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Reference Number RES-152-25-1004
Title Research on lifestyle, values and energy consumption (RESOLVE)
Status Completed
Energy Categories ENERGY EFFICIENCY(Transport) 20%;
ENERGY EFFICIENCY(Residential and commercial) 30%;
OTHER CROSS-CUTTING TECHNOLOGIES or RESEARCH(Environmental, social and economic impacts) 50%;
Research Types Basic and strategic applied research 100%
Science and Technology Fields SOCIAL SCIENCES (Economics and Econometrics) 20%;
SOCIAL SCIENCES (Sociology) 30%;
SOCIAL SCIENCES (Psychology) 30%;
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Architecture and the Built Environment) 20%;
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Sociological economical and environmental impact of energy (Policy and regulation) 40%;
Sociological economical and environmental impact of energy (Consumer attitudes and behaviour) 30%;
Other (Energy technology information dissemination) 30%;
Principal Investigator Professor T (Tim ) Jackson
No email address given
Centre for Environmental Strategy
University of Surrey
Award Type Standard
Funding Source ESRC
Start Date 02 May 2006
End Date 01 May 2011
Duration 60 months
Total Grant Value £2,990,298
Industrial Sectors No relevance to Underpinning Sectors
Region South East
Programme ESRC Energy
Investigators Principal Investigator Professor T (Tim ) Jackson , Centre for Environmental Strategy, University of Surrey (99.993%)
  Other Investigator Dr S Cowell , Centre for Environmental Strategy, University of Surrey (0.001%)
Dr K (Kate ) Burningham , Centre for Environmental Strategy, University of Surrey (0.001%)
Professor D (David ) Uzzell , Psychology, University of Surrey (0.001%)
Dr B (Birgitta ) Gatersleben , Psychology, University of Surrey (0.001%)
Professor G (Geoff ) Cooper , Sociology, University of Surrey (0.001%)
Dr (Nicola ) Green , Sociology, University of Surrey (0.001%)
Professor L Hunt , Economics, University of Surrey (0.001%)
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Objectives Objectives not supplied
Abstract The overall aim of RESOLVE is to develop a robust understanding of the links between lifestyle, societal values and environment. In particular, RESOLVE will work to provide robust, evidence-based advice to policy-makers in the UK and elsewhere who are seeking to understand and to influence the behaviours and practices of ‘energy consumers’. Specific objectives of RESOLVE are: to explore material, economic, psychological, sociological and cultural accounts of the relationshipbetweenmodern lifestyles and the environment; to develop theoretical and empirical understandings of the potential for long-term lifestyle change in moving towards a sustainable energy economy; to understand the economic, social and psychological implications of a technological transition to a sustainableenergy economy; to develop an empirical ‘evidence base’ for effective policy intervention in energy-related behaviours and practices; to engage effectively with policy-makers, opinion-formers and the media in developing and communicating this new body of research. The work programme is structured around three inter-woven intellectual strands: energy and carbon 'mapping' (V1),social psychological influences (V2), and socio-cultural understandings (V3) of lifestyles. These three ‘vertical’ strands are informed and supported by two (horizontal) cross-cutting themes – on energy lifestyle scenarios (H1) and on policy and governance (H2).
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