The UK can more than halve its energy demand by 2050 and improve quality of life
First-of-its-kind research from CREDS shows that it will be difficult and expensive to meet the UK’s net-zero target without serious measures to reduce demand for energy.
CREDS is responding to the need for new knowledge as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, in particular the effect on energy use in homes and on travel, and the contribution of energy demand research in the economic recovery. We’re using smart meter data and surveys to assess energy use in homes before, during and after COVID. For travel, an extensive quantitative survey looks at how travel behaviour and patterns have changed. We aim to influence the economic recovery package by asking policy decision-makers what energy demand information they require, and will apply our collective existing knowledge and new evidence to suggest policy solutions to move the UK in the direction of an equitable transition to net zero.