A sustainable energy future
Video transcript: A sustainable energy future - Energy Leeds
Energy Leeds is working to tackle one of the greatest challenges of the 21st century – to develop and maintain clean, secure and affordable supplies as part of a sustainable energy future.
The University has a vibrant community of energy researchers and is equipped to tackle the energy challenge by drawing on scientific, technical, environmental, economic, political and societal and behavioural expertise. This gives us a distinctive capability to understand whole energy systems from an inter-disciplinary perspective.
We are working to advance research in key areas including bioenergy, nuclear energy, oil and gas, transport, energy demand and efficiency and low carbon transitions. We host a number of specialist facilities, and with a strong track record of working with industry, business and government we are at the forefront of society’s transition to a sustainable energy future.
News and events
Low carbon infrastructure transition in the North of England report
Read a report on the key findings of a project by Energy Leeds researchers on how local councils can facilitate a low carbon infrastructure transition and the associated challenges and opportunities.
Re-energising the North - a review
How can we work together to deliver a green recovery?
Collective Learning: Human-centred Distributed Artificial Intelligence
Can artificial intelligence help us to better manage our energy systems?
New research on circular economy and offshore wind
Ever wondered what a circular economy is and what it has to do with offshore wind energy?
More than £1.3m awarded for research into biofuels in transport sector
The grant from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) will be used to research making biofuels cost-competitive.
Workshops - Re-energising the North
Join us for two workshops as the next phase of our ‘Re-energising the North: collaborative research for a green recovery’ programme.
Collaborative Energy Research
Energy Leeds members are conducting vital research to solve some of the 21st century's most pressing challenges, collaborating with local and international partners in industry, policy and academia.
Progressing towards carbon targets
A newly created complex emissions model accurately calculates the UK’s overall carbon footprint.
Neither coal, nor gas, but hydrogen
The Hy4Heat programme aims to replace greenhouse-gas emitting natural gas with hydrogen.
Pioneering bond enables solar panel project
A new model of financing aims to help residents support local authorities’ actions on sustainability.
Taking the carbon out of transport
University of Leeds researchers are helping local authorities progress their transport path towards net zero.
The reality of life in fuel poverty
Researchers are using 'lived experience', research that seeks to understand people's day to day lives, to reduce fuel poverty.
Turning a pest into bioenergy
The University of Leeds is working with researchers in Uganda and India to turn invasive water hyacinth plants into a source of energy.
Hydrogen production from green ammonia and biogas
The NWaste2H2 team have demonstrated an innovative process for producing hydrogen at anaerobic digestion plants
Study energy with us
You can study a wide range of energy related courses, at undergraduate, Masters and PhD level. Research degrees include our EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Fluid Dynamics.