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Energy Demand Research Champions

Two new Energy Demand Research Champions, have been funded by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI).

Energy Demand Research Champions

Two new Energy Demand Research Champions, have been funded by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). Dr Mari Martiskainen, Senior Research Fellow in the Science Policy Research Unit (University of Sussex Business School) and Professor Sara Walker (Newcastle University School of Engineering) will lead the next phase of energy demand research in the UK.

Champions Dr Martiskainen and Professor Walker will develop a new phase of research, building on the knowledge developed in the Centre for Research Energy Demand Solutions (CREDS), which was set up in 2018 to look at how reductions in energy use can support the transition to a net-zero society. The overarching ethos for Dr Martiskainen and Professor Walker is to make energy demand reduction the foundation for a fair transition to net zero by 2050, and to transform understanding of how energy demand can be rapidly reduced across different sectors and users. The co-champions will undertake a consultation in Autumn 2022 with stakeholders from academia, policy, industry and NGOs.

By working together with the existing CREDS consortium, a collaboration between over 100 researchers across 26 institutions, as well as other energy research community and key stakeholders, the co-champions will identify how previous research can be utilised and new interdisciplinary research developed to deliver actionable insights on the future of energy demand within the UK.

Energy Demand Research Champions Launch Webinar 

The Energy Demand Research Champions hosted a launch webinar on 11th October. 

You can see the recording of the launch webinar by clicking the link below:

https://youtu.be/tizxaJ73tR0

To access the slides, please click below and you will be able to save them:

Energy Demand Research Champions Launch Webinar Slides

Energy Demand Research Champions Launch Webinar - Summary Q&A Document

Join our team!

We are delighted to announce that the call for applications to join the new Energy Demand Centre is now live!

The Champions now welcome applications from prospective co-investigators and research co-investigators who will have a pivotal role in helping to shape and lead the new research programme going forwards.

All the information about the call, including the links to the online form, is in the call document below.

The call document has been updated with responses to questions we have recieved. Please refer to Annex 5. 

Energy Demand Champion - Updated Call Document  

Please note the deadline is Thursday 8th December, 12pm. 

If you have any questions, get in touch via energydemand@sussex.ac.uk.

Developing the next phase of energy demand research

The Champions have written a short blog (below and here on CREDS webiste to discuss how the next phase of energy demand research is unfolding.

Developing the next phase of energy demand research .