Research and collaborations

Our current research is organised around three themes reflecting the current strengths of the STEER team.

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Socially just energy systems

As embodied in the Low Carbon Energy for Development Network (LCEDN), the FCDO-funded Modern Energy Cooking Services (MECS) programme, and the EU-funded Sustainable Technical Energy Assistance (SETA) programme in Kenya using the Energy Delivery Models (EDM) inclusive and integrated energy planning approach, as well as innovative financing approaches such as Energy Safety Nets  (social protection approaches to delivering energy access to the poorest and most vulnerable groups).

Socially just energy systems research

Systems analysis and energy modelling

This includes the development of massive open online data sets as well as free open-source analysis software and is a key component of the FCDO-funded Climate Compatible Growth (CCG) programme co-led by Loughborough University. CCG research will feed into the UN Climate Change Summit being hosted by the UK in November 2021 (COP26).

Systems analysis and energy modelling research

Community energy resilience

Supported by an Engineering for Development Research Fellowship awarded by the Royal Academy of Engineering. This innovative work currently includes participating in the Community Energy Systems and Sustainable Energy Transitions project (CESET), increasing solar energy uptake through the UN Expert Group on Resource Management, promoting sustainable practices in post-disaster response through Quantifying Sustainability in the Aftermath of Natural Disasters (QSAND) and supporting energy resilience in Pacific Island Countries and Territories.

Community energy resilience research
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Working with us

We work in partnership with a diverse range of organisations.

Working with us