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?
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.
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?
Decarbonising Heating in Homes – Can the UK Parliamentary Committee for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy make progress?
Jan Webb reflects on the recent BEIS inquiry on heating homes where, alongside Nick Eyre director of CREDS, she answered questions about potential technologies, including housing retrofit, and their challenges and price tags.
The gaping hole in energy policy
Rihab Khalid reviews Sarah Royston’s webinar: Inadmissible evidence? The role of Social Sciences and Humanities in EU energy policy
Government, policy and impact in CREDS
What are the routes to policy impact? Kay Jenkinson explores in her latest blog.
Decarbonising Scottish heat demand: implications for electricity networks
Reflections on CREDS webinar ‘Decarbonising Heat Demand: a Scottish Case Study’ by researcher Daniel Scamman
Identifying the vulnerable: energy and transport poverty and beyond
Guest author, Caitlin Robinson, reflects on our webinar ‘Identifying the vulnerable: energy and transport poverty and beyond’ which made the case for greater recognition and understanding of the intersection between energy poverty and transport poverty – termed double energy vulnerability.
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