The S3 Group focuses on demand-side systems as entry points for sustainable transformations. The group analyses demand for energy and materials through the lens of service provision of mobility, shelter, and consumer goods, as well as how lifestyle changes can contribute to consumption reduction.
The S3 Group have two overarching research objectives. First, to understand the evolution of behaviors and lifestyles around energy services and assess their environmental impacts; and second, to identify and understand policy interventions that can change behaviors and lifestyles to minimize environmental impacts. The group’s research binds together work on three domains that are critical for a transformation toward sustainable societies, namely buildings, mobility, and consumer goods, which are connected through changes in infrastructures and lifestyles. S3 aims to establish and lead a research community on demand-side transitions and to innovate conceptual frameworks for demand-side model comparisons.
Models, tools, datasets
21 April 2023
Social media data sheds light on air conditioning interest
24 March 2023
Urgent need to ramp up climate action to secure a liveable future for all
23 March 2023
The global economics of climate action
06 December 2022
Challenges and opportunities for a South American waterway system
Julian Hunt writes about the challenges and opportunities that the development of a South American Waterway System could bring to the region.
29 November 2022
Bridging the gap between science and policy
28 November 2022
Linking health status and clean cooking practices in South Africa
Tong, W., Lu, Z., Zhao, H., Han, M., Zhao, G., & Hunt, J. (2023). The structure and control strategies of hybrid solid gravity energy storage system. Journal of Energy Storage 67 e107570. 10.1016/j.est.2023.107570.
Liu, Q., Yang, J., Gao, L., Dong, Y., Guo, Z., Moallemi, E.A., Eker, S. , & Obersteiner, M. (2023). Robust sensitivity analysis to uncertainties in environmental and socio-economic scenarios: A perspective from a global socio-ecological system model. Journal of Cleaner Production 410 e137244. 10.1016/j.jclepro.2023.137244.
Crabolu, G., Font, X., & Eker, S. (2023). Evaluating policy complexity with Causal Loop Diagrams. Annals of Tourism Research 100 e103572. 10.1016/j.annals.2023.103572.
McBain, S.M., Axsen, J., & Wilson, C. (2023). Function, symbolism or society? Exploring consumer interest in electric and shared mobility. Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment 118 e103675. 10.1016/j.trd.2023.103675.
Eker, S. , Mastrucci, A. , Pachauri, S. , & van Ruijven, B. (2023). Social media data shed light on air-conditioning interest of heat-vulnerable regions and sociodemographic groups. One Earth 6 (4) 428-440. 10.1016/j.oneear.2023.03.011.