Residential energy and the UK’s transition to net zero

Project funder

EPSRC Impact Acceleration Account (IAA)

Project timeframe

July 2020 - February 2021

Overview

Linked to the wider Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) project Energy Saving Innovations and Economy-Wide Rebound Effects, this project aims to address a number of research questions focusing on how residential energy efficiency improvements can be promoted/supported in the transition to a net zero economy.

This research was undertaken in close collaboration with BEIS and builds on previous work to explore how economy-wide analyses can help inform policy decision making around key areas of energy and climate policy. The objectives of this work were twofold. First, to establish a better understanding across UK government policy makers and others of how residential energy use cost reduction policies, including but not necessarily limited to energy efficiency frameworks, have the potential to compliment other policies necessary for the transition to a net zero economy. Second, to strengthen recognition of how our economy-wide approach can be used to directly inform net zero policy decision-making.

Partners

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)