The urgent need to reduce our energy demand
In this blog, John Barrett talks about our paper, published in Nature Energy today, which calculates how a developed country, the UK, can rapidly reduce its energy demand without compromising the quality of life of its citizens.
Life on a cargo bike
Gesche Huebner has been road-testing a cargo bike with a young family – it’s been a transformative experience…
How to tackle car inequalities fairly?
Latest blog from Noel Cass asking how unfair inequities in car use might be fairly tackled. Car use policy could focus on enabling social practices to be accomplished differently.
Can household heating be more flex-friendly and keep occupants cosy?
In a recent workshop with BEIS, CREDS researchers explored how households flex their heating demand.
Behaviour change and travel demand reduction – the Lords are listening?
At a recent discussion at the House of Lords’ Environment and Climate Change Committee, Jillian Anable focused on the difficult, systemic rethinking of transport that is required to achieve swift reductions in car mileages.
Why is it so hard to engage SMEs on climate change?
Katherine Sugar and Sam Hampton report on an SME Engagement Workshop, discussing the challenges of SME engagement and how these can be overcome.
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?
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.
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.
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