Energy Research at Durham
World-leading research on energy transitions and energy decarbonisation
Research at the Durham Energy Institute focuses on understanding energy transitions and opportunities for energy decarbonisation.
We combine social, policy and technical insights to develop and deliver integrated solutions for global energy challenges.
We are helping the UK and countries around the world to ensure greater energy security, energy sustainability and fair access to energy.
Durham University produces world leading research at every level of the energy landscape
- fundamental science into cheaper, more efficient energy materials;
- developing future energy generation technologies such as hydrogen and nuclear fusion;
- designing energy systems which are more smart, flexible, people-centred and sustainable;
- understanding the social, economic and political processes which shape the energy world so we can build a brighter future.
Making a difference
Our researchers’ passion for working across boundaries, and the breadth of energy research at Durham, means we can yield major breakthroughs and real impacts in the world.