SILCI PhD Thesis! Laurie Kerr’s work on peer-to-peer carsharing and ridesharing

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Congratulations to Laurie Kerr whose PhD thesis is now published and available here. Laurie’s PhD research compared adopters with non-adopters of two different peer-to-peer shared mobility platforms: carsharing and ridesharing. By comparing the two groups, she was able to tease out the factors explaining uptake, and so develop realistic scenario projections of how shared mobility […]

SILCI PhD Thesis! Emma Cassar’s work on mobility-as-a-service

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Congratulations to Emma Cassar whose PhD thesis is now published and available here. Emma’s PhD research investigated the potential for ‘mobility-as-a-service’ to disrupt our car-dependence. She was particularly interested in young adults making the transition from education into the workforce, as this is often associated with a switch from public or active modes to private […]

Social influence and the European Green Deal

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The EU’s Green Deal is a comprehensive plan for policy, research, innovation and investment to make Europe climate neutral by 2050. Reaching net zero emissions is also a key criterion for the EU’s €750 billion recovery package from Covid-19 recessions. To support progress of the Green Deal, the EU’s information services organisation ‘CORDIS’ produced a results pack from frontier research … including […]

How new things spread – from viruses to low-carbon innovations

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Charlie Wilson gave a talk to the Oxford Energy Network on “How do new things spread? The diffusion of digital low-carbon innovations”. Charlie explored the many analogies between the underlying mechanisms of virus transmission – about which we’ve all sadly become armchair experts – and the underlying mechanisms of innovation diffusion. He then showed a range of new evidence from the SILCI project demonstrating the […]

Saving Energy – The Potential Is Great

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Or at least that’s how a web tool translates “Energie sparen – das Potenzial ist gross” from Swiss German into English! Charlie Wilson was interviewed by the Swiss national radio and television station, SRF, about his research on energy demand reduction as an essential climate mitigation strategy that avoids the risky bet on future negative emission technologies. You can listen […]

New Article Published by SILCI Team on Digital Consumer Innovations

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The SILCI team have a new open access paper published in Annual Review of Environment and Resources. Here’s a taster in the form of a mock interview!    What is your article about?  Our article analyses a range of digital innovations available to consumers for providing alternative low-carbon forms of mobility, food buying, and domestic living. We […]

Limiting Global Warming to 1.5°C – Without Magic Bullets

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Charlie Wilson gave a virtual introductory keynote talk at the #REMforum conference on “System Change, not Climate Change” in Switzerland (while sitting in his kitchen, of course). The conference brought together stakeholders from finance, business, policy, and research to explore ways of accelerating renewables deployment and wider low-carbon transformation as we emerge from the pandemic. Charlie outlined a vision of a 1.5°C […]

Potential Climate Benefits of Digital Consumer Innovations

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Do digital consumer innovations help reduce carbon emissions? The SILCI team scoured the literature for studies that quantified impacts on activity, energy, or emissions as a result of using digital consumer innovations. They focused on 33 innovations across mobility, food, homes and energy domains – ranging from shared ride-hailing apps and digital farmers’ markets to smart home technologies and ‘demand response’ (domestic appliances temporarily powering down when […]