Centre on Innovation and Energy Demand

Welcome to the Centre on Innovation and Energy Demand (CIED)

CIED investigates the drivers and barriers to low energy innovations throughout the economy and the implications of these innovations for energy demand. We aim to uncover the processes and mechanisms through which different types of innovations become (or fail to become) established, identify the role of different groups, explore the resulting impacts on energy demand, and develop recommendations for both facilitating the diffusion of such innovations and maximising their long-term impact.

International Exergy Economics Workshop 2016 - the highlights 

There is no energy efficiency 'silver bullet' says CIED Senior Research Fellow to Commons Public Accounts Committee

Take 7 is a short film made by SPRU researcher, Nicolette Fox, that follows the energy stories of seven families over four seasons and the influence that solar power has had on their lives. Its production was part-funded by CIED. 


Recent CIED Blog posts



Reducing Energy Demand

CIED is one of six RCUK End Use Energy Demand (EUED) centres

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