Productive Power Use workshop, Southampton University, July 2017

3 July 2017

Blog about the workshop on Productive Power Use held in Southampton in early July 2017 by Chetanraj Dhillon and Honor Drummond.

This blog has been written by Chetanraj Dhillon (BSc(hons) Geography with Economics student, Loughborough University) and Honor Drummond (BSc(hons) Geography student, Loughborough University), who represented Loughborough University at the workshop alongside Dr Jonathan Cloke of the LCEDN (shown here giving a presentation at the workshop)....

DESIGNING ENERGY ACCESS COURSES - THE TRANSFORMING ENERGY ACCESS (TEA) LEARNING PARTNERSHIP WORKSHOP IN NAIROBI

12 August 2019

At first glance, you would have thought that conducting a transcontinental workshop on designing and developing Masters courses in energy access was not going to be an easy task, but the teams from seven universities across Africa took to the work like ducks to water, as the saying goes. Facilitated with magisterial competence by the University of Cape Town team and surrounded by the calm elegance of Strathmore University, the teams put together under the aegis of the Transforming Energy...

Feedback needed for project looking at commercial viability of bioenergy systems in Sub-Saharan Africa

23 July 2019

The Bioenergy for Sustainable Local Energy Services and Energy Access in Africa (BSEAA) programme – part of the UK Department for International Development’s Transforming Energy Access programme – is targeted at bioenergy entrepreneurs, particularly technology and project developers, as well as investors and policy makers, to examine the commercial viability of bioenergy systems in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA).

The research is designed to lead to the development of practical resources...

Five Questions: new UN Solar Specifications for classifying and reporting solar resources

23 July 2019
In this “5 quick questions” blog we introduce the new UN specification for classifying and reporting solar resources, which is currently in draft form and open for public comment. We talk to Jeremy Webb, who led the development of the document as Chair of the Solar Energy Sub-Group of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe ’s Expert Group on Resource Management ...

LCEDN team welcomes Kaitlyn Law as Summer Research Student

2 July 2019

My name is Kaitlyn Law and I will be a research student with the LCEDN team at Loughborough University for the next 11 weeks. I am currently completing my undergraduate degree in Urban Systems Geography and Political Science at McGill University in Canada. Through my studies, I have become especially interested in disaster risk management and climate change adaptation as well as issues around the political economy of energy access. I feel that with the intensifying global climate situation,...

The first sustainable waste management symposium in Africa!

25 June 2019

The first sustainable waste management symposium in Africa was held in Lagos on the 25 th and 26 th of July 2019. The event which was launched by Cranfield University in partnership with WestAfricaENRG brought together experts working in the waste and resource management, energy production and environmental engineering sector. The conference was well attended with over 200 people from industry with the permanent secretary, Mr Abiodun Bamgboye representing the Governor of Lagos State using...

THE WORK OF GRAM OORJA SOLUTIONS – A VISIT TO GRAM OORJA SOLAR GRID SITES IN PUNE, INDIA

15 May 2019

THE WORK OF GRAM OORJA SOLUTIONS – A VISIT TO GRAM OORJA SOLAR GRID SITES IN PUNE, INDIA

Visit by Practical Action (PA) Bangladesh and United International University (UIU), Bangladesh, May 15 to 20, 2019.

Background:

The Low Carbon Energy Development Network (LCEDN), the United International University (UIU) in Dhaka and the Practical Action (PA) Bangladesh country office are in the process of preparing a small community Solar Micro...

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...

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