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Centre for Integrated Energy Research

About us

Building on the University of Leeds’ strong track record in interdisciplinary energy research and innovation, CIER was established in 2010, to harness and integrate our world-class research and innovation capabilities. We are based in the state-of-the-art £12.5m Energy Building, which houses around 150 energy researchers and cutting-edge laboratories, and also serves as a focal point for energy research across the University. The Centre is a joint venture between the Faculties of Engineering and Environment but has connectivity right across the Leeds campus and beyond.

The vision for the new Centre for Integrated Energy Research is that through world-class research that integrates the scientific, technological, economic, policy and socio-technical aspects of energy we will deliver key tools needed to enable, enhance and accelerate the transition toward sustainable energy systems. In order to realise this vision we develop partnerships with industry, government and academia, both nationally and internationally. Working in partnership to deliver a seamless response to energy, energy-related or energy-encompassing problems that transcend traditional academic disciplines. We welcome new opportunities to collaborate with organisations in the private, public, civil society and academic sectors.

The Centre develops partnerships with industry, government and academia, both nationally and internationally.

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The Drivers

Solar panels

The 2008 Climate Change Act commits the UK to . . .

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The Challenge

Nuclear power plant

The challenge is to meet ambitious carbon reduction targets . . .

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