Research Centre on Innovation and Energy Demand

Lead Research Organisation: University of Sussex
Department Name: University of Sussex Business School

Abstract

Climate change poses an unprecedented challenge to the way societies operate. In order to address this challenge, the UK has set an ambitious target of 80% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. Meeting this target will require not only decarbonising energy supply, but will also mean action to make the use of energy more efficient and to reduce energy demand. The proposed Centre on Innovation and Energy Demand will contribute to this challenge by developing an interdisciplinary understanding of the emergence, diffusion and impact of low-energy innovations - new technologies, organisational arrangements or modes of behaviour that are expected to improve energy efficiency and/or reduce energy demand.

The Centre will be managed within the Sussex Energy Group (SEG) at SPRU, University of Sussex. SEG has a strong international reputation for policy-relevant interdisciplinary research on transitions to sustainable energy systems, focusing on both the supply and demand sides of these systems. Oxford University's Transport Studies Unit (TSU), a leading interdisciplinary research centre on transport futures, will also contribute to the Centre.

The Centre's research and user engagement will be organised under three themes that focus on the emergence, diffusion and impact of different types of low-energy innovation. Each theme will encompass several research projects that provide a balanced coverage of research methodologies and empirical domains. The Centre will also conduct cross-cutting projects and integration activities, with the aim of synthesising the emerging findings from the three main research themes and effectively engaging stakeholders. Two cross cutting projects are proposed. The first will carry out a comparison of multiple low energy innovations to explore differences between incremental and radical innovations, and between those that are mainly technical and those that are largely social. The second will analyse synergies and trade-offs between policies to support low energy innovations and other, overlapping energy policies. A Low Energy Innovation Studio will also be established as the engagement hub of the Centre. It will oversee a number of functions including researcher placements in collaborating organisations, Centre workshops and events, visiting fellowships, summer schools and a final conference.

The proposed research programme is inter-disciplinary, combining perspectives from different traditions within economics, innovation studies, political science and sociology. The programme will be developed and conducted in collaboration with non-academic organisations who will help identify research problems, contribute resources and case studies, and assist in engagement with practitioners. Centre researchers will collaborate with academic colleagues in the UK as well as with related international institutions. The Centre will produce a range of outputs tailored to different audiences including journal articles, reports and policy briefings. It will have a simple internal management structure, comprising a Director, Centre Manager and three research theme leaders, together with Advisory Group to steer its work. Finally it will develop research capacity by recruiting and developing junior researchers and by encouraging applications from doctoral researchers who would be associated with the Centre.

Planned Impact

The Centre's research is of significant relevance to a range of audiences, including policy makers concerned with the development of effective policy approaches to address climate change and other energy policy concerns, academics involved in research in related fields (including energy policy, energy systems, innovation systems, economics and political science) and civil society more broadly (including the general public, and the third and private sectors). Achieving a substantial share of the UK's planned 80% reduction in GHG emissions by 2050 through energy demand reduction and energy efficiency will require actions by a variety of stakeholders including companies, policy makers, households and community groups.

The Centre will pursue a variety of avenues to maximise its impact. It will combine a number of activities to engage with both academic and non-academic stakeholders, including public sector officials, community and non-profit organisations, companies as well as the wider public.

The academic impact of the Centre will be achieved by:
- writing high quality working papers and peer reviewed publications;
- giving presentations at conferences, seminars and workshops;
- active involvement in national and international research networks;
- hosting academic visitors; and
- organising two summer schools for PhD students.

The conventional approach is for non academic 'users' of research to be presented with findings at the end of a research process with which they have had no involvement. They are then expected to understand the relevance and/or change their practice as a result. The Centre will move beyond this, and will maximise impacts on relevant user groups by engaging them through carefully tailored engagement processes before, during and after the research. These engagement processes will be managed through the Centre's Low Energy Innovation Studio. The activities of the Studio will include:
- engage a variety of stakeholders through the Centre's biannual Advisory Group;
- working with a number of partners on specific projects (incl. energy utility SSE, Brighton and Hove City Council, Oxfordshire County Council, Transport for London, The Discovery Mill, Simply Connect Ltd);
- providing interested stakeholders with short-term placements of academics in their organisations and hosting non-academic visitors;
- organising workshops and events targeted at stakeholders, either during the research process or to disseminate results; and
- co-hosting specific workshops for energy management practitioners from public and private organisations with The Discovery Mill.

The Centre aims to make specific impacts on policy making processes by:
- engaging public sector officials in the Advisory Board of the Centre,
- providing policy briefings summarising research results in an accessible way;
- offering dedicated presentations to brief senior staff in relevant Departments;
- providing expert advice to Parliamentary committees, responding to public consultations, etc.

The Centre will make an impact on the general public by:
- communicating research results in an accessible way through the Centre's blog, website, Facebook, and Twitter;
- organising events open to members of the general public; and
- working with the press in order to disseminate findings to the broader public (via radio, TV, and national newspapers).
 
Description BEIS call for evidence: building a market for energy efficiency
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
 
Description Call for evidence - Green Deal Framework
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
 
Description Citation in House of Commons BEIS Committee Report 'Leaving the EU:negotiation priorities for energy and climate change policy', 25 April 2017
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
URL https://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201617/cmselect/cmbeis/909/909.pdf
 
Description Cited in background document of the Öko-Institute who are advising the German Environmental Ministry on Exnovation strategies
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
 
Description Debbie Hopkins participated in the National Infrastructure Assessment (NIA) workshop on Urban Transport hosted by the National Infrastructure Commission, 31st January 2017 to provide evidence to inform the NIA
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
 
Description Dr Mari Martiskainen invited to join Mayor of London Fuel Poverty Partnership
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description House of Lords Science and Technology Committee report cites CIED evidence submitted by Debbie Hopkins, Tim Schwanen and Benjamin Sovacool
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
URL https://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/ld201617/ldselect/ldsctech/115/115.pdf
 
Description Jan Rosenow acknowledged and cited in Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST) POSTnote on Future Energy Efficiency Policy
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
URL http://researchbriefings.parliament.uk/ResearchBriefing/Summary/POST-PN-0550
 
Description Jan Rosenow gave oral evidence to Energy and Climate Change Select Committee inquiry on Home Energy Efficiency
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
URL https://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201516/cmselect/cmenergy/552/552.pdf
 
Description Jan Rosenow gave oral evidence to the Public Accounts Committee inquiry into the Green Deal and the Energy Company Obligation (ECO)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
 
Description Jan Rosenow participated in the National Infrastructure Assessment (NIA) workshop on Energy Efficiency and Heat hosted by the National Infrastructure Commission to provide evidence to inform the NIA
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
 
Description Mari Martiskainen invited to join the Mayor of London's Fuel Poverty Partnership
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Policy briefing by Jan Rosenow and Steve Sorrell was cited in a BEIS consultation document, Building a market for energy efficiency: call for evidence (12th October 2017)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
URL https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/building-a-market-for-energy-efficiency-call-for-evidenc...
 
Description Providing a briefing to the Finnish Ministry of the Environment to inform building energy efficiency part of the Climate Policy Plan 2030 preparation.
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
 
Description Response to Energy and Climate Change Committee call for scrutiny priorities
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
 
Description Response to Ofgem regulatory consultation on Non Traditional Business Models
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
 
Description Steven Sorrell acted as peer reviewer for BEIS study on 'Electricity demand reduction pilot evaluation' project
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Submission to a Labour Party consultation on industrial policy by Cameron Roberts, February 2017
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
 
Description Submitted response to BEIS Industrial Strategy Green Paper, April 2017
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
URL http://www.cied.ac.uk/publication/industrial-strategy-green-paper-cieds-response/
 
Description Unlocking Britain's First Fuel policy brief cited during Westminster Hall debate
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
 
Description Written evidence by Timothy Foxon, Peter Taylor and Jonathan Busch to House of Commons Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee Inquiry on Industrial Strategy
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
URL http://data.parliament.uk/WrittenEvidence/CommitteeEvidence.svc/EvidenceDocument/Business,%20Energy%...
 
Description Written evidence to BEIS consultation The Industrial Strategy Green Paper: Automotive industry, robotics and automation, April 2017
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
URL http://www.cied.ac.uk/publication/industrial-strategy-green-paper-automotive-industry-robotics-autom...
 
Description Written evidence to the House of Lords Science and Technology Committee inquiry "Autonomous Vehicles"
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
 
Description Written submission to BEIS consultation "Coal Generation in Great Britain: The pathway to a low-carbon future"
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
 
Description Written submission to DECC "ECO: Help to Heat" consultation
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
 
Description Written submission to the Energy and Climate Change Committee / Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee inquiry "Leaving the EU: Implications for UK energy policy"
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
 
Description Written submission to the House of Commons Energy and Climate Change Committee inquiry into Home Energy Efficiency and Demand Reduction
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
 
Description Written submission to the National Infrastructure Commission's consultation on the process and methodology for the National Infrastructure Assessment
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
 
Description Chesshire Lehmann Fund funding stream on community action
Amount £4,993 (GBP)
Organisation Chesshire Lehmann Fund 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2015 
End 04/2016
 
Description Development Grants Proposal
Amount £15,000 (GBP)
Organisation Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2015 
End 09/2015
 
Description End Use Energy Demand Centres Collaborative Projects
Amount £252,891 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/P006779/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2016 
End 05/2018
 
Description Transition to a resource efficient and climate neutral electricity system (EL-TRAN)
Amount € 18,000 (EUR)
Organisation Academy of Finland 
Sector Public
Country Finland
Start 12/2015 
End 01/2020
 
Description University of Oxford's ESRC Impact Acceleration Account (IAA) Brexit and Industrial Strategy Catalyst Fund top-up 2017: Workshop on Automation and Freight Transport in the UK
Amount £4,800 (GBP)
Organisation University of Oxford 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2017 
End 03/2017
 
Description Working with the (EUED) Centres
Amount £43,000 (GBP)
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2015 
End 01/2017
 
Description DECC workshop on demand reduction obligation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The Department of Energy and Climate Change were holding a series of events as part of their engagement on a future policy framework for energy in the home and they invited CIED researcher Jan Rosenow to participate in one of the early workshops looking specifically at the potential of a demand reduction obligation ('DRO') - an obligation on suppliers to reduce the average consumption of their domestic energy customers.

