Blog: Would you let your energy supplier turn off your heating?
8 December 2014
UCL-Energy PhD student Mike Fell has written for the UCL-Energy blog, giving the background to a recent co-authored paper which explores what people think about efforts to influence when they use electricity:
What does it mean to be “in control” in relation to energy? And why does it matter? It’s perhaps easier to begin with the second question.
The subject of electricity blackouts has been big in the news recently. While the risk of blackouts is low, the continuing closure of older coal-powered generators means that there is less and less spare capacity on the grid to meet peaks in electricity demand.
Photo: “Happy Show” (cropped) by Sameer Vasta under a Creative Commons licence.