A number of cities in the UK are developing services to attract people towards using public transport. Important research by Steve Stradling found that people fear the uncertainty of using public transport, feel vulnerable and resist the mental effort required to plan and execute journeys. In contrast driving a car offers control and autonomy as well as an opportunity for the driver to express individuality.
New research by Charlie Wilson with colleagues from IIASA in Vienna is finding that small-scale energy technologies offer a wide range of potential benefits to users, and to the energy system as a whole. Charlie gave a talk summarising the findings so far during a visit to the Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU) at the […]
How can data be used to make cities work better for the people who live in them? This is the key question addressed by the World Economic Forum in their recent ‘Data Driven Cities – 20 stories of innovation’ white paper. The 20 selected case studies from around the world span the broad themes of […]
Charlie Wilson gave a talk on disruptive low carbon innovation at the biennial Summer Study of the European Council for an Energy Efficient Economy. The talk was based on a longer conference paper examining the relevance of Christensen’s ideas on disruptive innovation for sustainable energy. The full paper is available here; slides from the talk […]
Charlie Wilson gave a talk on disruptive low carbon innovations as part of an ESRC Seminar Series on Green Innovation, hosted at the Open University in Milton Keynes. A copy of the slides from the talk are available here: Wilson_dLCIs_ESRC_Jan2017