The University of Manchester is pioneering the energy systems of the future so that we can continue to heat our homes, light our buildings and travel. The energy that we depend upon travels a long way before it reaches your fingertips. We need to assess each stage of the energy journey if we’re to continue to meet demand. In doing so we’ll be tackling some big questions. Are our energy sources sustainable? Do we transport energy efficiently? Can we meet demand while minimising the effects on our environment? Can we make homes and cities smarter in how they use energy? Can we address the social inequalities that underpin energy use? The University of Manchester has over 600 academics and researchers taking on these key challenges.