Rapid and radical societal change is possible – the response to COVID-19 has proven that. Can lessons be learned for responses to the climate emergency? Energy is only an intermediate good that becomes useful by turning it into an energy service. Phil collects data on electricity use and household activities to understand this relationship.
When usage patterns change, due to severe weather events, changes in price, uptake of new technologies or practices, or indeed during a national lockdown, we can glance important insights into the role of energy in our lives.
Phil will present findings on the diversity in use during ‘normal’ and unusual times.