FLEXIS Project

Members of the Energy Biographies team are now working as part of the interdisciplinary FLEXIS project. Find out more about FLEXIS.

Energy Biographies Final Report Available

Now published: download your copy of the Energy Biographies Final Report here.

energy stories

Climate Change, rising fuel bills, renewable energy …
we’ve all heard the headlines, but what’s the effect on you?

Have you made changes in your energy use? Do you walk to the shops? Turn down the thermostat?  Buy seasonal, local food? Plan a ‘staycation’?

Do you remember how you used energy in the past? Or imagine how you’ll use energy in 10, 20, or 30 years’ time?

Our research into how people think about energy use brings together individual energy stories in ways which we hope will inform the policy decisions which affect us all. So we’d like to know your energy story! Share your views, memories, hints and tips on energy saving.

Share your energy story right now, right here!

Use our ‘Create’ page, tweet us or post on Facebook …

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Check out the stories and pictures about energy and its uses we’ve pinned on the energy biographies History Pin channel.

Our Work & Knowledge Sharing

Our research as it happens: insights, analyses, think pieces, memorandums and conference and symposia presentations. Our published conclusions and research findings will also feature here

Our Project

Energy Biographies explores how people use energy in everyday life in order to understand how reductions in energy demand might be achieved.

Project introduction and Objectives 
Project Design
Project Background

The Team

Brief biographies and contact details for all of the project team.

Karen Henwood Nick Pidgeon Catherine Butler Karen Parkhill Fiona Shirani

Case Sites

We are interviewing participants from three case site areas throughout the project to explore their reactions to energy use in their own lives.

The case sites represent a range of social contexts from mainstream to niche and varying levels of energy demand reduction interventions from marginal to central.

Royal Free Hospital EntranceRoyal Free Hospital, London

Lammas greenhouseLammas Low Impact Initiative, Pembrokeshire

Ely group close upCity of Cardiff:
Futurespace, Ely and Caerau
Cyswllst Peterston Connect


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Contact details for energy-focused projects around the country. To add details of your project simply Contact Us!

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Energy Biopgraphies is a four-year research project funded by the Economic and Social Research Council. It is based at Cardiff University.