The DEI provides support to research, practitioner and community groups who focus on energy related issues whether they be the social, technological, policy or industrial aspects of energy. Our research focuses around the central themes of energy risk and resilience, low carbon transitions and smart energy and networks.
We provide a range of resources for researchers, policy makers, community groups and industry interested in Energy. These include the DEI review magazine, Research briefings and starting again in January 2018 the weekly newsletter and monthly activity bulletin.
Latest magazine issue...
View the latest edition of DEI Review online or download using image link opposite.
In this issue... We look at: Geothermal debate in Parliament; Queen’s Honours and awards for DEI members; The role of social science in EU policy; Article from Ørsted UK Managing Director discussing the company’s green transformation and the future for renewable energy; Energy for Developing Countries research; Energy Materials research successes; Durham University Solar Car; Interview with Professor Simone Abram, DEI lead on Energy and Society research; and much more……..
Latest DEI briefing....
This briefing paper looks at domestic Solar PV in the UK and the increase in ‘prosumers’ who generate their own electricity, and consume both their own generated power as well as grid electricity.
The briefing identifies the driving forces and hindrances behind UK householders becoming electricity prosumers. What have been the drivers of the rise in PV Prosumers and what changes can we expect in the future? What implications does this have for future policy challenges?
This briefing arises from the project “Power From the People” (2015-2018) funded by the Research Council of Norway (ENERGIX Programme), led by Hege Westskog (CICERO Centre for International Climate Research, Oslo), with significant partners including Durham University and Fridtjof Nansen Institute, Oslo.