FLEXIS Project

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

The ‘new localism’ in the energy transition: methodological explorations, engagements, imaginaries
International Workshop - 15 October 2021

The one-day online workshop will involve short, online presentations from members of three research teams working in the fields of energy social science and ethics at Cardiff University, TUDelft and Basel Universities. Petra Tjitske Kalshoven (Manchester University) will join us and give an invited talk. Details and schedule

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

Energy Biographies 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    Fiona Shirani  Chris Groves Erin Roberts 


FLEXIS (Flexible Integrated Energy Systems) is a multi-partner, multi-million pound programme, which integrates social science and technical research to address issues concerning the energy system of the future.  It is a project hosted by the Energy Systems Research Institute at Cardiff involving the Schools of Architecture, Engineering, Journalism and Social Sciences.

Find out more about FLEXIS

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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.

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This website is now maintained with support from the WEFO-funded FLEXIS project.