Research by the Centre on Innovation and Energy Demand (CIED) has been published as a book edited by Kirsten Jenkins and Debbie Hopkins.The book, titled Transitions in Energy Efficiency and Demand – The Emergence, Diffusion and Impact of Low-Carbon Innovation, will sit at the forefront of research on low carbon transitions.
Using a series of historical and contemporary case studies combined with theoretical chapters disussing the general dynamics of technological change, it will discuss the potential for using innovation to reduce energy demand, as well as suggest general lessons for the reduction of energy demand internationally.
The book features contributions from CIED researchers past and present as well as researchers from partner institutions at the University of Strathclyde, the University of Edinburgh and the University of Leeds. It will be of interest to scholars and students of energy and climate change as well as decision makers in the UK and beyond.
The Centre on Innovation and Energy Demand (CIED) is a research project funded by Research Councils UK and involving the University of Sussex, Manchester and Oxford. CIED examined how new, low-energy innovations emerge and spread and how this process is shaped by market forces, government policy, social interactions and cultural norms. The innovations CIED investigated include new technologies, new energy systems, novel business models and behaviours and combinations of all of these.
The Centre will be coming to an end in February 2019.