Blog: Jan 2018

Highlights of the Understanding Sustainable Energy Solutions conference

23 January 2018

Around 90 delegates from a wide range of countries were welcomed to the Understanding Sustainable Energy Solutions (USES) conference , held in Nakuru, Nairobi from 6th - 9th December 2017, for three days of discussions, debates and community project visits.

USES is the EPSRC/DFID funded research programme that aims to further understanding of sustainable energy solutions to poverty-related and low-carbon energy issues in the Global South. This programme brings together 13 projects...

Five Questions: Solar Waste? A brief conversation with Declan Murray, University of Edinburgh

23 January 2018
Five Quick Questions Series

One of the most interesting things about working for the LCEDN is undoubtedly the many conversations we hold with researchers and practitioners who are currently grappling with all manner of issues related to Low Carbon Energy and International Development. In this new series of ‘Five Quick Questions’ blog posts, we want to share some of these conversations, introducing you to the people we meet and the issues they are concerned with or curious...

How off-grid solar contributes to resilience

22 January 2018

Here, Andrew Scott and Leah Worrall of the Overseas Development Institute discuss how off-grid solar contributes to resilience. This blog post accompanies their recently published working paper on off-grid solar and resilience .

The world’s off-grid solar industry convenes in Hong Kong this week, for the...

The Role of Capacity Building in Energy Access

17 January 2018

We are delighted to feature the second blog that Tonny Kukeera has written, providing an overview of the research that he is completing during the three month placement on sustainable energy 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 the second Africa-EU Symposium on Renewable Energy Research and Innovation (...