SILCI was a research project running from 2016-2021 exploring low carbon consumer innovations and how they spread through processes of social influence.

Low carbon consumer innovations imply changes to how we produce and use energy, move around, eat, and integrate digital technologies into our daily lives in ways that help reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

You can read a synthesis of all SILCI’s findings here. We have also archived all our papers, reports, blogs, talks, and posts on this website. Have an explore!

Our Topics

Low-carbon innovations

Digital, smart, web-enabled, data-driven technologies are reshaping traditional energy-conversion infrastructure, hardware, and devices in multiple domains from cities and grids to buildings and transport.


Future mobility

Car-sharing, bike-sharing, e-bikes, and mobility-as-a-service (MaaS) business models all offer disruptive alternatives to private car ownership and use.


Future homes

Smart home technologies create new opportunities to manage energy demand from heating, hot water, lighting, and appliances.


Future food

New smartphone apps enable consumers to reduce food waste, shift to reduced meat diets, or connect with local food producers in convenient but effective ways.