Our research is collaborative, working with governments, public bodies, business and civil society, and is geared to co-development of knowledge and capacity building.

We advise Scottish and UK Governments on low carbon heat and energy efficiency strategies, as well as on aspects of climate change plans, fuel poverty, heat supply standards and customer protections.

We also work with leading edge local and regional governments, the Energy Systems Catapult Smart Systems and Heat team, the Sustainable Scotland Network, the UK Committee on Climate Change, the UK Energy Research Centre and the Centre for Research on Energy Demands Solutions.

Some of our recent activities

Visiting researchers

We have been forutunate in hosting the following visiting researchers:

Energy Revolution Research Consortium

We are members of the EnergyREV Consortium through our Local Energy Business and Financial Practices research. The EnergyREV Consortium is a component of the UK Industrial Strategy Challenge: Prospering from the Energy Revolution.

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Centre for Research on Energy Demand Solutions

We are members of CREDS through our Multi-level Governance and Energy Demand research. CREDS is a new research centre established in 2018 with a vision to make the UK a leader in understanding the changes in energy demand needed for the transition to a secure and affordable, low carbon energy system.

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UK Energy Research Centre

We are members of the UKERC research community through our Local Engagement in UK Energy Systems research. UKERC carries out world-class, interdisciplinary research into sustainable future energy systems.

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Ruth Bush and Faye Wade are ClimateXChange postdoctoral fellows evaluating the pilot phase of the Energy Efficient Scotland Programme. ClimateXChange is Scotland's centre of expertise on climate change.

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Centre on Innovation and Energy Demand

We are members of the CIED through our Reframing Energy Demand: Innovation for Sustainable Heat research. CIED sits at the forefront of research on the transition to a low carbon economy.

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Energy Technologies Institute

We have worked with the Energy Tehnologies Institute since 2013, initially during a pilot and subsequently in our Local Engagement in UK Energy Systems research.

Energy Systems Catapult

Within the Catapulte we work with the Commercial Insights team and the Smart Systems and Heat team. The Energy Systems Catapult is a leading technology and innovation centre.

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Energy Saving Trust Scotland

Energy Saving Trust Scotland are a partner in the evaluation of Scotland’s Energy Efficiency Pilot Programme.

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UK Government Department for Business Energy & Industrial Strategy

We work with the Heat Network Delivery Unit and Investment Project in BEIS in a variety of ways. Jan Webb is currently on the BEIS Steering Group on Heat Networks and Consumer Protection Research.

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Scottish Government Energy & Climate Change Directorate

Working with the heat and energy efficiency teams in Scottish Government since 2010, and as members of working groups and expert commissions for Scottish energy and heat policy and the 2017 associated consultations.

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