The Low Carbon Energy for Development Network (LCEDN) was launched in January 2012 centred around hubs at the Durham Energy Institute and Loughborough University (on behalf of the Midlands Energy Consortium).

LCEDN is a platform for academics, practitioners, policy-makers and private sector organisations to interact and cooperate on research for low-carbon development.

Initially our activity was focused around five academic research centres:

  • Science and Technology Policy Research Department (SPRU) at the University of Sussex
  • Energy Futures Lab at Imperial College
  • UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC) 
  • Durham Energy Institute (DEI)
  • Midlands Energy Consortium (MEC)

Gradually we are building a wide-ranging network of individuals and organisations concerned with promoting Energy for Development research in the UK and worldwide.

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Our people

View the growing team of people working for the LCEDN. 

Contact us

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Read about the development of the network.