For five years, the research councils in the UK ran in an innovative research program focused on energy use and energy demand. This program supported six interdisciplinary centres https://esrc.ukri.org/research/our-research/end-use-energy-demand-eued-centres/.
They set themselves the arduous task of trying to synthesize across projects, case studies and data some high-level, crosscutting findings. The below publications came out of this effort:
- Sovacool, BK, B Turnheim, M Martiskainen, D Brown and Paula Kivimaa. “Guides or gatekeepers? Incumbent-oriented transition intermediaries in a low-carbon era,” Energy Research & Social Science 66 (August, 2020), 101490, pp. 1-17, available fully open access at https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2214629620300670
- Sovacool, BK, N Bergman, D Hopkins, KEH Jenkins, S Hielscher, A Goldthau, and B Brossmann. “Imagining our sustainable energy future: Valence, temporality, and radicalism in the visions surrounding seven low-carbon innovations,” Social Studies of Science 50(4) (Winter, 2020), pp. 642–679, available fully open access at https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/0306312720915283