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Calling all business leaders – join the Mayor of London’s Business Energy Challenge

Calling all business leaders – join the Mayor of London’s Business Energy Challenge

19 September 2014

We are pleased to draw your attention to the launch of a new energy challenge which has been developed with the help of experts from UCL-Energy:

UCL researchers provide evidence for report on potential benefits that energy efficiency has on health

UCL researchers provide evidence for report on potential benefits that energy efficiency has on health

16 September 2014

A recent IEA report ‘Capturing the Multiple Benefits of Energy Efficiency’ has gathered together evidence on the multiple benefits of undertaking actions to improve energy efficiency.  Multiple benefits of energy efficiency expands the perspective beyond reducing energy demand and greenhouse gas emissions to include the many other potential benefits that ...

Venice Biennale 2014

Venice Biennale 2014

Carrie Behar, PhD student at UCL-Energy, was awarded a travel award by the LoLo CDT to visit people or places of relevance to her work.

Sustainable gardening at the UCL Energy Institute

Sustainable gardening at the UCL Energy Institute

Permission has been granted to transform two courtyards at Central House into sustainable garden areas. The project will focus on increasing local biodiversity and adding links to the London wildlife corridor.

Professors Bob Lowe and Neil Strachan appointed as new Directors of UCL Energy Institute

Professors Bob Lowe and Neil Strachan appointed as new Directors of UCL Energy Institute

The UCL Energy Institute is now five years old,  during this period it has become a world leading centre for energy systems and energy demand research and postgraduate teaching. The success of the ...

Professor Tadj Oreszczyn becomes Director of The Bartlett School of Environment, Energy and Resources

Professor Tadj Oreszczyn becomes Director of The Bartlett School of Environment, Energy and Resources

The Bartlett, UCL's Faculty of the Built Environment have confirmed the appointment of Prof. Tadj Oresczcyn as Director of the School of Environment, Energy and Resources. Tadj will be stepping down as ...

EU Energy Efficiency target should be more ambitious and legally binding say leading energy demand researchers

EU Energy Efficiency target should be more ambitious and legally binding say leading energy demand researchers

The European Commission’s proposed energy efficiency target announced today is insufficient and should remain at the level of 40% originally considered say a leading group of researchers from the UK Research Council ...

wholeSEM celebrates first birthday

wholeSEM celebrates first birthday

The whole systems energy modelling consortium (wholeSEM) celebrated a successful first year by holding their inaugural Annual Conference on 8th & 9th July at the Royal Academy of Engineering. The conference brought together stakeholders ...

Director's introduction to the summer 2014 newsletter

Director's introduction to the summer 2014 newsletter

Having just returned from working on a Lancet Commission report 'Climate Crisis: Emergency Actions to Protect Human Health' in smog ridden Beijing, the impact of energy use both at a local and global ...

Lancet Commission on Climate Change and Health hold second meeting in Beijing

Lancet Commission on Climate Change and Health hold second meeting in Beijing

From the July 8-10th, 2014, the Lancet Commission on Climate Change and Health held its second meeting along with a public event held in the evening of the 9th, at Tsinghua University in ...

Fair Pay for Fair Use? Social Challenges to Individual Heat Metering

Fair Pay for Fair Use? Social Challenges to Individual Heat Metering

Current energy policies and popular opinion assume that paying for the heat you use to keep your home warm is entirely fair. This assumption of fairness meant that the presence of gas and ...

Join us: Research Associate in Energy Systems Modelling (x2)

Join us: Research Associate in Energy Systems Modelling (x2)

We are seeking to appoint two Research Associates to undertake dedicated projects in energy systems analysis as part of the UK’s leading energy systems and modelling research team. You will work on ...

Deep Decarbonization Pathways Project (DDPP) Presents Interim Report to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon

Deep Decarbonization Pathways Project (DDPP) Presents Interim Report to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon

The Deep Decarbonization Pathways Project (DDPP) interim report has been presented in a briefing on July 8 to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon, and the day after to the French government, as host of ...

UCL-Energy transport team collaborate on three new reports

UCL-Energy transport team collaborate on three new reports

The UCL-Energy transport team have published three new reports:

UCL-Energy staff collaborate on 'Air Transportation and the Environment' Special Issue

UCL-Energy staff collaborate on 'Air Transportation and the Environment' Special Issue

A Special Issue on “Air Transportation and the Environment” has been published in the July 2014 volume of Transport Policy, the official journal of the World Conference on Transport Research Society (WCTRS).

Third MECON project meeting held in Cambodia

Third MECON project meeting held in Cambodia

In May, the third meeting of the MECON project was held in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.  The MECON project is investigating effective energy efficiency policy implementation targeting Modern Energy Consumers (i.e. those living ...

UCL-Energy staff publish 'The shape of warmth: temperature profiles in living rooms'

UCL-Energy staff publish 'The shape of warmth: temperature profiles in living rooms'

The most commonly used family of models in representing the UK building stock, BREDEM (the Building Research Establishment Domestic Energy Models), assume that all homes exhibit the same heating pattern and hence can ...

UCL-Energy researcher named regional representative for IEEE Power & Energy Society Women in Power

UCL-Energy researcher named regional representative for IEEE Power & Energy Society Women in Power

Senior Research Associate Dr. Catalina Spataru has been named the regional representative for Europe in the IEEE Power & Energy Society 'Women in Power'.

A new database and 3D model of energy use in the national non-domestic building stock

A new database and 3D model of energy use in the national non-domestic building stock

A team at the UCL Energy Institute led by Professor Philip Steadman is developing a new type of database/ model of the national non-domestic building stock. Other members of the team are Dr ...

UCL-Energy staff and students win third place in Best Paper Award at BSO14 conference

UCL-Energy staff and students win third place in Best Paper Award at BSO14 conference

A paper by UCL-Energy staff and students along with members of ArchiMetrics Ltd won third place in the Best Paper Award category at the 2nd Building Simulation and Optimisation BSO14 conference held ...

UCL-Energy staff undertake independent evaluation of Warm Front scheme

UCL-Energy staff undertake independent evaluation of Warm Front scheme

Working with Ipsos MORI, UCL Energy Institute staff have undertaken an independent evaluation of the Warm Front scheme’s operation for 2005 to the scheme closure in 2013.  The report, which includes qualitative ...

UCL-Energy appoints Colin Calder as a member of the International Advisory Board

UCL-Energy appoints Colin Calder as a member of the International Advisory Board

Colin Calder, the CEO and Founder of PassivSystems, a provider of intelligent connected energy services for residential homes and for optimising solar PV assets, has been appointed to the University College London Energy ...

First UCL symposium on energy, people and society

First UCL symposium on energy, people and society

More than 50 researchers from across UCL working on energy in a social context came together for the first time on Thursday 29 May for the UCL-Energy Social Sciences Group’s event “Energy ...

UCL-Energy joins Ricardo-AEA to propose 2030 renewable energy targets for Scotland

UCL-Energy joins Ricardo-AEA to propose 2030 renewable energy targets for Scotland

Ricardo-AEA, in collaboration with UCL Energy Institute, has been appointed by WWF Scotland – part of the international WWF network, one of the world’s most influential environmental organizations – to propose possible 2030 renewable ...

First IQ SCENE workshop held at the UCL Energy Institute

First IQ SCENE workshop held at the UCL Energy Institute

On 26-27 March 2014, UCL Energy Institute hosted an international workshop on Innovative techniques for Quantitative SCenarios in ENergy and Environmental research (IQ SCENE). This workshop was a joint intitiatve between UCL Energy ...