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.
Travel resilience lessons from the pandemic. Travelling less could be here to stay finds new study
A new report published today, Less is More: Changing travel in a post-pandemic society, finds that people have been able to adapt significant elements of their daily travel to do what they want by travelling less.
Partnership with Go-Science on positive low energy futures
We are delighted to announce we will be working with Go-Science on a new Foresight Project to support the UK’s 2050 net-zero target
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.
The chancellor’s new help on energy costs will do nothing to tackle the root causes of the energy bills crisis
The increase in household energy costs announced last week will add further to the rising cost of living in the UK, which is now at its highest level in thirty years. In this blog, Jen Dicks argues that long term solutions to rising energy costs need to be addressed urgently.
New book from CREDS researchers: Research Handbook on Energy and Society
CREDS researchers Janette Webb, Faye Wade and Margaret Tingley have co- edited a new research handbook on Energy and Society which includes chapters from many other CREDS researchers.
Energy-demand-reducing measures can play a major role in helping the economy to bounce-back from the long-term impacts of Covid-19
In this blog, Jen Dicks summarises the report Cambridge Econometrics worked on with CREDS and argues that energy demand reduction measures should form a critical part of both the economic recovery and longer-term climate policy.
Should we worry about the carbon footprint of a website?
We’ve recently made some changes to the design of the CREDS website to improve it’s energy efficiency rating. In this blog, Hannah Harris explains why we think that’s important and how usability of content plays a crucial role.
More evidence needed to establish 5G’s green credentials
Widespread expectations that 5G will be a green technology are not currently backed up by a strong, publicly available, fully transparent evidence base, warns a review of the evidence on 5G energy use impacts by CREDS academics
Flexible working: A great opportunity to improve our home-office environment and increase multiple benefits
CREDS researchers have developed an innovative idea – the Retrofit Salary Sacrifice scheme – designed to allow employees to invest in retrofit to improve their home-work environment which is repaid via gross salary contributions.
Playing with food (policy): The need to rapidly implement a net-zero National Food Strategy
How do we drive affordable, accessible, nutritious – and critically low carbon – diets across the UK, and what policy mechanisms could be palatable enough to achieve this? In this blog, Alice Garvey summarises our new briefing (published today) which explores policy options for reducing the greenhouse gas emissions from the UK’s food supply sector.
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