Peer-to-peer energy: lucky for some?
Peer-to-peer buying and selling of electricity could mean bill savings – but it depends on who you know and where you live.
Do teleworkers travel less? The challenge of tele-sprawl
Does working from home reduce travel or does it encourge more trips for purposes other than commuting as well as people choosing to live farther from their place of work?
New research casts doubt on environmental benefits of hybrid working
Our new study finds that, prior to the pandemic, most remote workers in England travelled further each week than office-based workers – despite taking fewer trips.
Why the ‘Energy Security Strategy’ won’t work
The Prime Minister’s strategy will boost UK energy supply, but any effective strategy also has to address how much energy we use and how to reduce it.
Why leaving climate policy to behaviour change will never be fair
In this blog, Noel Cass argues that the decisions people make are determined by infrastructure – yet the government still treats these systemic determinants as if they are simply matters of consumer choice.
Women in energy
To mark the end of Womens’ History Month, Anuja Saunders, EDI Manager at CREDS looks at the work still to be done to break the bias in the energy sector.
Travel resilience lessons from the pandemic. Travelling less could be here to stay finds new study
A new report published today, Less is More: Changing travel in a post-pandemic society, finds that people have been able to adapt significant elements of their daily travel to do what they want by travelling less.
Partnership with Go-Science on positive low energy futures
We are delighted to announce we will be working with Go-Science on a new Foresight Project to support the UK’s 2050 net-zero target
Excess energy consumption – is it reasonable to put a limit on how much energy we use?
In this blog, Noel Cass summarises our new report, launched today- Curbing excess: high energy consumption and the fair energy transition. The two-year research project looked at how excess consumption of energy could be curbed, in a fair way.
The chancellor’s new help on energy costs will do nothing to tackle the root causes of the energy bills crisis
The increase in household energy costs announced last week will add further to the rising cost of living in the UK, which is now at its highest level in thirty years. In this blog, Jen Dicks argues that long term solutions to rising energy costs need to be addressed urgently.
New book from CREDS researchers: Research Handbook on Energy and Society
CREDS researchers Janette Webb, Faye Wade and Margaret Tingley have co- edited a new research handbook on Energy and Society which includes chapters from many other CREDS researchers.
Energy-demand-reducing measures can play a major role in helping the economy to bounce-back from the long-term impacts of Covid-19
In this blog, Jen Dicks summarises the report Cambridge Econometrics worked on with CREDS and argues that energy demand reduction measures should form a critical part of both the economic recovery and longer-term climate policy.
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