We are delighted to announce our official launch lecture. It will be delivered by Professor Harriet Bulkeley, and is titled Just Energy Transitions. Building on her own work on climate change and cities, Harriet will outline some of the key current challenges and opportunities at the nexus of urban energy transitions, climate and justice. The description of Harriet’sContinue reading “CURE launch lecture”
Earlier this month I spoke at three different events in Germany, focusing on various aspects of the relationship between energy transitions and vulnerability in European and other developed-world countries. Most of these presentations were based on the preliminary findings of the EVALUATE project. I first presented a paper in Passau, at the Deutscher Geographentag 2013Continue reading “Energy transitions and vulnerability – interactions with German audiences”
Our latest guest post, by Professor Cosmo Graham at Leicester University, outlines the fascinating findings of recent research into the relationship between disability and fuel poverty – a topic that has received little scientific and policy attention to date.
Earlier this month I had the opportunity to attend the kick-off meeting of the European Energy Research Alliance’s Joint Programme on the Economic, Environmental and Social Impacts of Energy Policies and Technologies, held in San Sebastian, Spain. The meeting gave me the chance to speak, via a keynote lecture, about the research and policy issues that areContinue reading “A new wave of interest in energy vulnerability issues within European research and policy agendas”
Last week I attended a fascinating two-day workshop organized by the Laboratoire Techniques, Territoires and Sociétés (LATTS) in Paris. The event focussed on urban energy governance in the global North and South, featuring a wide range of presentations from some of the most prominent researchers in the field. Its broad remit and interdisciplinary focus allowedContinue reading “New perspectives on urban energy governance”
Visitors to this site may be interested in a recent presentation that was provided by two members of the EVALUATE team (Stefan Bouzarovski and Saska Petrova) to the panel on The Politics of Home. As we could not physically attend the meeting, we decided to provide a video presentation instead. A short clip containing theContinue reading “New research findings published by the EVALUATE project team”
Our latest guest post focuses on a new project funded by the Eaga Charitable Trust, and co-ordinated by Harriet Thomson and Dr Carolyn Snell at the University of York. Until April 2014, they will conduct a collaborative study of fuel poverty measurement in Europe by developing a pilot survey of fuel poverty in eight EU MemberContinue reading “Introducing … “Fuel poverty measurement in Europe: a pilot study””
I have just returned from the Annual Conference of the Royal Geographical Society, which, once again, has been replete with energy-themed events. The Energy Geographies Working Group sponsored a total of 15 sessions; this means that, just as in 2012, it was possible to go to an energy session in every slot at the conference!Continue reading “Energy geographies at the RGS-IBG annual conference: Reflections”
Visitors to this site may be interested in this recently-issued call for papers, which aims to gather contributions that would explore the different ways in which energy flows and formations are interconnected with wider geophysical and social landscapes.
Continuing our previous discsussion about the (de)politicization of energy policy, this month’s last guest contribution takes a closer look at the current political and energy crisis in Bulgaria. It is written by Ralisa Hiteva – an energy geographer at the School of Environment and Development at the University of Manchester, whose doctoral research titled GeographiesContinue reading “Guest contribution – Untangling the puzzle of energy policy in Bulgaria”