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?
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
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?
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
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.
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.
It’s time to stop talking about targets and instead talk about governance
A target isn’t action – it is the promise of it. This blog and call for papers asks how carbon targets are interpreted at and across different levels of governance and different policy areas?
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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