Energy Research: Lower Carbon Futures
To move towards a lower carbon economy, we must understand the links between behaviour, technologies, policy formulation and markets. We have concentrated our research on energy at home and for personal transport, but we are increasingly working on broader issues, including infrastructures of energy supply and demand, governance, and the role of professions in constructing and managing buildings. Read more about how we work.
Energy, Behaviour and Society
Energy in Buildings
The energy in buildings theme encompasses work on low energy buildings and appliances, low-carbon housing refurbishment and energy management.
Energy and Transport
Research on energy and transport focuses on social and technological changes in transport, such as revitalising walking and cycling, low carbon vehicles and biofuels.
Infrastructure and Smart Grids
The infrastructure and smart grids research theme looks at the dynamics of national infrastructure and distributed energy resources (smart grids).
Policy, Equity, Security and Fuel Poverty
The policy, equity, security and fuel poverty theme investigates practices, supply chain, governance and policy related to energy systems, as well as carbon markets and futures analysis. ECI has also conducted extensive research on fuel poverty.
The renewable energy work at ECI includes research on small scale energy generation.
Rosenow, J. and Galvin, R. (2013) Evaluating the Evaluations: evidence from energy efficiency programmes in Germany and the UK. Energy and Buildings.
Rosenow, J. (2013) The Politics of the German CO2 Building Rehabilitation Programme. Energy Efficiency.
Mallaburn, P. and Eyre, N. (2013) Lessons from energy efficiency policy and programmes in the UK from 1973 to 2013. Energy Efficiency.
Rosenow, J. (2013): A short history of Energy Savings Obligations. Energy Action 116, pp. 20-21
Hyams, K. and Fawcett, T. (2013) The ethics of carbon offsetting. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change.
Janda, K.B. and Parag, Y. (2013) A middle-out approach for improving energy performance in buildings, Building Research & Information, 41(1): 39-50.
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