Beyond energy efficiency and individual behaviours

Behaviours

Labanca, N., Bertoldi, P. (2018) ‘Beyond energy efficiency and individual behaviours: policy insights from social practice theories’, Energy Policy, Volume115, Pages 494-502 A new paper ‘Beyond energy efficiency and individual behaviours: policy insights from social practice theories’ argues for the application of an ‘energy justice’ approach to policy making, suggesting […]

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Peer-to-peer goods-sharing platforms

peer-to-peer

What makes a sustainable business model successful? An empirical comparison of two peer-to-peer goods-sharing platforms Paper co-authored by Professor Tim Cooper, Co-Director of the Centre for Industrial Energy, Materials and Products (CIEMAP), is published in ‘Journal of Cleaner Production’. The paper is titled ‘What makes a sustainable business model successful? […]

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Aligning carbon targets

carbon

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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National Energy Transitions

national energy

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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New paper evaluates ‘disruptive innovation’ framework

Innovation

New paper evaluates “disruptive innovation” framework A new paper authored by Professor Frank Geels titled ‘Disruption and low-carbon system transformation: Progress and new challenges in socio-technical transitions research and the Multi-Level Perspective’ evaluates the ‘disruptive innovation’ framework. Further information about the paper is posted on the Centre on Innovation and Energy […]

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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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Innovation, low energy buildings and intermediaries in Europe

Green blue windows sky innovation

Innovation, low energy buildings and intermediaries in Europe: systematic case study review A new paper by Paula Kivimaa and Mari Martiskainen argues that policies at the EU, national and local levels are the main drivers behind low energy innovation in the building sector in Europe, while environmental concerns also rank highly. The paper titled […]

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EBC annual report features CEE Centre

EBC

The International Energy Agency’s Energy in Buildings and Communities (EBC) Programme Annual Report features the CEE Centre’s ‘Building Energy Epidemiology’ project  The project’s full title is ANNEX 70: ‘Building Energy Epidemiology: Analysis of Real Building Energy Use at Scale’. The work is lead by the UCL Energy Institute’s Dr Ian […]

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Enhancing the policy impact of energy research

tunnels

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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Understanding Energy Demand – EPSRC guest blog

understanding energy

EUED Centres Coordinator James O’Toole contributes a guest blog to the EPSRC website describing the work of the Centres. The post offers a brief overview of the work the Centres are carrying out towards the overall goal of reducing energy demand in the UK.  Read the blog on 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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Debating Energy Transitions – CIED Special

energy transitions

The Centre on Innovation and Energy Demand (CIED) contributed to a special section ‘Debating Energy Transitions’ in the Energy Research and Social Science Journal. The special section takes the form of a debate with six themed comments that read through as a conversation. The comments feature four authors from the […]

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Spatial Adventures in Energy – Call for Papers

sunset

A special issue of the journal of Energy Research and Social Science, co-edited by the CIED Centre’s Dr Lucy Baker, is calling for contributions. The issue – full title ‘Spatial Adventures in Energy: Emerging Geographies of Energy Production and Use’ is co-edited with Dr Vanesa Castan Broto of University College […]

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New CIED brochure

CIED Centre graphic

The Centre on Innovation and Energy Demand have produced a new brochure highlighting their current research activities and giving more information about their centre structure. Entitled ‘Accelerating innovation to reduce energy use’ the document sets out CIED’s three research themes – emergence, diffusion and impacts – and details projects under […]

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New paper: Managing Energy in Food Supply Chains

Supermarket aisles

Members of the Centre for Sustainable Energy Use in Food Chains (CSEF) Manchester team have recently published a new paper entitled ‘Trends and drivers of end-use energy demand and the implications for managing energy in food supply chains: Synthesising insights from the social sciences’. The paper appears in the Journal […]

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EUED Centres featured in E&T Magazine

energyinsights

An article about the work of the End Use Energy Demand Centres features in ‘Energy System Insights’ a supplement of Engineering and Technology (E&T) Magazine, the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).  Entitled ‘People and Energy’ the article gives a snapshot of work from each of the six EUED Centres, […]

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