DECC are still at an early stage in the policy development process, and wanted to include all stakeholders as fully as possible in this process. The focus of this session will be thinking about how a DRO could fit in with wider objectives around energy and climate, including what the impact would be on carbon saving, grid-balancing, energy bills, the energy market and consumers in general.

Jan's participation in this stakeholder workshop was very well received and he was one of only a few other experts who were invited for a smaller group meeting two weeks later to follow up on some of the key points raised.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description 'Low energy housing: how policy needs to change' workshop co-hosted with Energy Saving Trust 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact CIED worked in partnership with EST to run a day-long workshop on 9 February 2017 that shared findings from a two-year Centre on Innovation and Energy Demand (CIED) research project, which focuses on how intermediary organisations can facilitate and advance low energy housing projects. The workshop, which brought together key stakeholders from government, housing industry and campaigning organisations aimed to identify and discuss new directions for low energy housing policy in the UK. There are plans to produce at least one policy briefing based on the discussions in the workshop. There were presentations from CIED, EST, BEIS and three industry practitioners. The workshop led to several requests for further engagement.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://blogs.sussex.ac.uk/sussexenergygroup/2017/02/14/transforming-the-low-energy-housing-sector/
 
Description 'Transforming the Low Energy Housing sector' - blog by Suzanne-Fisher Murray for the Sussex Energy Group blog 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Suzanne Fisher-Murray wrote a blog for the Sussex Energy Group on the workshop CIED hosted with the Energy Savings Trust on low energy housing policy on 9 February 2017. The blog was published on 14 February.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://blogs.sussex.ac.uk/sussexenergygroup/2017/02/14/transforming-the-low-energy-housing-sector/
 
Description A blog by Tim Schwanen for the Conversation on 'Forget the Silicon Valley revolution: the future of transport looks remarkably familiar' 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Tim Schwanen wrote a blog for The Conversation on 'Forget the Silicon Valley revolution: the future of transport looks remarkably familiar'. It was published on 5 April 2015.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://theconversation.com/forget-the-silicon-valley-revolution-the-future-of-transport-looks-remark...
 
Description Adrian Smith and Sabine Hielscher, World cafe discussion on grassroots digital fabrication at 6th Living Knowledge Conference, Copenhagen, 9-11 April 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The aim of this workshop was to use a World Café format to guide participants through three critical issues associated with developments in grassroots digital fabrication: sustainability; inclusivity; and creativity. The session brought together a mix of practitioners and researchers familiar with makerspaces and grassroots digital fabrication; and people less familiar with the topic specifically, but able to bring insights from other areas of innovation in civil society. The workshop began with makerspace practitioners from Copenhagen and Malmö explaining what they do and sharing their experiences. Then the World Café discussion began on the critical issues of sustainability, inclusion and creativity.

The World cafe session was part of a wider conference on 'Living Knowledge'. This session uncovered a particular insight from interaction with participants. The repeated emphasis on the material and emotional aspects of grassroots innovation, in particular the role these play in the building and nurturing of a community of workshop practitioners. Feeling excited about taking things apart to see how they work, and generally having fun making and thinking about them, and wanting to share this wi
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description After the 2016 Autumn Statement: The low carbon transition - still blowing in the wind? - blog by Florian Kern for the Sussex Energy Group 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Florian Kern wrote a blog for the Sussex Energy Group as a reaction to the chancellor's Autumn Statement. The blog was published on 25 November and was titled 'After the 2016 Autumn Statement: The low carbon transition - still blowing in the wind?'.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://blogs.sussex.ac.uk/sussexenergygroup/2016/11/25/autumn-statement-low-carbon-transition/
 
Description Baker, L. & Burton, J. (2016) 'Why South Africa is finding it difficult to wean itself off coal', The Conversation Africa, 15 March 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Blog post: Baker, L. & Burton, J. (2016) 'Why South Africa is finding it difficult to wean itself off coal', The Conversation Africa, 15 March 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://theconversation.com/why-south-africa-is-finding-it-difficult-to-wean-itself-off-coal-55045
 
Description Benjamin Sovacool Presentation the "Diffuse Authority and Contestation in the EU Energy Transition" Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Benjamin Sovacool invited to give presentation at the "Diffuse Authority and Contestation in the EU Energy Transition" Workshop, Maastricht University, Netherlands, April 19-20, 2018. Presenter of "Theorizing EU energy governance (with energy justice)".
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Benjamin Sovacool Presentation to the "Civil Society, Natural Resources and Climate Change" workshop at the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Benjamin Sovacool invited to present to the "Civil Society, Natural Resources and Climate Change" workshop at the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs, Oslo, Norway, April 11 2018. Presenter of "Insights from the Nordic Low-Carbon Energy Transition for Russian Policy and Research".
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Benjamin Sovacool co-authored a blog titled : Fossil fuel subsidies need to go - but what about the poorer people who rely on cheap energy? 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Benjamin Sovacool co-authored a blog with Jessica Jewell (International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis) titled: Fossil fuel subsidies need to go - but what about the poorer people who rely on cheap energy?

This blog was originally published on The Conversation and re-published on the CIED website.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://theconversation.com/fossil-fuel-subsidies-need-to-go-but-what-about-the-poorer-people-who-re...
 
Description Benjamin Sovacool quoted in Nature energy outlook 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Benjamin Sovacool was quoted in the article 'Power through the ages' which is part of the Nature Outlook: Energy transitions, an editorially independent supplement produced by Nature.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-017-07506-z
 
Description Benjamin Sovacool talk on "Global Energy Transitions" to Global Utility Network Coalition meeting, 18 Oct 2016, Gurgaon (Delhi), India 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Benjamin Sovacool presented at the Global Utility Network Coalition meeting on "Global Energy Transitions" in Gurgaon (Delhi), India. In the meeting they explored the energy transitions happening in NA, Europe and Asia as members shared their initiatives and perspectives on how they are investing to address the policy changes and investments occurring in their respective countries. Members shared results and best practices
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Benjamin Sovacool wrote an article for Science Trends titled: A Qualitative Study Of Electricity And Decarbonisation Challenges In The Nordic Region 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Benjamin Sovacool wrote an article for Science Trends titled: A Qualitative Study Of Electricity And Decarbonisation Challenges In The Nordic Region.

This article was also published on the CIED blog.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://sciencetrends.com/a-qualitative-study-of-electricity-and-decarbonisation-challenges-in-the-n...
 
Description Blog about CIED Summer School 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact CIED organised a three day Summer School for doctoral students and early career researchers on 10-12 July 2017. Bettina Zenz covered the event in a blog post on the CIED website.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.cied.ac.uk/blog/sand-sun-cieds-summer-school-begun/
 
Description Blog about the Intermediaries and champions of low energy housing 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Dr Mari Martiskainen and Dr Paula Kivimaa wrote a blog about the Intermediaries and champions of low energy housing. The blog was published on the CIED blog on October 18th 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.cied.ac.uk/blog/intermediaries-low-energy-homes/
 
Description Blog for Green Alliance on 'We must support the transition to low carbon by phasing out high carbon' 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Jenny Bird, Florian Kern, Paula Kivimaa and Karoline Rogge wrote a blog for Inside Track, a blog hosted by Green Alliance, on 'We must support the transition to low carbon by phasing out high carbon'.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://greenallianceblog.org.uk/2017/03/23/we-must-support-the-transition-to-low-carbon-by-phasing-...
 
Description Blog for Smart Energy Transition project 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Paula Kivimaa wrote a blog in Finnish for the Smart Energy Transition project blog on the 28th of March to communicate CIED policy briefing on phase-out policies.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://smartenergytransition.fi/fi/phase-out-politiikasta-nostetta-vahahiiliseen-talouden-ja-uusien-...
 
Description Blog for the EnergyPost by Jan Rosenow on 'European Council set to wipe out energy efficiency progress, leading to a decade of higher costs' 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Jan Rosenow wrote a blog on 'European Council set to wipe out energy efficiency progress, leading to a decade of higher costs' for the EnergyPost on 20 June 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://energypost.eu/european-council-set-to-wipe-out-energy-efficiency-progress-meaning-a-decade-of...
 
Description Blog on 'Energy for Society: First International Conference on Energy Research & Social Science' for Sussex Energy Group blog (also on CIED blog) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Mari Martiskainen wrote a blog on her experience of the ERSS Conference in Spain. The blog was titled 'Energy for Society: First International Conference on Energy Research & Social Science' and was published on the Sussex Energy Group blog and also on the CIED blog.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.cied.ac.uk/blog/energy-for-society-first-international-conference-on-energy-research-soci...
 
