Valuing energy, energy services and energy efficiency are important steps in numerous energy related decisions, but the tools and methods used in calculating value vary across actors and contexts. What does this mean for the achievement of policy goals in heat and energy efficiency?
We use a variety of research methods to understand approaches to valuing energy, including comparing techniques used in different countries, following the evolution of techniques over time, and examining controversies over the 'right' way to assign value. Understanding the social and material contingencies in the construction of value sheds light on how different actors make different decisions.
A multi-criteria evaluation of 25 low carbon heat and energy efficiency projects led by local authorities across Scotland.
How are the ‘problems’ of sustainable heat and energy efficiency understood in different countries and different cities, and how can they be solved?