Low Carbon Energy
Depleting natural resources and climate change pose significant challenges to our oil-addicted transport sector. Research at the Smith School on Low Carbon Energy addresses these challenges from multiple perspectives and takes an integrated approach to mapping out transitions from high to low carbon economy. This research area is led by Dr Oliver Inderwildi.
Technological innovations with the capability to decarbonise the energy-intensive sector such as electricity and transport are being continuously assessed at the centre, and novel trends and promising new technologies are being analysed. In addition, measures that encompass advancements in energy and transport infrastructure, resource and demand management as well as alternative energy sources are assessed.
At the same time, our experts in energy and transport policy and economics have a thorough understanding of the political realities of major global markets in the US, EU, China, India and Brazil.
In this area, our research focuses on the effectiveness of legislative interventions and policy levers that can act in parallel and in support of technological innovations.
Others working in this area include: