Energy, Society and Place Research Unit

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Birmingham

Stefan Bouzarovski delivers guest lectures at College of Europe

ESPRU co-ordinator Stefan Bouzarovski delivered two guest lectures at events organised by the College of Europe in Bruges. In September, he spoke about energy security in the European Union at … Continue reading

09/11/2012 · Leave a comment

Upcoming conference sessions on ‘Politicising energy consumption’

ESPRU members Stefan Bouzarovski and Rosie Day will co-organise a group of sessions on ‘Politicising energy consumption’ at the forthcoming Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers. The other … Continue reading

28/10/2012 · Leave a comment

New major research project to focus on digital technologies and low carbon lifestyles

Dan van der Horst and Rosie Day have won EPSRC funding for a five-year research project in conjunction with Coventry University. Starting in December 2012 and with an overall budget … Continue reading

17/10/2012 · 2 Comments

ESPRU researcher recognised among world’s top 25

Komalirani Yenneti has been selected as one of the 25 winning scientists out of 403 applications from 69 countries in the Green Talents-2012 competition by the German Federal Ministry of Education … Continue reading

14/10/2012 · Leave a comment

Short report and photos from the workshop on ‘Evaluating local residential and business energy consumption’ now available

A brief narrative report with photos from the workshop on ‘Evaluating local residential and business energy consumption’ that took place in Birmingham on the 20th of September 2012 is now … Continue reading

01/10/2012 · Leave a comment

ESPRU doctoral researchers obtain funding to host Energy Security Challenges and Transitions Symposium

Rachel Mulhall and Komali Yenneti have been successful in attaining funding from the Midlands Energy Graduate School to host a series of paper sessions, workshops and poster presentations on Energy … Continue reading

27/09/2012 · Leave a comment

Komalirani Yenneti wins poster prize

Komalirani Yenneti received a prize for her poster titled ‘Social Systems Perspective: Solar Energy Implementation in India’, presented at the Third Annual Conference of the Midlands Energy Graduate School. The … Continue reading

20/09/2012 · Leave a comment

Workshop on ‘Evaluating local residential and business energy consumption’ – 20th of September

ESPRU is announcing a workshop under the auspices of the InTreAct project (InvesTigating Residential and business energy consumption via student-led Action research). It aims to introduce the capabilities developed by … Continue reading

18/09/2012 · Leave a comment

Komalirani Yenneti attends Summer Academy on Energy and Environment

ERPRU’s Komalirani Yenneti has just returned from the Ninth International Summer Academy on Energy and the Environment at Greifswald and Berlin, Germany. The event, which took place between the 21st and … Continue reading

31/07/2012 · Leave a comment

Stefan Bouzarovski participates in ‘New Optimists’ roundtable discussion on the future of distributed energy

ESPRU co-ordinator Stefan Bouzarovski recently took part in an expert roundtable organised by the New Optimists Forum in Birmingham. It focused on the future economic and social implications of a … Continue reading

19/07/2012 · Leave a comment

ESPRU’s John Walls authors widely-publicised policy report on nuclear power

Dr John Walls (ESPRU, GEES, University of Birmingham) is one of the authors of a recently published report by the Birmingham Policy Commission on the ‘Future of Nuclear Energy in the UK’. … Continue reading

17/07/2012 · Leave a comment

Research on fuel poverty among young adults receives significant media coverage

ESPRU’s extensive research portfolio in the sphere of energy consumption among young adults and students – mainly undertaken under the auspices of the  EnYA, ADMIER, and InTreAct projects – recently became the subject of … Continue reading

06/07/2012 · Leave a comment

ESPRU research featured at the UK’s Royal Geographical Society Annual International Conference

Three members of ESPRU presented papers at the Annual International Conference of the Royal Geographical Society, held in Edinburgh between the second and fourth of July: Stefan Bouzarovski convened a … Continue reading

06/07/2012 · Leave a comment

New ADMIER documents available for download

Two additional documents relating to the ADMIER project can now be downloaded from this website: 1. A literature review on ‘Energy consumption patterns and persuasive technologies at the household scale’ published earlier in … Continue reading

02/07/2012 · Leave a comment

Komalirani Yenneti – conference attendance and presentations

Komalirani Yenneti has been active on the conference circuit again. She attended a wide range of events over the past few months, including: The International conference of the LCEDN (Low Carbon … Continue reading

26/06/2012 · Leave a comment

Presentation slides from the ‘Coffee club on Energy Efficiency and Behaviour Research’ (7th of February, 2012)

The presentation slides from the ‘Coffee club on Energy Efficiency and Behaviour Research‘ that took place at the University of Birmingham on the 7th of February, 2012 are available online … Continue reading

26/06/2012 · Leave a comment

ESPRU launches new wiki and booklet on energy teaching in geography, earth and environmental sciences

ESPRU has created a wiki titled ‘Energy teaching in GEES‘ as part of the InTreAct project. The wiki aims to become a focal point for the growing effort to consolidate, … Continue reading

25/06/2012 · Leave a comment

INTREACT HEA coffee clubs in May 2012: A short report and presentation slides

During May 2012, ESPRU organised three ‘coffee clubs’ as part of the INTREACT project funded by the Higher Education Academy. The events were targeted at undergraduate students (particularly those in … Continue reading