Description Blog on 'How to speed up the pace of technological change' 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Cameron Roberts wrote a post on his own blog about 'How to speed up the pace of technological change' to explain the theoretical background of his research for CIED.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.cameronrobertsphd.com/single-post/2017/03/20/How-to-speed-up-the-pace-of-technological-c...
 
Description Blog on CIED website on Fuel Poverty Awareness Day 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Nora Blascsok (CIED Communications and Engagement Officer) wrote a blog for the CIED website about Fuel Poverty Awareness Day and made reference to Dr Mari Martiskainen's work on Energy Cafes. This blog was published on 23rd February 2018.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.cied.ac.uk/blog/fuel-poverty-awareness/
 
Description Blog on CIED-CIEMAP workshop on CIED blog 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact CIED organised a workshop with CIE-MAP on EROI (Energy Return on Investment) for energy policy in London. The blog, written by Bettina Zenz, covers what was discussed at the workshop.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.cied.ac.uk/blog/cied-ciemap-workshop-held-implications-energy-return-investment-eroi-ener...
 
Description Blog on Electric mobility and vehicle-to-grid integration 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Benjamin Sovacool wrote a blog for the CIED website titled 'Electric mobility and vehicle-to-grid integration:unexplored questions and benefits'. This blog was published on 12th January 2018.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.cied.ac.uk/blog/vehicle-grid-integration/
 
Description Blog on how to get more electric vehicles on the road 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Jonn Axsen (Simon Fraser University) wrote a blog for the CIED website titled 'How to get more electric vehicles on the road'. This blog was published on 2nd January 2018.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.cied.ac.uk/blog/electric-vehicles-conversation/
 
Description Blog on the 7th Big Energy Saving Week 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Nora Blascsok (CIED Communications and Engagement Officer' wrote a blog titled 'Energy bills, consumer power and beyond' in which reflections on the 7th Big Energy Saving Week were given. This blog was published on 25th January 2018.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.cied.ac.uk/blog/energy-saving-week/
 
Description Blog on the future of energy efficiency policy in UK homes 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Dr Charile Wilson (Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research) wrote a blog titled 'What now for energy efficiency policy in UK homes?' for the CIED website. This blog was published on 2nd February 2018.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.cied.ac.uk/blog/energy-efficiency-policy/
 
Description Blog on the potential of autonomous vehicles 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Debbie Hopkins wrote a blog for the CIED website titled 'On the cusp of a driverless transition?'. This blog was published on 31st January 2018.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.cied.ac.uk/blog/driverless-transition/
 
Description Blog: Kivimaa, P. (2018). Reaching the tipping point: 1.5 degrees and the 10th Anniversary of the Climate Change Act. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Paula Kivimaa wrote a blog titled 'Reaching the tipping point: 1.5 degrees and the 10th Anniversary of the Climate Change Act' which was posted on 19th October 2018.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.cied.ac.uk/blog/anniversary-climate-change-act
 
Description CIED Summer School 2017 on Accelerating Innovation to Reduce Energy Demand 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact CIED organised a Summer School for Phd students and early career researchers on 'Accelerating Innovation to Reduce Energy Demand'. The Summer School took place at the University of Sussex on 10-12 July 2017 and hosted 27 participants from a variety of countries and backgrounds. Presenters included CIED faculty (Frank Geels, Paula Kivimaa, Karoline Rogge) as well as invited speakers from the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), Friends of the Earth and a local Brighton organisation Sustainable Business Partnership CIC. Alongside lectures the summer school also featured interactive sessions and skills sessions on how to achieve impact in academia.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.cied.ac.uk/event/cied-summer-school-2017/
 
Description CIED hosted the BEIS social research team's away day at Sussex University 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact CIED hosted 17 researchers from the BEIS social research team for their annual away day. CIED and BEIS researchers shared information about their respective areas of research including presenting key findings and discussing future areas of research. Following the day two further in depth meetings were held, one on ESCOs (8th December 2017) and another is planned on heat. Participants also agree to hold further discussions around the development of UK CRED theme 'Digital society'.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description CIED official launch event, Portcullis House 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact CIED was officially launched at a joint event with the All Party Parliamentary Climate Change Group at Portcullis House, London on 12th June 2014. Approximately 80 energy experts attended. The panel discussion on 'Can the UK achieve an energy efficiency revolution' was chaired by Dr Alan Whitehead MP and included Clive Maxwell (DG Households and Consumers, DECC), senior representatives from Forum for the Future and the Energy Saving Trust and two of the CIED Directors. The event concluded with a networking session at which many new connections were made.

CIED was invited by DECC to give a seminar on the 'socio-technical perspective on managing energy demand' and by Ofgem to explore opportunities for research collaboration by way of a research workshop.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.cied.ac.uk/engagement/seminars
 
Description CIED policy workshops on delivering heat networks 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact As part of the engagement for the project 'Learning about Diffusion of low energy heat networks from other countries' CIED organised two policy focused workshops: 'supporting diffusion of heat networks in the UK' London (11th February, House of Commons) and Glasgow (19th February, Lighthouse) , The London workshop was held in collaboration with the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology. Prior to the workshops a short, accessible policy briefing drawing out the key findings and policy implications from the research was sent to registered participants.

Approximate 30 delegates attended each workshop and included key stakeholders and policymakers including: Scottish Government, DECC, Committee on Climate Change, Carbon Trust, Association for the Conservation of Energy, UK Decentralised Energy Association, Heat Trust, Association of Decentralised Energy housing associations, WWF, ETI, EST, Star Energy and other academics working in the field, including other EUED centres. There was a great deal of engagement on the findings presented and DECC congratulated and thanked CIED for the contribution to policy analysis and explained that the workshop was timely as the department is still analysing policy options in this area. The events have positioned CIED well for further expert engagement.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description CIED researcher participation in Sussex Science Learning Partnership 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact On 20th March 2015, Dr Florian Kern participated in a Research Council event focused on energy and aimed at school teachers. The aim was to look beyond the technologies and consider the low energy transitions from a social science perspective. In his presentation, Dr Kern covered issues of energy demand as well as energy supply that are closely linked to some of the work done by CIED. The event is part of the Sussex Science Learning Partnership, and focuses on delivering "quality science CPD by Science teachers for Science teachers".
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description CIED researchers co-organised and attended a round table discussion on Warm Homes for All at ACE, London. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Roundtable discussion on Warm Homes for All report at ACE in London on 25 June, run in conjunction with CIED (led by Donal Brown from CIED and Joanne Wade of ACE). Noam Bergman also attended.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Debbie Hopkins invited to speak at The Future Transport System Workshop, Norway. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Dr Debbie Hopkins was invited to speak at The Future Transport System Workshop on 2nd March 2018. This formed part of the activities for the Energy Transition Week in Trondheim, Norway. This led to request for future participation and involvement as well as requests for further information.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Dr Florian Kern presented paper at International Conference on Energy Research and Social Science 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Dr Florian Kern presented 'The pace of governed energy transitions: agency, international dynamics and global policy accelerating decarbonisation processes?' paper at International Conference on Energy Research and Social Science. This conference took place on the 2-5 April 2018, Sitges, Spain.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Dr Mari Martiskainen presented on household energy efficiency at St Paul's CoE Primary School, Brighton 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Dr Mari Martiskainen presented at Women and Science Day at St Paul's CoE Primary School, Brighton, on 16 March 2018. Dr Martiskainen gave two presentations on household energy efficiency to Year 3 and Year 4 pupils.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Dr Paula Kivimaa & Dr Mari Martiskainen wrote a blog for CIED on Driving innovation in low-energy buildings 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Dr Paula Kivimaa and Dr Mari Martiskainen wrote a blog for CIED titled 'Driving innovation in low-energy buildings: key lessons from experience in the UK and Europe'. The blog was published on the CIED blog on September 7th 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.cied.ac.uk/blog/low-energy-buildings-uk-europe/
 
Description Dr Paula Kivimaa invited to talk at workshop on energy industry contractions 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Dr Paula Kivimaa invited to talk by Jessica Jewell at workshop on energy industry contractions. This workshop took place on 22-23rd March in Bergen, Norway.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Dr Paula Kivimaa spoke at BEIS culture and diversity seminar on Finnish Energy and Climate Policy 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dr Paula Kivimaa gave a talk at BEIS culture and diversity seminar on Finnish Energy and Climate policy, showing Finnish/UK comparative work on building energy efficiency mixes. This seminar took place on 27 April 2018. Attendees included teams from, Heat and Business Energy, Energy Strategy, Networks and Markets, Clean Electricity, International Climate Change and Nuclear.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2006,2018
 
Description Energy efficiency: the sweet spot for an economic stimulus after Brexit - a blog by Jan Rosenow for the Sussex Energy Group 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Jan Rosenow wrote a blog for the Sussex Energy Group on 'Energy efficiency: the sweet spot for an economic stimulus after Brexit', published on 21 November.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://blogs.sussex.ac.uk/sussexenergygroup/2016/11/21/energy-efficiency-the-sweet-spot-for-an-econo...
 
Description Engagement workshop on policy mixes with Green Alliance 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact On February 26th, as part of CIED's 'travelling seminar series' connecting it's research to key stakeholder organisations, Dr Florian Kern and Centre Manager Sarah Schepers visited Green Alliance, a charity and independent think tank focused on ambitious leadership for the environment. The organisation is a member of the Centre on Innovation and Energy Demand's Advisory Group playing a very valuable role advising on the policy relevance of the Centre's research. Florian gave a seminar on 'Policy mixes and the transition towards a low carbon economy' where he outlined some of the conceptual thinking around sustainability transitions and policy mixes, often including various policy goals, instruments and strategies. It has long been acknowledged within 'innovation studies' that the stimulation of innovation involves different types of policy instruments, but how such instruments interact and form policy mixes has only recently become of interest. He argued that transitions imply not only the development of disruptive innovations but also of policies aiming for systemic change. Ideally policy mixes for transitions might include elements of 'creative destruction', aiding low energy innovations to gain ground while destabilising existing, unsustainable, socio-technical energy systems. He then went on to apply this thinking to current UK policies to stimulate energy efficiency in buildings. This was followed by a very interesting discussion with the Green Alliance team about the applicability of this research to current energy policymaking , making some interesting observations on the research project which will help in later stages of the work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Equity and justice in the energy system - the case of fuel poverty in the UK - a blog by Mari Martiskainen for the Sussex Energy Group 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Mari Martiskainen wrote a blog on 'Equity and justice in the energy system - the case of fuel poverty in the UK' for the Sussex Energy Group. It was published on 14 November.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://blogs.sussex.ac.uk/sussexenergygroup/2016/11/14/equity-justice-fuel-poverty-uk/
 
Description Exergy Economics Workshop 2016 - a blog by Jack Miller for the Sussex Energy Group 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Jack Miller wrote a blog about the Exergy Economics workshop hosted by CIED for the Sussex Energy Group. The post was titled 'Exergy Economics Workshop 2016' and was published on 22 July 2016.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://blogs.sussex.ac.uk/sussexenergygroup/2016/07/22/exergy-economics-workshop-2016/
 
Description Florian Kern participated in a Research Council event focused on energy and aimed at school teachers 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact On 20th March 2015, Dr Florian Kern participated in a Research Council event focused on energy and aimed at school teachers. The aim was to look beyond the technologies and consider the low energy transitions from a social science perspective. In his presentation, Dr Kern covered issues of energy demand as well as energy supply that are closely linked to some of the work done by CIED. The event is part of the Sussex Science Learning Partnership, and focuses on delivering "quality science CPD by Science teachers for Science teachers".
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Florian Kern: Invited keynote talk at stakeholder/policy event , hosted by Austrian Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Florian Kern invited for a keynote talk at stakeholder/policy event hosted by Austrian Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology, 12 Oct 2017. This was a networking meeting of Austrian researchers involved in International Energy Agency projects.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Frank Geels attended private meeting on the role of incumbents in energy transitions at BP head office 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Frank Geels attended a private meeting on the role of incumbents in energy transitions at BP head office with Spencer Dale (Chief Economist), Paul Appleby (Head of Energy Economics) and Dominic Emery (Vice-President Group Strategic Planning), 26 January, 2018, London.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Frank Geels gave a keynote speech at international conference on Creativity and Fields, Berlin 28-29 June 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Frank Geels gave a keynote speech at the international conference on Creativity and Fields, Berlin 28-29 June, 2018, organized by the Technical University Berlin (Graduate School Innovation Society Today) and the Free University Berlin (Research Group Organized Creativity). Title talk: 'Theorising innovation in fields with sociology of technology, evolutionary economics and neo-institutional theory'
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Frank Geels gave a presentation at Breakthrough Institute expert conference 'Lessons from the shale gas revolution', San Francisco, 28-30 January 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Frank Geels gave a presentation on 'Energy technologies in a socio-technical perspective' at the 'Lessons from the shale gas revolution' expert conference organised by the Breakthrough Institute. The conference took place in San Francisco on 28-30 January 2015. Prof Geels also took part in the roundtable discussions that took place after the presentations.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://thebreakthrough.org/images/pdfs/Lessons_from_Shale_Transcript.pdf
 
Description Frank Geels gave a talk at Research, innovation and Science Experts (RISE) high-level expert meeting (17 March 2016) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Prof Frank Geels was invited to give a talk on 'System Innovation and EU R&I Policy' at the Research, innovation and Science Experts (RISE) [European Commission advisory group] high-level expert meeting on new concepts and measuring of research and innovation. The meeting took place in Brussels on 17 March 2016.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Frank Geels gave a talk at the Annual Seminar of the Scientific Committee of the European Environmental Agency (18 May 2016) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Prof Frank Geels was invited to give a talk at the Annual Seminar of the Scientific Committee of the European Environmental Agency on 'Transitions in socio-technical systems: Innovation and technology'. The event took place in Copenhagen on 18 May 2016.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Frank Geels gave keynote talk at expert workshop on 'Transition to a low carbon society', organised by Lund University, Sweden 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Frank Geels gave a keynote talk at expert workshop on 'Transition to a low carbon society', organised by Lund University, Sweden (title talk: 'Sociotechnical transitions for deep decarbonization') on 21 May, 2018. This workshop was organized to provide recommendations for the The 9th Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM9) and the 3rd Mission Innovation Ministerial (MI-3) in Malmö and Copenhagen on 22-24 May 2018.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Frank Geels presentation 'Understanding barriers to transition in the multi-level perspective (MLP)' presentation to KAPSARC workshop on 'Policy support for energy transitions: Where is public money best spent?' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Frank Geels presented at an expert workshop in London on 'policy support for energy transitions' organised by King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC). There was a very interesting discussion following the formal presentation. 12-13 May 2014

No notable impacts identified
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Frank Geels presented papers at 9th International Sustainability Transitions Conference, Manchester, UK 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Frank Geels presented papers at the 9th International Sustainability Transitions Conference, Manchester, UK on 12-14 June 2018.
Papers presented:
Mylan, J. Morris, C., Beech, E. and Geels, F.W. 'Rage Against the Regime: Niche-regime interactions in the societal embedding of plant-based milk'
Roberts, C. and Geels, F.W., Conditions for politically accelerated transitions: Historical institutionalism, the multi-level perspective, and two historical case studies in transport and agriculture
Geels, F.W. and Turnheim, B. (2018) The great reconfiguration: A comparative, socio-technical analysis of speeds and pathways in unfolding UK low-carbon transitions in electricity, mobility and agro-food systems, paper presented
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Frank Geels was a plenary panel speaker at 'Enabling the next industrial revolution: Systems innovation for green growth' OECD Green Growth and Sustainable Development Forum in Paris (14-15 December 2015) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Frank Geels was plenary panel speaker at 'Enabling the next industrial revolution: Systems innovation for green growth' OECD Green Growth and Sustainable Development Forum in Paris. His talk was on 'Incumbent firms in green growth and system innovation'.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.oecd.org/greengrowth/ggsd-2015.htm
 
Description Frank Geels webinar for Future Earth and ISSC 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Frank Geels gave a presentation as part of the webinar on "The IPCC's 1.5C Report: critical opportunities for social science to shape the future". The webinar was organised by Future Earth and the International Social Science Council and took place on 31 October 2016.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.worldsocialscience.org/2016/11/ipccs-1-5c-report-critical-opportunities-social-science-sh...
 
Description Fuel Poverty Research Network Meeting (Newcastle) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact 5 minute presentation on CIED Policy Brief on energy cafes
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Hosting two-day workshop on Makerspaces and sustainable development with the STEPS Centre 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact CIED co-hosted a workshop on 'How can makerspaces, fablabs and hackerspaces help cultivate sustainable developments?' with the STEPS Centre. The main organiser of the workshop was Professor Adrian Smith. The event took place over two days in October 2015. The first day was open to all and was made up of presentations from makers as well as academics working in this field. The second day was an invite-only workshop with makers and other practitioners as well as academics. It took place in the Machines Room in London. Prof Adrian Smith later produced a report based on the findings of the workshop and there were blogs published on the Sussex Energy Group blog and the STEPS Centre blog.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://steps-centre.org/wp-content/uploads/MC-report_final.pdf
 
Description Informing the new OECD System Innovation: Synthesis Report 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Contributing to the growing interest in research on sociotechnical transitions in the academic community, and the influence of these ideas upon wider stakeholder groups, Prof Frank Geels' work was instrumental in informing the new OECD System Innovation: Synthesis Report and is highly cited throughout. As an influential think tank, the OECD can help disseminate the socio-technical transition approach internationally. The System Innovation report has already greatly influenced the Horizon 2020 Expert Group for Green Growth and Jobs, and sociotechnical ideas are also reflected in the multiannual work programme of the European Environment Agency.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Intermediary actors in low energy transitions - a blog by Paula Kivimaa for the Sussex Energy Group blog 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Paula Kivimaa wrote a post for the Sussex Energy Group blog on 'Intermediary actors in low energy transitions'. It was published on 15 April 2016.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://blogs.sussex.ac.uk/sussexenergygroup/2016/04/15/intermediary-actors-in-low-energy-transitions...
 
