A €3.4 million project that will provide mapping of Europe’s energy system is set to involve the Environment Research Group at the School of Natural Sciences and Psychology as part of its international consortium.
Dr John Morrissey will help to investigate the human factor in the energy system in the EU’s Horizon 2020 flagship research funding programme to investigate Energy System Transition.
The ENTRUST project will look at key actors, technologies, markets, policies, innovations and an in-depth understanding of how human behaviour around energy is shaped by both technological systems and socio-demographic factors including gender, age and socio-economic status.
Dr Morrissey commented:
"Our success in H2020 recognises the leading sustainability expertise of the Environment Research Group at the School of Natural Sciences and Psychology. The ENTRUST project represents the cutting edge of Transitions research, and provides an exciting opportunity to investigate the relationship between social sustainability and technological and practice based innovation. Together with our consortium partners, LJMU is delivering world leading research in this field.”
Project partners include universities from Ireland and the UK, engineering and software experts from Spain, Italy and the UK and consulting companies in innovation and management from Italy and France. The consortium brings a diverse array of expertise to bear in studying and reflexively engaging with selected energy communities as they work to transform their energy practices.
Energy System Transition through Stakeholder, Activation, Education and Skill Development [ENTRUST]
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