News

The latest news from the Sustainable Energy Research Group (SERG) and its projects.


25th November, 2018

Dr Ben Anderson presented two aspects of ongoing SERG work on electricity demand at two recent conferences in New Zealand as part of his SPATIALEC EU MSCA Global Fellowship. The first, Electrifying Heat: Patterns of electricity consumption in electrically heated households in the UK and New Zealand was presented at ICEERB 2018, the 8th International […]


21st November, 2018

Dr Ben Anderson presented a summary of recent ‘Energy Cultures‘ work at the a Technical Symposium: IEA Energy In Buildings And Communities, in Wellington, New Zealand on 21st November. His talk, which formed part of his SPATIALEC EU MSCA Global Fellowship work explained how the energy cultures framework could be used to understand ‘irrational’ heating […]


31st October, 2018

In the wake of the recent IPCC report of global temperature rise, an interdisciplinary team from the University of Southampton including researchers from ECCD has produced a report addressing the impact on coastal communities from rising sea levels. The team analysed emissions pathways and coastal impacts associated with meeting the Paris Agreement targets, after winning funding […]


10th September, 2018

“How much electricity do heat pumps really use? When is hot water heated and are the lights kept on all day in winter?” These and other questions can now be answered thanks to the release of anonymised electricity power demand data from a sample of 45 New Zealand households.


24th August, 2018

Staff from the Energy and Climate Change Division (part of the CareTeam) at the University of Southampton are involved in an Innovate UK funded project to Support Independent Living for adults who require it. CareTeam is a collaborative project bringing together Nquiringminds (software developer), Southampton City Council and the University of Southampton. The aim of […]


24th August, 2018

CareTeam is a collaborative project bringing together Nquiringminds (software developer), Southampton City Council and the University of Southampton. The aim of CareTeam is to provide the necessary digital technology and service to support independent living and help carers support their loved ones more efficiently and effectively. On the Wednesday 5th of September 2018 at Guildhall […]


11th July, 2018

SERG team (@ProfBahaj, @VikyAragon, & @PhilYueWu) were invited to attend the Parliamentary Renewable and Sustainable Energy Group (PRASEG) Annual Conference hosted in the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) on 10th July 2018. The conference is a key event on the energy policy calendar bringing together senior players across the sustainable energy sector.  This year PRASEG Conference will signal […]


4th July, 2018

The Energy and Climate Change Division and the Sustainable Energy Group were instrumental in the development and hosting of the 1st Isle of Wight Environmental Conference (IOWEC) held at Cowes Yacht Haven on Tuesday 26th June 2018, 09.30 – 16.30. Prof Bahaj gave a keynote presentation entitled “Sustainable Energy: Options for the Isle of Wight”. […]


20th June, 2018

SERG’s Dr Ben Anderson is continuing to make links with centres of expertise in New Zealand through his ongoing EU Global Fellowship. In this case he gave a summary of SAVE and SPATIALEC work at the University of Canterbury’s EPECentre, a world-class Power Industry research incubator that attracts academics and students from around the world […]


30th May, 2018

A team from the University of Southampton’s Energy and Climate Change Division and the Sustainable Energy Research Group has completed a 6 day workshop, as part of Newton Fund project. The theme of this 2nd workshop of the project is on energy access and energy efficiency in Philippines. Project teams from the Universities of San Carlos & Southampton addressed […]