Description Interview by a journalist from the 'Eco-Innovation Action Plan' at the European Commission. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact On 24th February 2015, Professor Frank Geels was interviewed by a journalist from the 'Eco-Innovation Action Plan' at the European Commission. The interview was published on the Commission's website under the title 'Overcoming resistance in the transition to sustainability.' This article has wide reach with a range of key audiences for CIED and helps to promote the socio-technical perspective on transitions to a sustainable and low energy future, the focus of CIED work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://ec.europa.eu/environment/ecoap/about-eco-innovation/experts-interviews/interview-geels_en.htm
 
Description Invitation by BEIS to discuss German Energiewende 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Karoline Rogge was invited by the Head of Energy Innovation Strategy at the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) to discuss with her team about German Energiewende. There were six leading BEIS energy innovation/policy experts present, 1 hour conversation, with a couple of follow-up e-mails with three of them. Dr Rogge also distributed the new CIED policy brief on phase-out policies.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Invited as expert to The Guardian live chat on driverless vehicles 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Tim Schwanen was invited as an expert to a live chat on driverless vehicles by The Guardian. It took place on 20 June 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/live/2017/jun/13/future-driverless-autonomous-vehic...
 
Description Invited to speak at Government Office of Science and UKERC event 'Carbon Dioxide emissions reduction in the UK building sector: Why so slow and how to make it faster through R&D and innovation' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Paula Kivimaa was invited to speak at Government Office of Science and UKERC event 'Carbon Dioxide emissions reduction in the UK building sector: Why so slow and how to make it faster through R&D and innovation'. Attendees included Jim Watson (UKERC), Sir Peter Bonfield, two people from BEIS, three people from Government Office for Science, and speakers from ACE, National Energy Foundation, Innovate UK, and selected universities. Dr Kivimaa presented insights from the Brighton case studies of the LEHII project and more generally participated in the discussions. Based on the presentations and discussion, a report will be produced that will be distributed to BEIS.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Jan Rosenow as Project Advisor in 'Energy Policy Effectiveness Fellowship: First Evidence Review' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Jan Rosenow Participated as Project Advisor in the event "Energy Policy Effectiveness Fellowship: First Evidence Review" by ClimateXChange and University of Edinburgh. Attendees included several people from the Scottish Government.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Jan Rosenow invited to speak at Westminster Sustainable Business Forum roundtable 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Jan Rosenow was invited to speak at the 'Are we Warmer & Greener yet? The state of UK domestic energy efficiency policy' Westminster Sustainable Business Forum roundtable follow up event. This event took place at the Houses of Parliament London, 30 November 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2008,2017
 
Description Jan Rosenow quoted in the Sunday Times, 2 October 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Jan Rosenow was interviewed and quoted by the Sunday Times in an article about the impact that Brexit might have on energy efficiency standards in new homes in the UK ("Control Issues", The Sunday Times, 2 October 2016)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/control-issues-0vtw75kfz
 
Description Janet Stephenson wrote a blog for CIED on the popularity of solar PV in New Zealand 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Dr Janet Stephenson, who was a visiting fellow at CIED between June and July 2017, wrote a blog about the popularity of solar PV titled 'PV or not PV - the question for New Zealand'. The blog was published on the CIED blog on June 21st.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.cied.ac.uk/blog/pv-not-pv-question-new-zealand/
 
Description Karoline Rogge Invited to give talk at the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) internal seminar 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Dr Karoline Rogge gave invited seminar talk at BEIS on January 31, 2017 entitled "German energy policy & the Energiewende". After the talk Dr Rogge received invitation from head of BEIS energy innovation strategy to return to BEIS for more in depth discussions on policy mix and energy innovation. This will take place on March 16.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Karoline Rogge invited to comment review in a panel discussion at the EU Parliament 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Karoline Rogge was invited to comment review in a panel discussion at the EU Parliament on 20 June 2018.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://lifesideproject.eu/event/public-debate-the-european-parliament/?instance_id=18
 
Description Key Speaker at fuel poverty event in Westminster 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Dr Mari Martiskainen was one of the key speakers at 'Warmer, Healthier and Fairer: Tackling Fuel Poverty' event organised by Public Policy Exchange. Other key speakers at the event included MP Alan Whitehead, James Kerry, Senior Policy Advisor at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy as well as Paul Massara, member of the Committee on Fuel Poverty.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.publicpolicyexchange.co.uk/events/GK22-PPE
 
Description Keynote at the 'Sustainable Transport: Drivers for Change' event in Oxford, organised by Low Carbon Oxford 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact On 20th May 2015, Dr Tim Schwanen was the keynote speaker at the 'Sustainable Transport: Drivers for Change' event in Oxford, organised by Low Carbon Oxford. The event was targeted at representatives from businesses and other organisations in and around Oxford, and saw about 30 people attending. This was an opportunity for Tim, as project leader of CIED work on Low Energy Transport to make connections with local stakeholders and share some of the insights from the research and particularly the case study on Oxford
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Keynote seminar at Westminster Energy, Environment & Transport Forum 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Jan Rosenow spoke at an event on 'The outlook for efficiency standards: lessons learnt from the carbon plan and options for policy' organised by the Westminster Energy, Environment & Transport Forum. His keynote Seminar was on 'Opportunities and priorities for energy efficiency'. The event took place in London on 21 March 2016.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.westminsterforumprojects.co.uk/forums/agenda/domestic-energy-efficiency-2017-agenda.pdf
 
Description Keynote speaker at the "Our Common Future Under Climate Change" conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact A priority objective of CIED has been to raise the profile of the 'sociotechnical perspective' on innovation and energy demand and to emphasise the importance of radical innovations and systemic change. These ideas were presented in a keynote 'System innovations and socio-technical transitions' by CIED Director Prof. Frank Geels at a major UNFCCC conference : Our Common Future Under Climate Change held at UNESCO head office in Paris. This is just one of several engagements at the conceptual level that make up CIEDs pathways to impact in this important area - see additional entries and including work with OECD
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Limits to growth or opportunities for prosperity? - blog by Jack Miller for the Sussex Energy Group 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Jack Miller wrote a blog for the Sussex Energy Group after attending the All Party Parliamentary Group on Limits to Growth. The blog was titled 'Limits to growth or opportunities for prosperity?' and was published on 26 April 2016.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://blogs.sussex.ac.uk/sussexenergygroup/2016/04/26/limits-growth-opportunities-prosperity/
 
Description Lucy Baker presented at the IEA workshop on 'The Role of State-owned Enterprises in the Low-Carbon Energy Transition' (26 September 2016) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Lucy Baker gave a talk on 'Governing electricity: from monopoly to market? The case of South Africa' at the International Energy Agency workshop on 'The Role of State-owned Enterprises in the Low-Carbon Energy Transition'. The event was attended by international development finance institutions, climate change negotiators, members of government and energy companies including from China, Norway, France, India and Mexico.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.iea.org/media/workshops/2016/soe/LucyBaker.pdf
 
Description Lucy Baker spoke at panel discussion at the 'Africa-Europe Dialogue Symposium on Innovation for Sustainable Development' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Lucy Baker spoke in a panel discussion 'Critical challenges of Innovation for Sustainability in an African context' at the 'Africa-Europe Dialogue Symposium on Innovation for Sustainable Development' 29 November - 1 December 2017, Pertoria, South Africa
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Lunch and Learn talk organised by Care Without Carbon and given by Mari Martiskainen 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Mari Martiskainen was invited to give a talk about fuel poverty and energy cafes at a lunch& learn session organised by Care Without Carbon in the Brighton General Hospital on June 14th. Two of the attendees of the meeting (Brighton and Hove Energy Service Co-op and a representative from local schools) are planning to discuss the possibility of extending the idea of energy advice drop-in centres to hospitals and schools in the Brighton and Hove area, as recommended by Mari Martiskainen's research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.carewithoutcarbon.org/fuel-poverty-lunch-learn-film/
 
Description Manchester policy event: The Challenges of Reducing Household Energy Use 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 'On the Home Front: The Challenges of Reducing Household Energy Use' was a three-part event organised jointly by Sustainable Consumption Institute, Manchester and CIED as part of Manchester Policy Week in November 2015. The afternoon of discussions started with a workshop facilitated by Dr Victoria Johnson from CIED. It allowed participants to explore the issue of household energy demand reduction from a range of perspectives. The workshop was followed by an Energy Networking Reception, an informal networking opportunity for students and staff of Manchester University as well as energy practitioners. The evening was rounded off with a BBC Question Time-style debate featuring CIED researcher Mari Martiskainen, Manchester-based architect Marianne Heaslip, Councillor Kate Chappell and CEO of Good Energy Juliet Davenport. The panel debated how the social sciences can help us understand and contribute to effective energy consumption reduction policies.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Mari Martiskainen Fuel Poverty Research Network Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Mari Martiskainen participated in the Fuel Poverty Research Network meeting in Newcastle where she presented CIED's Policy Brief on energy cafes.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Mari Martiskainen gave a presentation at 'Community Solutions to Fuel Poverty' workshop organised by Energise Sussex Coast 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Mari Martiskainen presented her research on fuel poverty at a workshop organised by Energise Sussex Coast on 13 May 2016. It was attended, among others, by Rt Hon Amber Rudd, who was then the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Mari Martiskainen invited to take part in a roundtable discussion organised by ACE 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Mari Martiskainen was invited to take part in a roundtable discussion organised by ACE (Association for Conservation of Energy) on retrofits. A report based on the outcomes of the roundtable will follow in 2018.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Mari Martiskainen presented her work on Energy Cafes to Mexican policymakers 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Mari Martiskainen gave a presentation about her CIED research on Energy Cafes to policymakers in Mexico. This was part of the Transformative Innovation Policy Consortium collaborative event with the Mexican National Council of Science and Technology on 8-10 January 2018.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Mari Martiskainen presented on household energy efficiency to pupils at St Paul's CoE Primary School, Brighton 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Mari Martiskainen gave a presentation on household energy efficiency to Year 3 and Year 4 pupils at St Paul's CoE Primary School, Brighton on 16.03.2018. This was a part of their Women and Science Day.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Mari Martiskainen was invited to take part in a round table organised by the association for the conservation of energy 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Mari Martiskainen was invited to take part in a round table (More and Better: integrating high quality energy retrofit into home refurbishment) organised by the Association for the Conservation of Energy (ACE) on 23rd November 2017. The discussion will be used as the basis for a report and a submission to a government consultation. Participants included civil servants, industry trade associations and NGOs (among others).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Martiskainen, M. (2015) 'Co-operation as a tool to promote innovation and energy efficiency in the electricity sector', ANEEL (Brazilian Energy Regulator), Brazil, August 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Mari Martiskainen was Invited by British Embassy in Brazil to present at Citenel, Seenel conference on "Innovation and Energy Efficiency", Bahia, Brazil, 18.08.2015.

