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About Energy Research at Newcastle University

About Energy Research at Newcastle University

Our vision and mission

At the Centre for Energy Research, our vision is to unify efforts and raise ambitions towards a new way of thinking about energy systems.

Our mission is to contribute to the delivery of clean and affordable energy – the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal 7.

A new way of thinking

By bringing together a wealth of expertise across disciplines, at the Centre for Energy Research, we aim to unify efforts towards a new way of thinking about energy systems:

  • Across scales – from individual electrons to global trading systems
  • Across geographies – from the individual home and household, to communities of villages and towns, to mega cities and nations
  • Across disciplines – from materials science, the engineering of systems, social sciences, the law of energy policy and regulation, public health, and AI. A multitude of disciplines are needed to address this complex problem
  • Across applications — such as domestic, industry, transport, and services

We aim to deliver advances in:

  • technology and engineering
  • materials science
  • economics and policy studies
  • cyber security
  • lifecycle analysis
  • ethics and justice
  • business models
  • behaviour
  • design and infrastructure

This will help the Centre for Energy Research to progress towards the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals.