Alvaro Castano Garcia

Alvaro Castano Garcia

Reconnecting with energy: using innovative research methods to overcome energy invisibility

The research will focus on our changing relationship with heat as one of the most prominent and carbon intensive energy uses in Northern Europe. Heat also exemplifies our changing relationship with energy and its increasing invisibility in our lives- something driven, in particular, by the transition from coal fires to central heating over the last fifty years.

The project will take a mixed methods approach, combining an initial survey with more substantive in-depth qualitative research to understand the nature of our changing relationship with energy and explore the potential for research participation to help re-engage the public with the environmental and ethical debates around energy generation and foster environmental citizenship.

Funded in collaboration with WRDTP.


Aimee Ambrose (Main supervisor)
William Eadson (2nd supervisor)