Feedback from the event: "International cooperation and experiences was the chosen theme of the 8th Innovation and Energy Efficiency Seminar hosted by the Brazilian Power Regulatory Agency (ANEEL) in Bahia. The British Embassy had the honour of bringing Dr Mari Martiskainen from the University of Sussex to present the UK experience on consumer behaviour. For Brazil, this debate is still incipient but an important step to be taken to ensure effective energy efficiency measures. Dr Martiskainen's research was highly complimented by senior-level representatives of the Brazilian energy sector (utilities, academia and government) which have begun to intensify debates to improve regulation for a wider participation of end consumers in the energy scenario." Tatiana Coutinho, Prosperity Fund Project Manager, Energy & Education, British Embassy Brasilia
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Media briefing: The remaining potential for energy efficiency in UK housing 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Media briefing: The remaining potential for energy efficiency in UK housing. Science Media Centre and UKERC news briefing. Science Media Centre. London, 05 September 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Noam Bergman presenting work at ESRC Seminar Series 2016-2017: Green Innovation: Making it Work 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Noam Bergman presented his research on mobility at the ESRC Green Innovations seminar series at Nottingham Trent University on 25th November 2016. The presentation was titled 'Futures of Personal Mobility: A Tale of Two Innovations'. The seminar was attended by academics as well as by industry representatives, such as Toyota, NGOs and people representing local authorities,
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www4.ntu.ac.uk/apps/events/22/home.aspx/event/189961/default/esrc_seminar_series_2016-2017_g...
 
Description Oxford OLEV Fund partnership 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Dr Tim Schwanen attended several meetings in the context of the 'Oxford OLEV Fund Steering Group Meeting' - this comprises staff members from BMW, Oxford City Council, Oxfordshire County Council, Energy Savings Trust and University of Oxford/CIED (TS). This group put forward a joint bid for three Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) programmes.

The Oxford bid to the Go Ultra Low Scheme by the Office of Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) has been partially successful. Oxford was not selected as one of the five winning cities but was one of the 'runner-up' cities. This means that OLEV will fund a large pilot with on-street charging technologies that will run in 2016-18. For more information on the results see: https://www.goultralow.com/go-ultra-low-cities-an-extra-5m-boost-to-electric-cars/.
Oxford City Council & Oxfordshire County Council have been awarded £816,000 to run this project. Unfortunately, only 2% - approx. £16,000 - is available for revenue funding, which leaves no funding for the monitoring and evaluation that was going to be carried out by CIED and TSU. An additional bid to fund these activities has therefore been made the Oxfordshire Local Economic Partnership. £77,500 has been requested in a first round proposal, the result of which can be expected later in March. Other ways to fund the monitoring and evaluation components are also currently explored by the City & County Councils in conjunction with Tim Schwanen.
CIED and TSU were partners in the original consortium, which also featured BMW, the Energy Savings Trust, Oxford City Council and Oxfordshire County Council. Of these partners at least CIED/TSU, the councils and BMW will be involved in the demonstration project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Panel discussion at Green LibDem Conference in Brighton 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Mari Martiskainen and Jan Rosenow were part of a panel discussion at the Green LibDem Conference. The other panel members were Baroness Parminter (LibDem Spokesperson for Environment and Rural Affairs) and Sir Graham Watson (former LibDem MEP). The title of the event was 'How should we protect the environment outside the EU?'. CIED researchers addressed the topics of energy efficiency and fuel poverty.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://greenlibdems.org.uk/en/event/detail/2016-09-17/gld-fringe-how-should-we-protect-the-environme...
 
Description Participating in Roundtable on Energy Productivity, chaired by Nick Hurd MP 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Steve Sorrell and Tim Foxon participated in a roundtable on Energy Productivity, chaired by Nick Hurd MP (Energy Minister) at BEIS on Tuesday, March 21st. The workshop was intended to inform development of the UK Industrial Strategy. A follow-up workshop is planned for June 30th on Energy Return on Investment.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Participation in BIS workshop on UK Innovation Survey user group 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Karoline Rogge participated in BIS workshop on UK Innovation Survey on 12 July 2016.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Participation in National Audit Office study 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Dr Jan Rosenow was invited by the National Audit Office to be interviewed for their study on the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) and the Green Deal. The National Audit Office audits and scrutinises central government spending on behalf of Parliament. In this study, they are seeking to explore the issues arising for government from ECO and the Green Deal, and identify lessons for the implementation of future energy efficiency policy. The NAO were aware of Jan's published work on these schemes and on energy efficiency policy more generally and wanted to interview him to obtain an expert perspective on the policies. In particular, we would be interested in discussing.
Jan spoke with 4 people over a two hour period, including the Chief Economist. He focused on 1)the context of the schemes in terms of wider government energy policy, international comparisons, etc.
2) the government's objectives for the schemes, alternative options, the costs of implementing them, and their achievements so far
3) the government's process of evidence-gathering, designing the schemes and consulting on them, and making changes to them over time
4) views on what future policies ought to look like and how they might be informed by lessons learned from Green Deal and ECO.
Following the interview Jan was invited to be on the NAO expert panel to review the evaluation of government household energy efficiency programmes.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Paula Kivimaa co-wrote a blog on 'Beyond experiments: Understanding how climate governance innovations become embedded' for INOGOV 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Paula Kivimaa wrote a blog for INOGOV together with Bruno Turnheim and Frans Berkhout on 'Beyond experiments: Understanding how climate governance innovations become embedded'.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.inogov.eu/blog-beyond-experiments-understanding-how-climate-governance-innovations-becom...
 
Description Paula Kivimaa invited Keynote Speaker to OECD Working Party on Innovation and Technology Policy meeting, 21 June 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Paula Kivimaa invited Keynote speaker at OECD Working party on Innovation and technology policy meeting, 21.6.2015, Presentation title: 'Creative destruction or mere niche support? Innovation policy mixes for sustainability transitions'
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.innovationpolicyplatform.org/system/files/DSTI-STP-TIP-A%282016%291-ENG.pdf
 
Description Paula Kivimaa presented on a panel in Energy UK conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Paula Kivimaa was a panelist discussant at the Energy Uk Conference on 16th October 2018. The discussion was titled '10th Anniversary of the Climate Change Act - celebrating success and preparing for the future'. Approx 200 people were in attendance.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.energy-uk.org.uk/events/category/annual-conference.html
 
Description Paula Kivimaa wrote an article for a Finnish magazine on 'Learning from the inefficiency of Britain's buildings' (Original title: Oppia Britannian rakennusten energiatehottomuudesta?) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact After presenting work at the World Building Congress, Paula Kivimaa was asked to write a guest column for a Finnish magazine for building sector professionals.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Piece in the local press about climate change by Lee Stapleton 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Lee Stapleton was asked to write a review for The Argus, the main local paper in Brighton and Hove, based on the following as a starting point: AFTER Storm Imogen is it not time more people faced up to the reality that man made climate change is causing huge changes to weather patterns which are affecting us. The piece was published on 14 February 2016 and was later republished on the Sussex Energy Group blog.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015,2016
URL http://blogs.sussex.ac.uk/sussexenergygroup/2016/02/16/storm-imogen-reminds-us-there-are-winners-and...
 
Description Policy mixes for Innovation, policy dialogue session at the SPRU 50th anniversary conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Karoline Rogge and Florian Kern co-organised a policy dialogue session "Policy mixes for Innovation" at the SPRU 50th anniversary conference (7th September 2016), which featured Karoline and two other academics but also two policy makers (one from the European Commission and one from the OECD); the aim was to position CIED/SPRU as the hotbed of thinking about policy mixes. One conference participant said this was the best session they had attended and the room was packed.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Presentation at workshop hosted by the Department of Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Tim Foxon gave a talk at the workshop hosted by BEIS and organised by CIED and CIE-MAP on the implications of Energy Return on Investment (EROI) for energy policy. His talk was titled 'Energy and Economic Growth' and the event took place on 30 June 2017 in London.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Presentation: Contesting New Coal 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation on energy transitions and energy justice. CONTESTING NEW COAL: INDIA, GERMANY, AUSTRALIA, IASS Potsdam, Germany.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Presenting to the Horizon 2020 Advisory Group on Energy (European Commission) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Benjamin Sovacool gave a talk with Brigitte Bach and Emile Elewault to the Horizon 2020 Advisory Group on Energy about 'Transformational Research in Cities and Urban Living Labs' in Brussels, Belgium, May 4, 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Press release on EU 2030 energy efficiency targets 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact CIED played a key role in organising and writing a press release from the EUED Directors, in response to the Energy Efficiency Communication from the European Commission. The press release argued that the target should be more ambitious and legally binding.

