Centre on Innovation and Energy Demand (CIED)

This five-year research centre, funded by ESRC/EPSRC, aims to develop an interdisciplinary understanding of the emergence, diffusion and impact of low-energy innovations.

These innovations include new technologies, organisational arrangements or modes of behaviour that are expected to improve energy efficiency and/or reduce energy demand.

Our aims

Research Centre on Innovation and Energy Demand (CIED) logo.

The centre uses the multi-level perspective as a conceptual background, but also mobilises insights from:

  • consumption studies
  • economics
  • human geography.

Research addresses low-energy innovations in housing, transport and energy.

Project team

Find out more

  • Geels, F. (2014), ‘A critical appraisal of sustainable consumption and production research’, International Conference on Sustainability Transitions, Utrecht, Netherlands, 27-29 August
  • Geels, F. (2014), Co-organiser of international expert workshop (30 participants) on Incumbent-Challenger Interactions in Energy Transitions, Stuttgart, 22-23 September
  • Geels, F. (2014), ‘Regime resistance against low-carbon energy transitions’, International Conference on Sustainability Transitions, Utrecht, Netherlands, 27-29 August
  • Geels, F. (2014), ‘Technological reorientation for sustainability: A dialectic industry-in-context perspective’, Presentation at International Innovation 4 Sustainability Network, Manchester, UK, 7 May
  • Geels, F. (2014), ‘Transitions thinking and the MLP: Deepening, broadening and scaling up’, Lecture at Climate-KIC Summer school, Frankfurt, Germany, 2 September
  • Geels, F. (2014), ‘Understanding the dynamics of transitions: The multi-level perspective and reflections’, Presentation for the Institute for Research and Innovation in Society Summer School, Florence, 25-26 September
  • The diffusion of low-energy systems: lessons from a comparative analysis of the UK and other countries