EEG launches call for applications for new Ethiopia country programme

16 July 2018

The DFID-Funded Energy and Econopmic Growth programme have recently announced a call for Research proposals for work in Ethiopia.

Widening energy access and securing reliable energy services is fundamental to the Government of Ethiopia’s Growth and Transformation Plan (GTP II) to transform the country into a major manufacturing hub, and to address some of the intractable development and poverty challenges the country faces.

Following consultations with key government...

Highlights from the PAUWES Research 2 Practice Forum, Algeria

7 June 2018

In this blog, PhD students Hannah Mottram (University of Sheffield) and Peter Thomas (Bristol University), provide highlights of their participation in the 2018 PAUWES Research 2 Practice Forum held from 16 to 18 April 2018 in Tlemcen, Algeria.

Participants from over 40 countries discussed the latest research in the nexus of energy, water and climate change with the overall objective of ensuring the aims of Agenda 2063 and the Sustainable Development Goals are...

Building a Solar Network

31 May 2018

We are delighted to publish the second blog written by Mariana Cover, who is undertaking a three month placement with Better Solar supporting the development of an international network working to support social and environmental justice across global solar supply chains. The placement is funded by the LCEDN and is based at the University of Edinburgh.

Mariana Cover

Building a Solar Network

Renewable energies have been promoted as one of the...

Reshaping Nepal – Developments in Renewable Energy Technologies

11 April 2018

In this blog, Farah N. Samuel, an MSc student of the Durham Energy Institute (pictured right), provides highlights from her participation in the 5th International Conference on Developments in Renewable Energy Technology 2018, Kathmandu, Nepal.

Travelling to Nepal was not a priority on my travel list this year, however, as a representative of Durham University, I was privileged to attend two conferences in Nepal, between March 28-31, 2018 on gender and energy and...

Falling in love with Kathmandu - 5th International Conference on Developments in Renewable Energy Technology 2018

10 April 2018

In this blog, Dr Jonathan Cloke (National Network Manager, LCEDN) reports on the success of the 5th International Conference on Developments in Renewable Energy Technology (ICDRET) 2018, and falling in love with Kathmandu... The main image (right) shows a wind-turbine on top of the Swayambhunath Buddhist Template in Kathmandu.

It was a motley crew from the LCEDN that made their diverse ways to Kathmandu for the ICDRET 5th conference in Kathmandu, as part of the UK...

Achieving prominence for gender in energy issues: reflections from GENI workshops held in New Delhi, India, 2-3 April 2018

5 April 2018
Gender & Energy Workshops April 2 nd & 3 rd , India Habitat Centre, New Delhi

Posted by Dr Ben Campbell, LCEDN Co-Coordinator.

Two important workshops for the LCEDN’s work on ‘Mainstreaming Gender within Energy Research’ were held this week. A wave of enthusiasm about achieving prominence for gender in energy issues followed on from the International Conference on Development of Renewable Energy Technologies in Kathmandu (March 29-31st), supported by LCEDN and hosted by...

Measuring the actual value of electricity interventions: what social indicators can tell us

4 April 2018

We are delighted to feature the third and final blog that Olufolahan Osunmuyiwa (pictured below) has written, providing an overview of the research that she has completed during her three month placement on defining social and economic ‘indicators of impact’ that can be monitored and analysed before, during and after the introduction of decentralised energy governance, with Community Energy Malawi and the University of Strathclyde.

For so long,...

ICDRET 2018 Conference, Nepal

27 March 2018
The organisation team is looking forward to welcoming delegates to the 5th International Conference for Developments in Renewable Energy Technology (ICDRET) 2018 , to be held from 29-31 March, Kathmandu, Nepal.

ICDRET 2018 will be the 5th event in the ICDRET conference series that bring together academicians, researchers, engineers and industry experts involved in multiple disciplines of Renewable Energy Technologies.

The full programme for the Conference can be viewed...

Solar Home Systems, the Internet of Things and life in Rwanda. - A brief conversation with Iwona Bisaga, University College London

19 March 2018

Here, we continue this series of ‘Five Quick Questions’ blog posts, where we share some of our conversations with researchers and practitioners who are specialising in issues related to Low Carbon Energy and International Development, and introduce the people we meet and the issues they are concerned with or curious about. If you are doing some interesting new research or if you would like to recommend someone you think we should ask Five Questions to, please contact us. ...

Can decentralised energy governance shape socio-economic and behavioural outcomes of off-grid electricity interventions? Musings from Balaka

5 March 2018

We are delighted to feature the second blog that Olufolahan Osunmuyiwa (pictured below) has written, providing an overview of the research that she is completing during her three month placement on defining social and economic ‘indicators of impact’ that can be monitored and analysed before, during and after the introduction of decentralised energy governance, with Community Energy Malawi and the University of Strathclyde.

In the last decade,...

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