CREDS interdisciplinary energy demand studentships call
We are pleased to announce our new CREDS interdisciplinary energy demand studentships call.
Building on our strengths – retrofit market needs an overhaul to meet climate targets
Climate change targets won’t be delivered unless the home improvements market is overhauled, according to a new joint report by the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) and CREDS.
New neighbourhood carbon calculator helps communities target action on local emission hotspots
We’re excited to announce the launch of our Place-Based Carbon Calculator. A free tool designed to measure carbon footprints at neighbourhood level.
Reading room five: Space, time and contestations over demand response and infrastructure access
In our fifth Flexibility reading room, researchers discuss rhythmicity and themes of temporality, energy justice and the availability of infrastructure services.
Impact of smart meters in improving the performance of energy efficient technologies
We are exploring the impact energy efficiency measures can have on the flexibility and resilience of the energy system.
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.
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.
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.
Forms of adaptation & their limits – our third flexibility reading room
What do organisations consider to be the limits of adaptation – in contingency plans, in buffering and storage, and in managing and handling disruptions of one kind or another?
Building sector emissions hit record high, but low-carbon pandemic recovery can help transform sector – UN report
CREDS researcher Ian Hamilton was lead author on the recent Global Status Report for Buildings and Construction which reported that CO2 emissions increased to 9.95 GtCO2 in 2019 – a record high.
CREDS’ response to the Committee on Climate Change’s recommendations for the UK’s sixth carbon budget
We are already confident that the social and technical changes identified in the CCC report can reduce energy use by significantly more than their projections assume.
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