Guest author, Jan Rosenow from the Regulatory Assistance Project, discusses how a combination of low-carbon heating technologies and energy efficiency improvements is the obvious answer to decarbonise heating,
Jacopo Torriti and Sue Flanders talk about why engaging with stakeholders in a meaningful way matters and why careful planning and thinking through the needs of our stakeholders was essential to the success of our event.
It’s rather unfashionable to say this, but UK climate policy is a success story. Emissions have fallen 43% below 1990 levels thanks, in part, to energy efficiency in the household and industrial sectors. However this success has a downside because cost-effective “low lying fruit” measures such as condensing boilers and double glazing that contributed to these reductions are reaching market saturation.
CREDS Knowledge Exchange Manager, Kay Jenkinson, talks about how researchers can demonstrate impact. However, drawing the lines between research outputs and a policy decision or social innovation that is distant in time and sometimes (intellectual) space is, frankly, far from straightforward.