Closing the policy gap: Reflecting on a research project with the Climate Change Committee
CREDS’ researcher, Alice Garvey, reflects on her experience of working with the Climate Change Committee on their 6th Carbon Budget Recommendations.
Professor Jacopo Torriti and Professor John Barrett appointed by Defra to Resources and Waste Targets Expert Group
CREDS’ researchers, Jacopo Torriti and John Barrett, have been appointed by Defra to the Resources and Waste Targets Expert Group.
Cycling is ten times more important than electric cars for reaching net-zero cities
Christian Brand reports on the vital carbon emissions savings that can be achieved through increasing cycling in urban areas.
Evaluation in a time of emergency
What needs to be evaluated, and how, if the climate emergency is treated as an immediate and present danger to environmental, social and economic well-being?
Managing resources sustainably is key to cutting UK greenhouse gases
Through using resources sustainably, extending the useful life of products and preventing waste, the UK could cut CO2e emissions by 100 million tonnes in ten years: new report from WRAP and CREDS.
A walk in the park: has the Covid-19 travel response opened the door to a new direction on climate policy?
Newly-released survey data shows that people have walked and cycled more and more regularly than before the pandemic.
Building Renovation Passports
Professor Paul Ruyssevelt (of CREDS) welcomes the publication of the Building Renovation Passports report published on 11 March 2021.
Why ‘rebound effects’ may cut energy savings in half
Gains in energy efficiency can also encourage behavioural change towards more energy use, meaning some of the anticipated energy savings may be “taken back”. This is known as the “rebound effect”. There is a risk that global climate action relies too heavily on energy savings that may not materialise.
Curbing flying for climate reasons – is it reasonable?
Would measures to restrict air travel be fair? Sally Cairns (of CREDS) and Rebecca Nestor (climate psychology expert) recently gave presentations, covering both the science and the psychology of flying.
Cumbria mine: is there a technical need for new coal mines in the UK?
CREDS researchers share their thoughts on the proposed new coal mine in West Cumbria, which would be the first new deep coal mine in the UK in 30 years.
Flexibility capital and justice in smart energy systems – reading room four
Our fourth flexibility reading room focused on a short perspective piece by Gareth Powells and Michael Fell.
Parents, preeners, pets and pipes: what motivates heating decisions?
Why do people heat their homes the way they do, and what are the underlying patterns behind personal heating preferences and practices?
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