The most notable impact was the request for further, more in depth media articles to be written by the authors of the press release. Steve Sorrell subsequently co-authored - a blog in 'The Conversation' and an article for The Parliament Magazine, both of which argued the need for ambitious targets for reducing energy demand. The blog led to a follow up request from Energy World to contribute an article to their November 2014 supplement on energy efficiency. The article, 'Research on energy efficiency revolution', was authored by Steve Sorrell and showcased the work of all the EUED Centres.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Prof Benjamin Sovacool presented to the European Forum for Studies of Policies for Research and Innovation (EU-SPRI) Annual Convention 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Prof Benjamin Sovacool gave a presentation to the European Forum for Studies of Policies for Research and Innovation (EU-SPRI) Annual Convention "Governance and relevance: Towards a new generation of research and innovation policies," Paris, France, June 6-8, 2018. He presented "Conspicuous Diffusion: Theorizing How Status Drives Innovation in Electric Mobility" with Lance Noel, Johannes Kester and Gerardo Zarazua de Rubens.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Prof Frank Geels invited to talk at international expert workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Prof Frank Geels was invited talk at international expert workshop on 'Exponential Climate Action for Cities (X-CAC), organized by Future Earth, Stockholm. The workshop took place on 12-13 April 2018 and was titled 'Deliberate acceleration of socio-technical transitions'.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Providing evidence to the All Party Parliamentary Group for the Private Rented Sector 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Following a policy briefing 'After the Green Deal' jointly published with the Think Tank ResPublica, Dr Jan Rosenow was invited to give oral evidence to the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for the Private Rented Sector inquiry into how to support energy efficiency improvements in private rented housing.
They considered:
• The impact of recent policy developments on energy efficiency improvements in the private rented sector
• What new policies could be developed to support the sector within the Government's overall ambitions for household energy efficiency and given its efforts to ensure value for taxpayers' money.

The event was attended by a limited number of people but did include a Member of the House of Lords and several Committee members. Jan also made good connections with fellow panellists Jenny Holland from the UK Association for the Conservation of Energy and Simon Gordon from the Residential Landlords Association and has agreed to remain in contact regarding CIED work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Request to write a piece for The Guardian on driverless cars 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Tim Schwanen was requested to write an article for The Guardian on driverless cars after he participated in a Guardian live chat on autonomous vehicles. The article was titled 'Peak car? Driverless technology may actually accelerate car ownership' and was published on 18 July 2018.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2017/jul/18/peak-car-driverless-technology-car-owne...
 
Description Researcher secondment to Department of Energy and Climate Change 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact CIED is funding the short-term placement of researchers in stakeholder organizations to facilitate knowledge exchange. The first of these was the 3-week placement of Colin Nolden in the Consumers and Households division of DECC in October 2014, focusing in particular upon energy service contracting. Colin was invited to comment on official policy documents, share expertise with policy teams and ended the secondment by delivering a seminar which engaged senior DECC policy makers in discussion and debate on Energy Service Contract Companies

Colin was asked to provide further comments and input into a number of key documents and advise the DECC Community Energy team. It is likely that there will be further secondments of CIED researchers to DECC as a result of this one.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Schwanen T. 'Reducing energy consumption in urban transport: ecologies of innovation in the UK' seminar at the DEMAND centre, Lancaster, 19 March 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Engagement between two EUED Centres (CIED and DEMAND)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Schwanen T. 'The The rhythmicity of everyday life in cities: implications for energy consumption', keynote speech at DEMAND Summer School, 'Peaks, Sites and Cycles', Lancaster, 14-16 July 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Tim Schwanen was invited to give a speech at the summer school.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.demand.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/SummerSch2015timetable_without_abstracts.pdf
 
Description Seminar and workshop with Cyclox, Oxford 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact On 14th May 2015, Dr Tim Schwanen organised a seminar/workshop with Cyclox, a cycling campaigning group in Oxford, to discuss findings from his research that was conducted on a high profile retrofit project in Oxford. The event was attended by appprox 40 people and received very positive feedback from both attendees and organisers of Cyclox, who considered the debate highly encouraging for everyone hoping to see Oxford become a beacon for bike use.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Seminar and workshop with Ofgem 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact On 24th March 2015 the Centre on Innovation and Energy Demand the Sussex Energy Group at SPRU hosted Dr Jeff Hardy, Head of Sustainable Energy Strategy (Now Head of Future Consumers) at Ofgem who focuses on non-traditional business models, future energy systems and sustainable development. In February 2015, Ofgem published a discussion paper on 'Non-traditional business models: Supporting transformative change in the energy market'. Jeff was invited to give a seminar on the discussion paper which was well attended by researchers, students and several representatives from local energy co-operatives including OVESCO, Community Energy South and Brighton Energy Co-op. This was followed by a roundtable discussion between Jeff Hardy and CIED researchers to go into more depth on some of the evidence around non traditional business models in the context of energy supply and reducing demand.
These discussions fed into an official response by CIED, along with other energy colleagues at University of Sussex, to Ofgem's discussion paper on 'Non-traditional business models: Supporting transformative change in the energy market
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Seminar at the Committee on Climate Change 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Frank Geels and Benjamin Sovacool gave a seminar at the Committee on Climate Change, London, 11 April, 2017. Professor Benjamin Sovacool's talk was on "Rethinking energy innovation and demand, transitions, and consumer engagement" and Professor Frank Geels' talk was on 'Socio-technical approach to low-carbon transitions: Insights from CIED and STRN'. Prof Geels had follow-up email conversation with David Joffe, in which they both expressed a willingness to interact in the future.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Seminar for Ofgem on 'The temporal dynamics of energy transitions' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Benjamin Sovacool gave a seminar to staff at Ofgem on 'The temporal dynamics of energy transitions' on 24 May 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Seminar for senior executives at BP on energy transitions 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact CIED organised a private seminar for senior BP executives to showcase the latest thinking in energy transitions. Three CIED researchers (Benjamin Sovacool, Frank Geels and Florian Kern) gave presentations and engaged in debate with other workshop participants. The seminar will inform BP's thinking and approach to its Energy Outlook publication.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Seminar on rebound effects at the Carbon Trust 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Steve Sorrell gave a seminar at The Carbon rust on 'Turning lights into flights: how rebound effects erode energy and carbon savings'. There was a lot of discussion and debate following the seminar

Following this seminar The Carbon Trust wrote a letter of support for a funding application to EPSRC from Herriott Watt and CIED to undertake further work on economy wide rebound effects
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Seminar to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Regional and Urban Planning programme at University College Dublin 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Tim Schwanen gave a talk at the seminar to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Regional and Urban Planning programme at University College Dublin on 'Smart urban mobility: how transformational?'. He also participated in a panel discussion about transport planning challenges in Dublin. The seminar took place on 9 February 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Smith A. (2015) 'Technology networks for socially useful production', presentation to Makers Assembly, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 24 October 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact The aim for the Assembly was to catalyse a critical and reflective conversation about making. Organisers wanted to hear a greater diversity of views, and develop a richer understanding of maker culture, the opportunities and challenges faced, and the role of making within a wider social, political, historical and environmental context.

The Assembly was organised as part of the Crafts Council's nationwide Make:Shift:Do programme.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://makerassembly.org/event/va-london-october-2015/
 
Description Smith A. Smith, A. (2015) 'Grassroots makerspaces', presentation to the ReMake Lewes symposium, Lewes, 19 October 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Adrian Smith gave a talk at the Lewes Remake / Remodel Exhibition and Symposium, an exhibition highlighting the latest in makersSpaces, Green Fab Labs, materials Re-Use Hubs and Cafe's, Redistributive manufacturing and the Circular Economy.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://makinglewes.org/2015/07/16/remake-remodel-exhibition-symposium/
 
Description Sovacool B.K. 'Politics, Technology and Contingency in the Nordic Energy Transition: Insights for the United Kingdom' Invited Presentation to the School of Engineering, University of Warwick, Coventry, United Kingdom, February 8, 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Benjamin was invited to give a presentation and to meet afterwards to explore opportunities to collaborate with EUED Centre I-Stute.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Steven Sorrell and Colin Nolden meet with Benjamin Walker and colleagues 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Steven Sorrell and Colin Nolden were invited by Benjamin Walker and colleagues at BEIS, to discuss their research on the role of ESCOs and ECAs in improving business energy efficiency, on 8th December 2017. This was in advance of a planned government consultation on this topic in 2018.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Steven Sorrell presented at the ECEEE workshop, 'Energy sufficiency: what are the messages for policy makers? 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Steven Sorrell attended and presented at the European Council for an Energy Efficient Economy workshop, 'Energy sufficiency: what are the messages for policy makers?' in Geneva on 1st February 2018. This event was part of ongoing ECEEE project on energy sufficiency.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Sussex Impact Day presentation by Mari Martiskainen 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Mari Martiskainen gave a talk on 'The Energy Cafe' at the Sussex Impact Day Spotlight session on 13 June 2017. The session was organised to highlight post-doc research across campus and was mainly attended by academics at Sussex.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.sussex.ac.uk/staff/research/researchstaff/spotlight/spotlightatsusseximpactday
 
Description Tackling fuel poverty - Whose responsibility is it? 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact As part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science, CIED researcher Mari Martiskainen organised a public debate in Brighton on the topic of fuel poverty. On the panel representing industry was Martin Aylward, from EDF Energy, and Tony Glover, from Energy Networks Association; Tracey Hill represented the Local Brighton and Hove Council, Jane Eyles from BHT Housing Services presented insights from a social housing provider, Ed Matthew from the Energy Bill Revolution gave a specific campaigner perspective, and the community energy sector was represented by Giovanna Speciale, Director at South East London Community Energy (SELCE). The chair was former BBC journalist Rob Broomby.

