical foundations of UK energy policy since the 1940s‘. It was inspired by a Centre on Innovation and Energy […]

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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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Energy and the Economy event

energy and the economy

The Strathclyde Centre for Energy Policy is running an international workshop entitled ‘Energy and the Economy: Pushing the Boundaries’ in London on 2nd February. The event is organised by the EUED Working with Centres project ‘Energy Saving innovation and economy wide rebound effects’ led by Professor Karen Turner at the University […]

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i-STUTE inform BEIS heat evidence

heat pumps

The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) have published a series of heat evidence gathering reports on different types of heat pumps and their potential as a low-carbon heating alternatives. The four documents focus respectively on domestic high temperature, domestic hybrid, gas driven and a comparative summary of the […]

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Invisible Energy Review produced for UKERC

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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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Whose emissions are they anyway?

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Dr Marco Sakai, Dr Kate Scott and Prof John Barrett of the CIE-MAP Centre argue that measuring carbon emissions by consumption rather than production would more accurately and fairly allocate responsibility for meeting climate change targets.   Measuring emissions As the COP22 UN Climate Change conference drew to a close […]

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CIED submit evidence on driverless technology

Driverless car

The Centre on Innovation and Energy Demand team have provided driverless vehicle technology feedback to the House of Lords Science and Technology Select Committee. Dr Debbie Hopkins, Professor Tim Schwanen and Professor Benjamin Sovacool answered the call from the committee for research evidence on ‘connected and autonomous vehicle (CAV) technology’ […]

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CIE-MAP research informs government industrial strategy

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October 27th saw the CIEMAP Centre’s Prof John Barrett take a lead role in an event which brought together industry, trade associations, academics and policy stakeholders to feed into BEIS’s industrial strategy.   This event – held at the BEIS conference centre – aimed to highlight the necessity of building […]

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Changing channels – the case for reuse and repair

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Dr Christine Cole of the CIE-MAP team at Nottingham Trent University explains why we need a rethink about when and how we dispose of electronic equipment.   With technology advancing so rapidly, many of us are hungry for the latest gadgets, entertainment systems and appliances, and soon lose interest in […]

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How energy efficiency can boost incomes and the economy

energy transitions

A new blog from Strathclyde’s Centre for Energy Policy team digs beneath the obvious short-term effects of energy efficiency initiatives to explore knock-on economic and social benefits.  Following on from the Scottish First Minister’s announcement of £20m of energy efficiency funds as part of a general package to stimulate the […]

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