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Reference Number EP/R035288/1
Title UK Centre for Research on Energy Demand
Status Started
Energy Categories ENERGY EFFICIENCY(Transport) 33%;
ENERGY EFFICIENCY(Industry) 33%;
ENERGY EFFICIENCY(Residential and commercial) 34%;
Research Types Basic and strategic applied research 100%
Science and Technology Fields ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) 20%;
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering) 20%;
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Architecture and the Built Environment) 20%;
SOCIAL SCIENCES (Economics and Econometrics) 10%;
SOCIAL SCIENCES (Town and Country Planning) 10%;
SOCIAL SCIENCES (Politics and International Studies) 10%;
SOCIAL SCIENCES (Sociology) 10%;
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 20%;
Systems Analysis related to energy R&D (Energy modelling) 30%;
Sociological economical and environmental impact of energy (Policy and regulation) 10%;
Sociological economical and environmental impact of energy (Consumer attitudes and behaviour) 10%;
Sociological economical and environmental impact of energy (Technology acceptance) 10%;
Sociological economical and environmental impact of energy (Other sociological economical and environmental impact of energy) 10%;
Other (Energy technology information dissemination) 10%;
Principal Investigator Prof NJ (Nick ) Eyre
No email address given
Environmental Change Institute
University of Oxford
Award Type Standard
Funding Source EPSRC
Start Date 01 April 2018
End Date 31 March 2023
Duration 60 months
Total Grant Value £19,435,274
Industrial Sectors Energy; Environment; Transport Systems and Vehicles
Region South East
Programme Energy : Energy
 
Investigators Principal Investigator Prof NJ (Nick ) Eyre , Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford (99.960%)
  Other Investigator Professor PC Eames , Electronic and Electrical Engineering, Loughborough University (0.001%)
Dr J Torriti , Construction Management and Engineering, University of Reading (0.001%)
Dr PJ Coker , Construction Management and Engineering, University of Reading (0.001%)
Professor FW Geels , Manchester Business School, University of Manchester (0.001%)
Dr M Sakai , School of Earth and Environment, University of Leeds (0.001%)
Dr TJ Foxon , School of Earth and Environment, University of Leeds (0.001%)
Professor J (John ) Barrett , School of Earth and Environment, University of Leeds (0.001%)
Professor ASJ Smith , Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds (0.001%)
Dr G Mattioli , Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds (0.001%)
Dr R Lovelace , Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds (0.001%)
Dr CA Mullen , Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds (0.001%)
Prof JL (Jillian ) Anable , Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds (0.001%)
Dr GR Marsden , Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds (0.001%)
Dr AE Whiteing , Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds (0.001%)
Dr K Lucas , Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds (0.001%)
Dr D (Dan ) van der Horst , Sch of Geography, Earth & Env Sciences, University of Birmingham (0.001%)
Professor J (Janette ) Webb , School of Social and Political Science, University of Edinburgh (0.001%)
Dr MM (Milena ) Buchs , School of Social Sciences, University of Southampton (0.001%)
Dr T Schwanen , Geography OUCE, University of Oxford (0.001%)
Dr S J Blue , Sociology, Lancaster University (0.001%)
Professor E (Elizabeth ) Shove , Sociology, Lancaster University (0.001%)
Professor SR (Steve ) Sorrell , School of Business Management &Economics, University of Sussex (0.001%)
Professor P Taylor , Process, Environmental and Material Eng, University of Leeds (0.001%)
Dr TJ Chatterton , Faculty of Environment and Technology, University of the West of England (0.001%)
Dr M Chitnis , Economics, University of Surrey (0.001%)
Dr M Barrett , UCL Energy Institute, University College London (0.001%)
Dr D (David ) Shipworth , UCL Energy Institute, University College London (0.001%)
Professor RJ Lowe , UCL Energy Institute, University College London (0.001%)
Dr P (Paul ) Ruyssevelt , UCL Energy Institute, University College London (0.001%)
Mr I Hamilton , UCL Energy Institute, University College London (0.001%)
Dr CA Elwell , UCL Energy Institute, University College London (0.001%)
Dr R Fouquet , Grantham Research Inst on Climate Change, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) (0.001%)
