Clare is interested in how social and technical factors together influence transitions in energy demand. Her work for CAST involves developing a novel methodology for translating global climate targets into changes in everyday life, interpreting scenario output from models to provide narratives about how people will travel and heat and cool their homes in the future

Clare worked for 10 years at the Carbon Trust, contributing to innovation support programmes and strategy development across a wide range of low carbon technologies. She managed a programme investigating the challenges and opportunities for low carbon refurbishment of non-domestic buildings and led the Carbon Trust input to a European strategy for wave and tidal energy deployment. Subsequently she followed up her interest in the interaction of people and technology to create energy demand by completing a PhD which explored household reactions to a trial of hybrid heat pumps.