Blog: Research


23 November 2018

Bangladesh, November 18 th 2018

I’d nearly forgotten about the conversation I had with our friends in the ENERGIA network about what I referred to as ‘electricity stacking’, when we rolled up in our bus to the Lohadi solar nanogrid in Mymensingh district in Bangladesh. We’d been talking about fuel stacking as an aspect of resilience and a precautionary behaviour of bottom-of-the-pyramid (BoP) households, where they persisted in using multiple energy sources for different...

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 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...


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...