Through Collaborative Innovation, To achieve Sustainable and Equitable

Clean Energy Transformation

Climate and Energy Challenges.

Climate change and energy challenges are two of the most pressing issues we face today. These twin challenges are complex, global issues and addressing them will require coordinated action from governments, businesses, and individuals around the world.

The Big Ideas.

CITRES addresses the urgent need to transition from fossil fuel-based energy systems to renewable energy solutions. This transition is critical for mitigating the effects of climate change, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and ensuring energy security.

Use-Inspired Research.

We focus on research areas that hold the greatest potential for societal benefit, including advanced renewable energy generation, storage, transportation, and management systems.


Use-Inspired Research Enabled via Multi-Sector Collaborations

Innovative Financing

Innovations in community energy financing, new public private partnerships and the integration of financial technologies using smart contracts on the blockchain.

Fundamental Research

Develop efficient, affordable, and scalable renewable energy generation, storage, and distribution approaches.

System Strategy

A systems approach to achieving viable solutions for the difficult-to-decarbonize industries such as steel, cement and surrounding communities.


Comprehensive strategies for fostering the skills and knowledge of the next generation of engineers, scientists, policy makers, and entrepreneurs.

AI + Data-Driven

AI and data-driven methods can help accelerate the development of new materials and technologies for renewable energy systems.


Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility. Equitable distribution and access to renewable energy systems across diverse geographies (urban, rural, coastal, UK-US) is ensured through comprehensive social research.


We Are A Research Community across borders.


Committed and collaborative


Use-inspired research


Physical and virtual

Who We Are

We are a research community across borders. The core members include 14 researchers from the United States in four universities and 18 researchers in three United Kingdom universities.

Our Vision

CITRES envisions communities and industries powered by sustainable energy that minimizes the impacts of climate change and fosters equitable access to resources.

Our Mission

By integrating cutting- edge research, international collaboration, and multi-stakeholder engagement, CITRES aims to accelerate the development and adoption of renewable energy solutions, drive economic growth, and facilitate the access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all.