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

Re-energising the North: collaborative research for a green recovery - 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 £1.3million awarded for research into biofuels in the 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

A new model of financing aims to help residents support local authorities’ actions on sustainability.


University of Leeds researchers are helping local authorities progress their transport path towards net zero.

Fuel poverty

Researchers are using ‘lived experience’, research that seeks to understand people’s day to day lives, to reduce fuel poverty.


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

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