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.

CIED has submitted evidence on Driverless technology to House of Lords Science and Technology Committee inquiry

CIED research on how to deliver transformative energy efficiency policy featured in new book

Is energy efficiency a worthwhile investment? Listen to Dr. Marilyn A. Brown from the School of Public Policy, Georgia Institute of Technology, co-author of Fact and Fiction in Global Energy Policy, and co-recipient of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize for her research on mitigating climate change in this short interview. 


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 and has been shortlisted for a national award for engaging the public.


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

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