Energy Systems Research Institute

The Energy Systems Research Institute tackles the global challenges that lie ahead in how we continue to generate, distribute and utilise energy.

Our vision is to establish a truly interdisciplinary systems-based research culture which encompasses the physical and social sciences, drawing on existing research excellence from across Cardiff University.

Latest news

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Energy Systems Research Institute brings European experts together

6 September 2018

Cardiff University joins forces with the Vision2020 network to focus on mitigating household energy poverty.

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8 August 2018

Energy Systems Research Institute co-hosts China-UK Workshop on Renewable Energy Systems in Zero Carbon Villages.

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Finding innovative solutions to fuel poverty

1 August 2018

Research into what makes people vulnerable



Our researchers are drawn from a range of backgrounds and disciplines.

About us

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About us

Discover more about who we are and our vision for the Energy Systems Research Institute.


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We aim to address the main overarching challenges facing our energy systems on an international scale.