Blog: Nov 2017

Understanding Sustainable Energy Solutions (USES) workshop to be held in Nakuru next week

29 November 2017

The LCEDN team and numerous collaborative partner organisations, government representatives and researchers from the Global South and throughout Europe will be participating in the Understanding Sustainable Energy Solutions (USES) network workshop in Nakuru, Kenya, from 7-9 December 2017. The workshop provides a timely opportunity to disseminate, review and discuss outputs and future research directions of the 13 projects comprising the USES...

Your feedback invited: new EUEI PDF study published on Energy and Climate Change Adaptation in Developing Countries

29 November 2017

Please refer to the message below from Silvia Escudero, Project Manager of the EU Energy Initiative Partnership Dialogue Facility (EUEI PDF):

Dear colleagues,

The EU Energy Initiative Partnership Dialogue Facility (EUEI-PDF) just launched a new study on Energy and Climate Change Adaptation...

Mapping synergies and trade-offs between energy and the Sustainable Development Goals: how, why, and what’s next

21 November 2017

The UCL Energy and Development Group recently published a paper on ‘Mapping synergies and trade-offs between energy and the Sustainable Development Goals’ (access the paper here ). One of the co-authors of the paper, Iwona Bisaga, a PhD student from University College London, has written the following blog about how and why this paper was written, and what's next for furthering this research area.

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Tonny Kukeera awarded placement on sustainable energy at the National University of Lesotho

20 November 2017

We are delighted to announce that Tonny Kukeera (pictured), a recent graduate of M.Sc. Energy Engineering at the Pan African University Institute of Water and Energy Sciences, has been awarded a three month academic placement opportunity on sustainable energy based at the National University of Lesotho. The placement is funded by the LCEDN in their support of the Africa-EU Renewable Energy Cooperation Programme (RECP) and the National University of Lesotho (NUL) in the organisation of...

LCEDN 6th Conference, 2017: Reflections

7 November 2017

Three sets of reflections regarding the LCEDN 6th Conference (9-11 September 2017, Durham) are provided below, the first set were written by Dr Britta Turner (LCEDN), the second set by Honor Drummond (BSc(hons) Geography student, Loughborough University) and the final set by Chetanraj Dhillon (BSc(hons) Geography with Economics student, Loughborough University).

Dr Britta Turner is a post-doctoral research associate working for the LCEDN’s Transforming Energy...

A glaring omission in India's energy policy: gender justice

7 November 2017

Our colleagues Mini Govindan and Debajit Palit of TERI , who we are working with as part of the LCEDN's collaboration with the Energia network, have recently written a fascinating blog on the gender blindness of India's New Energy Policy.

The blog also explores issues surrounding gender and energy justice, the theme of the LCEDN's sixth annual conference which was recently held in Durham where Mini was one of our invited speakers.

The full...

Ethno-engineering

7 November 2017

Following a successful workshop on ‘ethno-engineering’ at Durham University at the end of October 2017, Dr Britta Turner of the Low Carbon Energy for Development Network has been considering the term ethno-engineering; how it relates to existing understandings and articulations of the relationship between ethnography (anthropology more broadly) and engineering, and what it might have to offer both academic and non-academic stakeholders operating in the area of Low Carbon Energy in a...