School of Earth and Environment

Andreas Andreou Andreas Andreou

Postgraduate Researcher

Email address: eeaan@leeds.ac.uk
Room: 9.124

Affiliation: Sustainability Research Institute

Biography

Prior to completion of my bachelor’s degree, I had realised that I was extremely interested in pursuing further studies in a climate change-related field, especially one that integrates climate with the energy sector. My master’s degree provided me the opportunity to work on a dissertation project that examined the long-term impact of high-end climate change on energy demand for heating and cooling through an integrated assessment model (IAM).

The elements of climate data analysis and energy systems modelling were very appealing to me, thus forming my decision to undertake doctoral-level research in a similar topic. My PhD focuses on the evolution of climate-sensitive energy use in the buildings sector up to the 2050 time horizon.

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Qualifications

  • (2014) MSc Economics and Policy of Energy and the Environment, UCL Energy Institute, London, UK
  • (2013) BSc Pysics, University College London (UCL), London, UK

Memberships/Fellowships

Priestley International Centre for Climate - PhD student member

Research Interests

  • Climatic impacts on energy systems
  • Energy systems modelling
  • Econometric modelling

Teaching Interests

Project details

Project title

Assessing climate sensitive energy use to 2050 under climate trajectory.

Supervisors

Professor John Barrett, Professor Peter Taylor, Professor Andy Challinor, and Dr Paul Brockway

Funding

My project is affiliated to the Priestley International Centre for Climate (PICC).

Start date

1 October 2016

Project outline

Climate-sensitive end-uses (i.e. space heating and cooling and water heating) are currently responsible for over half of final energy consumption in the global buildings sector. If current trends persist, we are expecting to see vast increases in absolute consumption figures by 2050, which will be highly driven by population and economic growth.

Changing climate also has an effect on energy consumption for heating and cooling. Warmer summer seasons result in increased space cooling requirements, whereas milder winter seasons reduce the need for heating. It is therefore important to be able to map and quantify the impacts of climate change on heating and cooling load across different spatial and temporal dimensions.

Through this research project, I aim to study the dynamic nature of climate-sensitive energy use at the regional and national level. The overall goal of my research is to develop an improved assessment framework within which we can gauge an array of climatic impacts on energy use, while including feedbacks from sectorial adaptation responses and mitigation efforts.