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Durham Energy Institute

DEI Resources

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 DEI briefing....

Workshop report: Exploring research requirements to support the use of modelling evidence in energy policy development

Evidence from mathematical modelling is increasingly important in the development of energy policy – for instance in Great Britain in the development and implementation of the recent Electricity Market Reform agenda. Understanding how these models are communicated and interpreted within the policy process is crucial to ensuring that good decisions are made based on evidence from modelling.

This workshop was hosted by Ofgem in May 2017, and attracted a wide range of attendees from academia, industry and government to explore the use of modelling analysis in public policy, and to identify key research requirements.

The event was lead-sponsored by Supergen Hubnet. It was also supported by Ofgem as the event host, plus Durham Energy Institute, the Centre for Energy Systems Integration, and the Maxwell Institute for Mathematical Sciences (the joint Mathematics Schools of Edinburgh and Heriot-Watt Universities).

This event built on a previous workshop held in 2016 at Durham Energy Institute on Science and Modelling in Policy

DEI Review Issue 9 Autumn 2017

Latest magazine issue...

View the latest edition of DEI Review online or download using image link opposite.

In this issue we've looked at...... Brexit’s impact on UK energy security; A growing partnership with Mexico; Strengthening the UK wind sector through work with DONG Energy; PEOPLE – an exciting new project to bring social science insights to industry R&D; Why the World Needs Anthropologists; A rebound effect for low carbon initiatives in road transport?; Could the North Easts abandoned mines provide a source of low carbon heat to local communities? and an interview with new DEI Director Prof Jon Gluyas.

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