- Emerging technologies
- Energy futures
- Demand response
- Decision making
- Peer-to-peer trading and sharing
- Energy access and affordability, social justice
The world is facing an increasingly uncertain energy future, ushered in by climate change, population growth, decentralised power generation, new digitally-enabled lifestyles, and emerging technologies. In this context of uncertainty, it is urgent that research led by the social sciences, design and behavioural sciences plays a central role in formulating new approaches to understanding and intervening in our energy futures. This means producing new knowledge and understandings of the socio-technical relations through which energy will be consumed in the future, and developing methods to ensure that our energy futures are equitable, sustainable and support the growth of human health and wellbeing.