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. Below are some examples of our research in this area.

Alkali-activated cements pave the way to more carbon-friendly infrastructure for growing societies.

Our researchers are building powerful new tools that help local authorities to make more sustainable transport policy decisions.