Tomas Maltby joins EVALUATE project team

The EVALUATE project team has recently expanded to include Tomas Maltby – an energy politics researcher in at the University of Manchester, whose work focuses on EU energy security policy, EU agenda-setting and new member states, EU-Russia energy relations and renewable energy policy.

Moving beyond the polemic: Shale gas as a focal point for discussion on key energy issues

Unconventional gas exploitation has recently become a hot political issue across Europe (and the UK in particular), supplementing the intense public interest and controversy that it has continuously attracted in the US. University of Manchester doctoral researcher Craig Thomas reflects on his own work on the issue, as well as relevant recent and forthcoming work within the Centre forContinue reading “Moving beyond the polemic: Shale gas as a focal point for discussion on key energy issues”

CURE member authors report on climate change and social justice

The current relentless weather in the UK, and consequent flooding causing misery to thousands of people, has brought climate change into the media spotlight. A new Joseph Rowntree Foundation report, with a contribution from CURE’s own Dr Aleksandra Kazmierczak, focuses on climate justice and reviews evidence on which people and places are most vulnerable toContinue reading “CURE member authors report on climate change and social justice”

Stakeholder roundtable on energy issues and policy in housing in multiple occupancy

Future Climate and CURE will be organizing a Stakeholder Roundtable to discuss the emerging findings from our research into energy issues in houses of multiple occupation, which is being funded by the Eaga Charitable Trust. The event will take place in Central London on Tuesday 25 February 2014, from 10:00am until 12noon. The roundtable is partContinue reading “Stakeholder roundtable on energy issues and policy in housing in multiple occupancy”

The Energiewende: ‘for’ or ‘with’ Europe?

Dr Alexander Wochnik, a member of CURE and Visiting Research Fellow at the School of Environment, Education and Development at the University of Manchester, reflects on some of the implications of Germany’s new ‘Grand’ coalition agreement for the ongoing low carbon transition. His piece also provides rare insights into an issue that is currently at the margins of current academic and policy debates – the implications of the Energiewende for Germany’s relations with its neighbouring countries in the EU.

Electrifying Manchester: Time for policy intervention in domestic heating?

As part of Policy Week at Manchester University, Manchester Energy and Tyndall Manchester hosted a public event to discuss how to improve domestic heating provision in Manchester and reduce energy vulnerability at a time of rising prices and pressing environmental challenges. Jenni Viitanen reports on some of the main discussion points made at this well attended and highly topical event.

CURE team starts work on the HOME project

Together with Future Climate, we recently received funding from the EAGA Charitable Trust for a new project titled Housing in Multiple Occupancy: Energy Issues and Policy (HOME). Among other goals, the project will aim to improve the limited understanding of energy vulnerability (structural drivers, norms and coping strategies linked to energy use) among households living in multiple occupancy homes in theContinue reading “CURE team starts work on the HOME project”