Before the debate there was a screening of a short film that presents the research of CIED-alligned Doctoral student Nicolette Fox on pro-sumers and solar power in Brighton. The film was part funded by CIED.

Dr Mari Martiskainen is a Research Fellow at the Centre on Innovation and Energy Demand and is also involved in a Fuel Bill Drop Shop project which investigates fuel poverty in the UK, and focuses on the 'energy shop' model as a way for community energy groups to help those living in fuel poverty.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://blogs.sussex.ac.uk/sussexenergygroup/2015/11/23/1103/
 
Description Tidal lagoon energy in Wales - a blog by Jack Miller for In Brief 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Jack Miller, who is currently doing a Fellowship at the National Assembly for Wales Research Service, wrote a blog about the report of an independent review of UK tidal lagoon energy that came out in January 2017. The blog was published on 10 February by In Brief, the blog of the National Assembly for Wales Research Service and was republished by the Sussex Energy Group blog on 14 February.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://assemblyinbrief.wordpress.com/2017/02/10/tidal-lagoon-energy-in-wales/
 
Description Tim Foxon book launch event at SPRU: 'Energy and Economic Growth: Why we need a new pathway to prosperity' 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Tim Foxon book launch event at SPRU for his book on 'Energy and Economic Growth: Why we need a new pathway to prosperity', 14th December 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Tim Foxon presented at 'The next energy revolution: Glorious or bumpy? Winners or losers?', organised by Promoting Economic Pluralism 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Tim Foxon presentation at 'The next energy revolution: Glorious or bumpy? Winners or losers?' event, organised by Promoting Economic Pluralism, London, 9 January 2018.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Tim Schawanen participated in two meetings with Oxford city council 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact As part of the Go Ultra Low Oxford activities, Tim Schawanen has participated in two meetings with Oxford city council staff to discuss the next stage of the roll out of public on-street charging installations for electric vehicles in Oxford.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017,2018
 
Description Tim Schwanen and Debbie Hopkins participated in the Test Drive the Future event, organised by Oxford City Council 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Dr Tim Schwanen, Dr Debbie Hopkins and other staff from the Transport Studies Unit at the University of Oxford participated in the Test Drive the Future event, organised by Oxford City Council to promote awareness and knowledge of electric vehicles among the city's inhabitants.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Tim Schwanen attended a dinner and roundtable about low carbon innovation at Trinity College Oxford 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Tim Schwanen attended a dinner and roundtable about low carbon innovation on 27th February at Trinity College Oxford that was organised by the UK's Foreign & Commonwealth Office and brought 5-10 investors in low carbon technology in transport and energy to the UK (not all of them attended the dinner). He exposed the participants to a different, social science perspective on the possible transition towards shared, automated and/or electric mobility, which helped them to appreciate the sociology, phenomenology and behavioural complexity of car use as well as some of the lesser known barriers to rapid diffusion of EVs, autonomous cars and mobility-as-a-service.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Tim Schwanen chaired two roundtables organised by MobOx 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Tim Schwanen chaired two roundtables organised by MobOx about Oxford's Zero Emission Zone (ZEZ) which will be rolled out in the city centre from 2020 onwards. These roundtables took place on 12 Dec 2017 and 19 Feb 2018 and brought together resp. 12 and 19 actors from the private sector, local government and the University of Oxford with an influential role in Oxford/Oxfordshire's eco-system of innovation and experimentation in mobility in the city/region. The meetings were organised under Chatham house rule and resulted in broader discussions about the challenges of innovation in low-energy/low-carbon/clean mobility in the city/region.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017,2018
 
Description Tim Schwanen gave a talk at the Franco-British Symposium on Intelligent Transport Systems on 'Innovation at the transport-IT interface: The role of state and city' (London, 4-5 October 2016) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Dr Tim Schwanen gave a talk at the Franco-British Symposium on Intelligent Transport Systems on 'Innovation at the transport-IT interface: The role of state and city'. The event took place in London on 4-5 October 2016.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description UCL workshop with the Grantham Research Institute to explore climate and energy policy issues under the new Conservative Government 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Senior Research Fellow, Jan Rosenow was invited by Paul Ekins of UCL to take part in this high profile workshops aimed at policy makers and influencer groups. Jan focused his contribution on the role of policies on energy efficiency for reducing UK's energy demand .?his was attended by about 40 people with some very high profile attendees and speakers (CEO of Climate Change Committee, Chief Economist from DECC, people from Treasury,buildings investors). Following Jan's contribution he received many requests from senior people for further engagement and discussion. This included: Matthew Bell (CEO of Climate Change Committee) about the evidence for energy efficiency programmes and George Day, Head of Economic Strategy from the Energy Technologies Institute who was impressed with CIED work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Urban Freight Futures: Innovation and Experimentation' workshop jointly organised by the Transport Studies Unit (TSU) and the Centre on Innovation and Energy Demand (CIED). 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Urban Freight Futures: Innovation and Experimentation' workshop on 10 May 2018, jointly organised by the Transport Studies Unit (TSU) and the Centre on Innovation and Energy Demand (CIED).

Dr Debbie Hopkins and Dr Tim Schwanen presented their latest research to stakeholders.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Visit by Energy and Climate Change Select Committee, POST and Parliamentary Library 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact CIED, along with host department the Science Policy Research Unit invited members of the Energy and Climate Change Select Committee and energy specialists from the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST) and the Parliamentary Library to visit researchers at SPRU and CIED. This was an excellent opportunity to engage with the Parliamentary scrutiny body most aligned to CIED work (particularly in advance of the selection of experts to provide oral evidence to forthcoming inquiries on energy efficiency to which CIED was later invited to participate). It was also an opportunity to share the wide range of energy expertise available within the research group and position CIED as experts in the field. Researchers also heard from the parliamentary visitors regarding how they use academic research in their briefings to politicians and scrutiny of Government policy. Formal presentations were followed by an afternoon of roundtable discussions on specific areas of the energy system including the importance of understanding the role of energy demand.
We have remained in close contact with all visitors and as well as being invited to give oral evidence to the ECC inquiry on Home Energy Efficiency (following submission of written evidence), CIED has most recently partnered with POST on an event relating to Heat Networks at the House of Commons.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Visit by Keith Taylor MEP to CIED 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Keith Taylor MEP met with CIED researchers to discuss the potential implications of a vote to leave the EU on energy efficiency. Keith Taylor was quoted as saying "I welcome Dr Rosenow analysis of the energy efficiency implications of leaving the EU and it was a pleasure to meet with members of the Sussex Energy Group and CIED to talk about their research more broadly.I welcome Dr Rosenow analysis of the energy efficiency implications of leaving the EU and it was a pleasure to meet with members of the Sussex Energy Group and CIED to talk about their research more broadly."The meeting was reported on Government World.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.government-world.com/leaving-eu-would-hurt-energy-efficiency-according-to-green-mep/
 
Description What would Brexit mean for UK energy efficiency policy? - a blog by Jan Rosenow for the Sussex Energy Group 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Jan Rosenow wrote a post for the Sussex Energy Group blog on 'What would Brexit mean for UK energy efficiency policy?'. It was published on 13 April 2016.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://blogs.sussex.ac.uk/sussexenergygroup/2016/04/13/what-would-brexit-mean-for-uk-energy-efficien...
 
Description seminar at Department of energy and climate change 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Frank Geels and Steve Sorrell gave a seminar to senior policy makers at DECC on 'the socio-technical perspective on energy demand' The subsequent discussion raised many questions and requests for further follow up meetings/workshops. It may also lead to further secondments of researchers within the EEDO at DECC.

A number of possible ways to collaborate further with DECC were discussed. As DECC are a key stakeholder in CIED's research this is considered to be a notable impact of the activity
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description workshop with Brighton and Hove City Council 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact On Thursday 28th May CIED convened a research workshop with key members of Brighton and Hove City Council as part of CIED's endeavours to ensure that its energy demand research relevant, accessible and policy focused. With a first round of research projects already underway CIED is starting to develop ideas for a second round of projects. The aim of this workshop was to discuss opportunities to match projects where possible to city priorities where there could be a mutual benefit and knowledge sharing potential. Opportunities explored were possible placement of researchers within the council for short secondments to facilitate knowledge exchange and sharing of research findings to support council policy development.

In attendance from Brighton and Hove City Council were a number of people working across all areas of sustainability including transport planning, City planning, housing and energy management.

Following a presentation given by Centre Director Steve Sorrell on the research focus and themes of CIED, Tim Schwanen, Co-Director presented an outline of the project Innovations in urban transport 'and shared some initial findings. A subsequent round table discussion on the project identified several opportunities for future collaboration on transport related issues as did a conversation on the project The diffusion of energy service contracting where there may be a possibility for a CIED researcher to undertake a short placement to further the research in this area.


The workshop concluded with several follow up opportunities identified and a commitment by CIED to organise more such workshops through the 'engagement hub' that bring local organisations interested in energy demand together.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014