Enabling low carbon transitions

The ability to meet future climate commitments depends on how we meet our global energy demand. Priestley Centre researchers are addressing energy challenges through interdisciplinary research, working towards a low-carbon future. Engineers, physical and social scientists work together to understand and develop the potential from bioenergy, renewables, carbon capture and storage, energy efficiency and demand reduction, sustainable transport and sustainable cities. Through our work with the Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy (CCCEP) and Centre for Industrial Energy Materials and Products (CIE-MAP) we are ensuring that our research has policy relevance and a real impact on future energy pathways.

Research briefs
Policy recommendations for energy demand reduction
Decarbonising city heat using the Leeds Heat Planning Tool