Presentation27 November 2023

Energy Demand Research Centre Launch Event

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Energy Demand Research Centre Online Launch

Our launch event outlined plans for the Energy Demand Research Centre (EDRC) over the next 5 years and welcomed a keynote presentation from Bea Natzler from The Climate Change Committee, a Call to Action on Energy Demand and research summaries from our 5 Theme Leads. During our launch we addressed the unique opportunity to realise benefits from energy demand reductions in industry, businesses, transport and homes and explored the delivery of integrated technological and social change to rapidly reduce emissions, secure prosperity, reduce inequality and improve quality of life.


To learn more a recording of the event is available here.


Bea Natzler, The Climate Change Committee

Creating low energy demand futures

Professor John Barrett, University of Leeds


Needs impacts and implications of demand-side flexibility

Professor Jacopo Torriti, University of Reading


Place-based approaches and tools for energy demand reduction

Professor Greg Marsden, University of Leeds


Governing energy demand

Dr Kate Pangbourne, University of Leeds


Equitable net zero transition pathways

Professor Karen Turner, University of Strathclyde