Research in Macedonia, Kosovo and Albania

By Stefan Bouzarovski At the beginning of April I visited Macedonia, Albania and Kosovo as part of an initial research and networking trip on the EVALUATE project. The trip highlighted some of the infrastructural issues faced by these countries in the process of post-socialist transition, which, however, vary widely according to local context. While inContinue reading “Research in Macedonia, Kosovo and Albania”

Energising the US geography conference in Los Angeles

By Stefan Bouzarovski The centrality of energy issues to contemporary geographical debates was demonstrated at this year’s Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers in Los Angeles. We have already seen a rapid increase  of energy-related discussions at the UK equivalent of the AAG Annual Meeting – the Annual International Conference of the Royal GeographicalContinue reading “Energising the US geography conference in Los Angeles”

Call for participants – Energy vulnerability seminar in Manchester

By Saska Petrova A very limited number of places are still available for this three-day seminar at the University of Manchester, which aims to lay the groundwork for conceptualizing the components, underlying factors and socio-spatial implications of energy vulnerability. The event will bring together academic researchers, policy representatives, and the third sector to consider theContinue reading “Call for participants – Energy vulnerability seminar in Manchester”

From transition to transformation

By Stefan Bouzarovski I recently gave a plenary talk titled ‘From transition to transformation’ at the RGS-IBG mid-term postgraduate conference at the University of Birmingham. The title of the talk was a response to the theme of the conference: ‘Geographical transitions’. It highlighted, inter alia, the new relevance of integrated thinking across geography, particularly in terms of theContinue reading “From transition to transformation”

Fighting fuel poverty in Europe through common action

By Stefan Bouzarovski I recently gave a plenary talk on ‘Energy poverty in Eastern and Central Europe’ at the ‘Energy Action Fuel Poverty Conference 2013‘ in Dublin, Ireland. This was a two-day event organised by the Energy Action charity, which has hosted two such gatherings to date. Much of the discussion and papers in theContinue reading “Fighting fuel poverty in Europe through common action”

The regulation of energy transitions in Europe

By Stefan Bouzarovski Earlier in March, the University of Eastern Finland in Joensuu hosted a conference titled ‘Energy Transitions: Regulation of Energy Markets and Domestic, Regional and International Levels’. In addition to the host university, the event was also organized by the Political Economy of Energy in Europe and Russia group, and the Energy LawContinue reading “The regulation of energy transitions in Europe”

Energy vulnerability factors and pathways: Towards a research agenda

By Saska Petrova Do have a look at this (currently open) call for papers for an early career researcher symposium – at the University of Manchester – focused on exploring the meanings, implications  and underlying conditions of energy vulnerability. The symposium will take place at the University of Manchester between the 21st and 22nd of May, andContinue reading “Energy vulnerability factors and pathways: Towards a research agenda”

Welcome …

… to the new blog of the EVALUATE (Energy Vulnerability and Urban Transitions in Europe) research project! The blog is authored by a group of academics led by Professor Stefan Bouzarovski at the University of Manchester. EVALUATE, which is funded by the European Research Council and will run for the next five years, involves anContinue reading “Welcome …”