Peer-to-peer energy: what can we learn from more than a decade of Airbnb?
CREDS researcher Mike Fell discusses the background to and key findings of his recently published research that set out to discover what we can learn from Airbnb about the potential impacts of peer-to-peer energy trading.
CREDS is responding to the need for new knowledge as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, in particular the effect on energy use in homes and on travel, and the contribution of energy demand research in the economic recovery. We’re using smart meter data and surveys to assess energy use in homes before, during and after COVID. For travel, an extensive quantitative survey looks at how travel behaviour and patterns have changed. We aim to influence the economic recovery package by asking policy decision-makers what energy demand information they require, and will apply our collective existing knowledge and new evidence to suggest policy solutions to move the UK in the direction of an equitable transition to net zero.