Managing energy demand will help us achieve our goal to become a net-zero society.
Our work addresses a broad range of issues to transform the energy demand sector.
We are the Centre for Research into Energy Demand Solutions. Working with researchers, businesses & policy makers, we support the transition to a net-zero society.
Using carbon tax revenue to fund free green electricity and public transport could significantly reduce individual households’ greenhouse gas emissions, a new study has found.
Transport & Mobility 23 November, 2021
Our report, The role of energy demand reduction in achieving net-zero in the UK, provides the most comprehensive assessment to date of the vital part reducing energy demand can play in meeting the UK’s net-zero climate target. We show that demand for energy in the UK can be reduced by 52% by 2050, whilst enabling improvements in quality of life.
Researchers devised four scenarios – plausible futures based on likely social and technological changes. We could ignore; steer; significantly shift or completely transform our approach to energy demand. Such a comprehensive analysis of the potential for lower energy service demands and higher energy efficiency has never been done at the national level, and offers a new way of thinking about the net-zero challenge.