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Supergen Bioenergy Conference, March 2017, University of Manchester: Call for Papers closes 16th September

The SUPERGEN Bioenergy Hub has been funded by the EPSRC to bring together the academic, industrial and policy communities to focus on sustainable bioenergy development. In March 2017, they are running an international bioenergy conference which will showcase and connect the best of the UK’s bioenergy research internationally as well as bringing together the full […]

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Rewriting the Textbook for African Power Utilities – September 15th, London

Fast growing countries in Africa often have national electricity grids that are stressed financially and technically in ways that do not satisfy some traditionally used assumptions and methods. There is a need in some cases to create new methods and theories to deal effectively with design, operation, and upgrading of these systems. Participants are invited […]

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Nepal After the Earthquake: Energy Update

Nepal After the Earthquake: Energy Update

Posted by · on August 09, 2016 · in News · with 0 Comments

Matthew Herington, Yuwan Malakar, Long Seng To, Niraj Subedi and Yacob Mulugetta   In April 2015, a catastrophic earthquake and a series of aftershocks crippled human lives, livelihoods and Nepal’s developing economy. As a result, approximately 9,000 Nepalese lost their lives and more than 22,000 people were injured. Additionally, half a million homes have been […]

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Reflections on Energy in Anthropology: Thoughts on ASA16 – Durham University 4 – 7 July 2016

Energy was on the table at the just concluded 2016 Association of Social Anthropologists Conference, as it has been in recent times with the reality of the fall in oil prices, dangers of climate change and a growing focus on the transition to a less carbon intensive future. Energy as a theme, however had to […]

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New Opportunities at Practical Action

Practical Action is about to embark on both the second phase of the Moving Energy Initiative (http://practicalaction.org/moving-energy-initiative-launch), which they are working on with GVEP, UNHCR, NRC and Chatham House, and preparation of the next edition of their flagship publication, the Poor People’s Energy Outlook (http://policy.practicalaction.org/policy-themes/energy/poor-peoples-energy-outlook).   They are looking for one or two people with […]

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Webinar: Addressing Energy Governance: Questions of Scale and Scope (July 18th)

Our next Webinar with Smart Villages is taking place on Monday July 18th between 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM BST This webinar brings together researchers working on energy governance issues from a range of projects funded under two different DFID initiatives. These initiatives are the EPSRC/DFID/DECC funded Understading Sustainable Energy Solutions (USES) programme whose 13 […]

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Hot Off the Press: Neoliberal energy transitions in the South: Kenyan experiences

Peter Newell and Jon Phillips have published a really interesting perspective on recent energy transitions in Kenya in the latest edition of Geoforum. Highlights• Energy transitions in the South occur within a global political economic context.• Neoliberal reforms in Kenya have enabled new conventional and renewable energy investments.• New energy systems that can serve existing […]

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Agricultural residue gasification for low-cost, low-carbon decentralized power: An empirical case study in Cambodia

The latest edition of Applied Energy has an interesting article by John Filed and his colleagues comparing experiences of four rice gasification projects in Cambodia. Highlights • Four operating small-scale distributed gasification power systems were observed. • System carbon and energy balance, profitability, and GHG performance were assessed. • Best systems mitigated >1 MgCO2eq (Mg […]

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DFID Announce Tendering Process for Transforming Energy Access Programme Coordination

DFID has just announced that the call to competition for delivery of the services under the Transforming Energy Access Programme is now open on the DFID supplier portal (https://supplierportal.dfid.gov.uk/selfservice/) accessible by searching for under Ref. 7621 All competition and supplementary documents are available on the portal. Expressions of Interest to Negotiate are invited with the […]

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