Airline’s ticket to a fossil-free future?

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Post written by Emilie Vrain Image Attribution: Harbour Air seaplane image by Pixabay reproduced under the license Creative Comms CC0. When Canadian airline ‘Harbour Air’ became the first 100% carbon neutral airline in 2007 through carbon offset payments, they didn’t want to stop there. A new partnership with MagniX who create electric motors has led to the development of what will be the […]

Lighting the way towards a low carbon future

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Post written by Emilie Vrain With smart lighting being among the most purchased smart home devices, researchers from Germany and Algeria have teamed up to investigate the economic, social and environmental impacts of their adoption. Using simulation models their results find that the payback period of such technologies is only a few years, and that […]

How do the perceived attributes of low-carbon innovations differ between early adopters and non-adopters?

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Written by Mykolas Vainauskas  Early adopters of transport, homes and food low-carbon innovations consistently perceive more appealing attributes compared to non-adopters. This study by Mykolas Vainauskas, a summer intern from the University of East Anglia, looks at the differences between early adopters and non-adopters within three domains of low-carbon innovations – transport, food and homes. He finds that perceived attributes […]

Communicating about communication

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Post written by Emilie Vrain Having spent the summer collecting and analysing data from an online survey about smart home technologies and social networks, one of our team members recently headed to Zurich, Switzerland to present some of her findings at the 4th European Conference in Social Networks. Emilie’s presentation highlights that current adopters of smart home […]

Social Butterflies

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Post written by Emilie Vrain The UK’s Behavioural Insights Team (BIT) was the first ever unit set up to generate and apply behavioural insights to inform policy and provide societal benefits. Behavioural scientists from BIT recently published a book ‘Social Butterflies: Reclaiming the positive power of social networks‘ drawing upon a wealth of cutting-edge research, popularising […]

Empowering women in energy

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Written by Emilie Vrain The UK Energy Research Centre funded an initiative which provided an opportunity for 30 women working in the broad field of decarbonisation of energy, from different regions, nationalities, disciplines, and varying career stages, to collaborate in small groups and prepare a proposal for seed funding during a two-day residential writing retreat […]

Introducing Mobility-as-a-Service at the 4th NEST Conference in Lisbon, Portugal

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Emma Cassar, a PhD Researcher, has recently attended the 4th Annual NEST Conference (#4thNEST) organised by the Network of Early Career Researchers in Sustainability Transitions (NEST). Emma presented her work in progress on the potential of Mobility-as-a-Service in Birmingham, UK.   The adoption and use of information and communication technologies (ICT) by the Millennial and post-Millennial generation is considered […]