Dr L Chiu , Bartlett Sch of Env, Energy & Resources, University College London (0.001%)
Professor T (Tadj ) Oreszczyn , Bartlett Sch of Env, Energy & Resources, University College London (0.001%)
Dr A M O'Sullivan , Bartlett Sch of Env, Energy & Resources, University College London (0.001%)
Professor MJ Grubb , Bartlett Sch of Env, Energy & Resources, University College London (0.001%)
Professor B Sovacool , UNLISTE, Vermont Law School, USA (0.001%)
Dr Z Wadud , Chemical and Process Engineerin, University of Leeds (0.001%)
Dr S T Smith , Built Enviroment, University of Reading (0.001%)
Dr BA Potter , Built Enviroment, University of Reading (0.001%)
  Industrial Collaborator Project Contact , EDF Energy (0.000%)
Project Contact , Ofgem (0.000%)
Project Contact , Energy Saving Trust Ltd (The) (0.000%)
Project Contact , PassivSystems Limited (0.000%)
Project Contact , Committee on Climate Change (0.000%)
Project Contact , Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (0.000%)
Project Contact , Energy Systems Catapult Limited (0.000%)
Project Contact , Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) (0.000%)
Project Contact , Association for Decentralised Energy (ACE) (0.000%)
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Objectives
Abstract This proposal responds to a call from the Research Councils for a national Centre on energy demand research, building on the work of the existing six End Use Energy Demand Centres, for which funding ends in April 2018.Energy demand reduction is a UK success story, with a 15% fall in final energy consumption since 2004. Major further reductions are possible and will be needed, as part of a transformation of the energy system to low carbon, to deliver the goals of the Paris Agreement and the UK carbon budgets. Moreover, a low carbon energy system will be increasingly reliant upon inflexible and variable electricity generation, and therefore demand will also need to become more flexible. In short, changes in energy demand reduction will need to go further and faster, and demand will need to become more flexible.These challenges have far-reaching implications for technology, business models, social practices and policy. Our vision is for energy demand research in the UK to rise to these challenges. The Centre's ambition is to lead whole systems work on energy demand in the UK, collaborating with a wider community both at home and internationally. We aim to deliver globally leading research on energy demand, to secure much greater impact for energy demand research and to champion the importance of energy demand for delivering environmental, social and economic goals.Our research programme is inter-disciplinary, recognising that technical and social change are inter-dependent and co-evolve. It is organised into six Themes. Three of these address specific issues in the major sectors of energy use, namely: buildings, transport and industry. The remaining three address more cross-cutting issues that drive changing patterns of demand, namely the potential for increased flexibility, the impact of digital technologies, and energy policy and governance.Each Theme has a research programme that has been developed with key stakeholders and will provide the capacity for the Centre to inform debate, deliver impact and share knowledge in its specific area of work. The Themes will also undertake collaborative work, with our first joint task being to assess the role of energy demand in delivering the objectives of the UK Government's Clean Growth Plan.The Centre will also include Challenges that respond to cross-thematic questions for UK energy demand. These will mostly be developed in consultation over the early years of the Centre, and therefore only one is included in the initial plan: on the decarbonisation of heat.The Centre will function as a national focus for inter-disciplinary research on energy demand. In doing this it will need to respond to a rapidly evolving energy landscape. It will therefore retain 25% of its funds to allocate during the lifetime of the Centre through a transparent governance process. These funds will support further challenges and a 'Flexible Fund', which will be used to support research on emerging researchquestions, in particular through support for early career researchers.We are working closely with key stakeholders in business and policy to design our research programme and we plan detailed knowledge exchange activities to ensure that the work of the UK energy demand research community has broader societal impact.
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