The UCL Energy Institute delivers world-leading learning, research and policy support on the challenges of climate change and energy security. Our approach blends expertise from across UCL to make a truly interdisciplinary contribution to the development of a globally sustainable energy system.
Research Councils UK Energy Programme The UK is legally obliged to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by at least 80% by 2050. As part of the Government's commitment to achieving this reduction, the Research Council's UK Energy Programme has committed over £30 million to the establishment of six End Use Energy Demand Centres, and a further £13 million has been committed by industrial partners. The centres will run for 5 years initially and will work collaboratively to conduct research to help better understand the UK's future energy needs.
The Centre on Innovation and Energy Demand seeks to develop a socio-technical understanding of the emergence, diffusion and impact of low energy innovations.
The DEMAND Centre tackles the fundamental question of what energy is for. Achieving greater energy efficiency is important, but the trend is often towards more resource intensive standards of comfort, convenience and speed.
The aim of the Centre for Sustainable Energy Use in Food Chains is to carry out fundamental research into innovative technologies and approaches for energy demand reduction in food chains.
i-STUTE, the interdisciplinary centre for Storage, Transformation and Upgrading of Thermal Energy is dedicated to examining the potential for energy use reduction in heating and cooling.
Working closely with government and industry, the Centre for Industrial Energy, Materials and Products conducts research to identify all the opportunities along the product supply chain that ultimately deliver a reduction in industrial energy use.