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CREDS (Centre for Research into Energy Demand Solutions) workshop

31 May 2023

Maria Sharmina presented at the CREDS (Centre for Research into Energy Demand Solutions) workshop on policy implications of digitalisation pathways for lower energy demand.

Maria’s presentation focused on the Net Zero Society project’s insights on digital technologies and their impact on achieving net zero. For example, the scenarios developed and modelled within the project included assumptions on virtual interactions, automation and data processing demands. These would have varying consequences for energy use, e.g. digital communication could shift energy use from one part of the economy (transport) to another (buildings), with corresponding changes in energy sources or time of day for energy use.

The workshop discussion focused on policies for promoting greater sustainability in digitalisation, and how to make digitalisation governance more inclusive.

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