Tina Fawcett's research concerns energy use by households and organisations, and uses a multi-disciplinary approach to understand current patterns of use and to identify opportunities and policies for reducing energy use and carbon emissions.
Tina leads the 'policy and governance' theme in the Centre for Research on Energy Demand Solutions. Her research work within CREDS focuses on policy for further, faster and more flexible delivery of energy demand reduction, particularly in relation to buildings energy use. She also works on: Energy Superhub Oxford, a large demonstration project trialling smart local energy systems; M-BENEFITS an EU H2020 project on the multiple benefits of energy efficiency for businesses; and, the EPSRC Network for the Decarbonisation of Heating and Cooling. Tina is involved in climate change education research and outreach, including with Oxford's Department of Education on 'climate change education futures in India' and in developing Maths for Planet Earth.
Recent research includes developing the idea of sufficiency in energy services, supported by ECEEE and UKERC. Tina has worked on a number of projects focused on SMEs: 'Growing Green' a pilot project addressing the issue of sustainable growth by engaging SME owners and managers; 'Growing Greener' on engaging with business advisors; UKERC Phase 3, looking at decision-making and how SMEs engage with energy. Other previous work includes ENSPOL - a European project on energy efficiency policy, particularly energy company obligations and IN-BEE - a European project on the multiple benefits of energy efficiency; 'Building Expertise', which investigated the current and potential future roles for a range of professions as they react to the low-carbon renovation agenda, in both the UK and France; and work for DECC assessing evidence on energy-related decision making in organisations.
From 2005 - 2010 Tina was a member of UK Energy Research Centre's demand reduction research team, doing research on personal carbon trading, the role of heat pumps in the UK, and energy use in the higher education sector.
For a 3 minute introduction to research on personal carbon trading, a radical response to climate change see the video below:
Tina has a personal interest in eco-renovation of homes, and there is a short film below about the work we have done on our house, as well as a blog.
Bobrova, Y., Eyre, N., Fawcett, T., Nolden, C. and Papachristos, G. (2022) 'Energy supply/demand policy asymmetry: a meta-narrative review from a systems perspective' [Presentation]. Energy and Climate Transformations. 3rd Energy Research and Social Science conference. University of Manchester, 20-23rd June. Manchester, UK.
Fawcett, T. (2022) Energy Demand Reduction: Its Importance in Meeting Climate Change Targets. International Affairs Forum, March 2022.
Fawcett, T. (2022) The expected role of individuals in the transition to net zero: policies and pathways facilitating an active role (1-310-22). ECEEE 2022 Summer Study on energy efficiency: agents of change.European Council for an Energy Efficient Economy, 6-11th June. Hyères, France.
Killip, G. and Fawcett, T. (2022) Expert views of building retrofit in the UK: residential, non-residential and heritage building renovations (2-292-22). ECEEE 2022 Summer Study on energy efficiency: agents of change. European Council for an Energy Efficient Economy, 6-11th June. Hyères, France.
Nolden, C., Eyre, N., Fawcett, T. and Bobrova, Y. (2022) The role of energy demand in policymaking for a just transition to net zero: a comparative survey in the UK, the Netherlands and Germany (3-164-22). ECEEE 2022 Summer Study on energy efficiency: agents of change. European Council for an Energy Efficient Economy, 6-11th June. Hyères, France.
Topouzi, M. and Fawcett, T. (2022) Multiple benefits of a financial incentive for retrofit in owner occupied houses (2-322-22). ECEEE 2022 Summer Study on energy efficiency: agents of change. European Council for an Energy Efficient Economy, 6-11th June. Hyères, France.
Fawcett, T., Webb, J., Reiss, S., Hawkey, D., and Mallaburn, P. (2019) Policy: delivering further and faster change in energy demand. In, Eyre, N. and Killip, G. (eds.) Shifting the focus: energy demand in a net zero UK. CREDS – Centre for Research in Energy Demand Solutions. 108 pp.
Fawcett, T., Eyre, N. and Layberry, R. (2015) Heat pumps and global residential heating. Proceedings of ECEEE Summer Study, 1-6 June 2015 (Presqu'île de Giens, France). Vol. 1 - Foundations of Future Energy Policy European Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy,, Stockholm, Sweden.
Killip, G., Fawcett, T. and Blundel, R. (2013) Emerging models of environmentally sustainable enterprise: a comparative study of low-energy housing retrofit organisations in the UK and France. Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ISBE) Annual Conference, Cardiff, 12th and 13th November 2013 (Social, Environmental and Ethical Enterprise track).
Fawcett, T. (2012) Climate Change. In, Smith, S.J., Elsinga, M., Fox O'Mahony, L., Eng, O.S. and Wachter, S. (eds.) International Encyclopedia of Housing and Home, Vol (1). Elsevier, Oxford. pp. 150-163. ISBN: 9780080471631.
Fawcett, T. and Boardman, B. (2009) Housing market transformation. The Proceedings of the European Council for an Energy Efficient Economy Summer Study 2009.. 429-440. ISBN: 9789163344541.
Fawcett, T., Hvelplund, F. and Meyer, N.I. (2008) Personal carbon allowances - with focus on the energy systems in the UK and Denmark., Copenhagen Business School, Denmark. Paper presented at Energizing Markets - Making and Breaking Boundaries for the Regimes of Value, 30/10-1/11 2008.
Hillman, M., Fawcett, T. and Rajan, S.C. (2008) How We Can Save the Planet: Preventing Global Climate Catastrophe. St. Martin's Griffin.
Fawcett, T. (2007) House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee, Inquiry into personal carbon allowances. Evidence from the Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford submitted 5 July 2007, presented in person by Tina Fawcett.
Fawcett, T. (2007) Personal Carbon Allowances. Energy and Environmental Management Magazine.
Hillman, M., Fawcett, T. and Rajan, S.C. (2007) The suicidal planet: how to prevent global climate catastrophe. Thomas Dunne Books.
Blundel, R.K. and Fawcett, T. (2006) Critical perspectives on climate change and organisations: the historical contribution. Association of Business Historians Conference, Queen Mary, University of London, 16-17 June.
Fawcett, T. (2005) Energy use and carbon emissions from the higher education sector. UKERC, London. UKERC Working Paper.
Fawcett, T. (2005) Investigating carbon rationing as a policy for reducing carbon dioxide emissions from UK household energy use. Unpublished PhD thesis, University College London.
Fawcett, T. (2005) Making the case for personal carbon rations. Proceedings of European Council for an Energy Efficient Economy Summer StudyWhat Works and Who Delivers: 1483-93.
Fawcett, T. (2005) What would a strategy of demand reduction mean for the UK? Proceedings of the British Institute of Energy Economists Conference, Oxford, September 2005.
Fawcett, T. (2004) Carbon rationing and personal energy use. Energy & Environment, 15(6): 1067-1083.
Hillman, M. and Fawcett, T. (2004) How We Can Save the Planet. Penguin, London.
Fawcett, T. (2003) Carbon rationing, equity and energy efficiency. Proceedings of European Council for an Energy Efficient Economy, Summer Study 2003.
Boardman, B. and Fawcett, T. (2002) Competition for the Poor: Liberalisation of Electricity Supply and Fuel Poverty: Lessons from Great Britain for Northern Ireland. Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford.
Fawcett, T. (2002) Creative destruction? The role of increased demolition in creating a more sustainable UK housing stock. Creating Sustainable Urban Environments, 5th Symposium of the International Urban Planning and Environment Association.
Fawcett, T., Hurst, A. and Boardman, B. (2002) Carbon UK. Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford.
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