22/06/2012 · Leave a comment

Presentation slides from the ‘Seminar on household energy consumption, technology and efficiency’ (7th of June, 2012)

The presentation slides from the ‘Seminar on household energy consumption, technology and efficiency’ that took place at the University of Birmingham on the 7th of June, 2012 are available online … Continue reading

21/06/2012 · Leave a comment

Short report and photos from the ‘Postgraduate symposium on household energy consumption, technology and efficiency’ (6th of June, 2012)

A short narrative report and photos from the Postgraduate symposium on household energy consumption, technology and efficiency that took place in Birmingham on the 6th of June 2012 are now … Continue reading

21/06/2012 · Leave a comment

Saska Petrova talks about ‘fuel poverty and energy consumption among young adults’ at a Birmingham City University seminar

ESPRU’s Saska Petrova gave an invited talk titled ‘Significant invisibles: Fuel poverty and energy consumption of urban young adults’ at a research seminar held at the Centre for Environment and … Continue reading

21/06/2012 · Leave a comment

Fellowships in ‘Urban resilience’ and ‘Energy storage’ now available at the University of Birmingham

More information about these highly attractive and prestigious opportunities is available here. The urban resilience priority area is summarised here.

10/06/2012 · Leave a comment

Collaborative urbanism event – announcement

Our colleagues from the School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of Birmingham are organising a workshop titled ‘The Future of Urban Development in the UK: A Multi-Disciplinary … Continue reading

06/06/2012 · Leave a comment

Programme and abstracts for the ‘Seminar on household energy consumption, technology and efficiency’ (7th June 2012) available

ESPRU is delighted to announce the programme for this one-day international conference, supported by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council under the auspices of the ADMIER project. The event … Continue reading

05/06/2012 · 3 Comments

Paper summaries and presentation slides from the ‘Postgraduate symposium on household energy consumption, technology and efficiency’ (6th June 2012) available

The paper summaries and presentation slides from the Postgraduate symposium on household energy consumption, technology and efficiency that took place in Birmingham on the 6th of June 2012 are now … Continue reading

05/06/2012 · 1 Comment

ESPRU members speak at energy teaching event

Stefan Bouzarovski and Saska Petrova gave a talk titled ‘Energising geography teaching: experiences from a student-led action research project’ at Teaching Energy Issues in GEES Disciplines, a one-day workshop at the … Continue reading

29/05/2012 · Leave a comment

Postgraduate symposium on household energy consumption, technology and efficiency, 6th of June 2012 – programme available

The symposium is funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and the Midlands Energy Graduate School and organised by the ADMIER project team (http://espru.wordpress.com/admier/) Extended abstracts for … Continue reading

25/05/2012 · 3 Comments

Call for participants: International seminar on household energy consumption, technology and efficiency

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Birmingham, 7th June 2012 Organised by the Energy, Society and Place Research Unit at the University of Birmingham Supported by the Energy … Continue reading

07/05/2012 · Leave a comment

Stefan Bouzarovski interviewed by energetika.net

An interview with ESPRU co-ordinator Stefan Bouzarovski is now available at the Slovenian-based energy portal Enegetika.net. The interview can be found at this link, and can be accessed using a … Continue reading

24/04/2012 · Leave a comment

Energy, Practices and Housing Coffee Clubs

INvesTigating REsidential and business energy consumption via student-led ACTion research (INTREACT) – funded by the Higher Education Academy   1. Built forms of Birmingham: Neighbourhood trajectories and residential environment legacies Dr … Continue reading

23/04/2012 · Leave a comment

Podcast by Stefan Bouzarovski at the Ideas lab now available

ESPRU’s co-ordinator Stefan Bouzarovski was recently interviewed by the Ideas Lab at the University of Birmingham. The podcast from the interview is available at this link.

16/04/2012 · 1 Comment

Komalirani Yenneti becomes Communication Officer of the RGS-IBG Energy Geographies Working Group

Komalirani Yenneti, a doctoral researcher at the University of Birmingham who is also a member of ESPRU, recently became the Communication Officer of the Royal Geographical Society’s Energy Geographies Working … Continue reading

31/03/2012 · Leave a comment

Peter Lee to speak at ‘Smart Energy Cities’ conference

ESPRU’s Peter Lee will give a talk titled Planning Responses to ‘Shock’ and ‘Slow-Burn’ Events: the Role of Redundancy in Regional Resilience in the UK and Japan at the Smart Energy … Continue reading

31/03/2012 · Leave a comment

Achieving social and economic sustainability through energy efficiency

Stefan Bouzarovski delivered a plenary presentation at a conference on energy efficiency organised by the Centre for Research and Policy Making in Skopje, Macedonia. The conference took place under the … Continue reading

21/03/2012 · Leave a comment

ESPRU co-ordinator discusses energy security matters with the New Statesman

Stefan Bouzarovski was recently interviewed for the New Statesman’s Perspectives on Energy series. The written interview is accompanied by an additional video interview posted on youtube: it is available at … Continue reading

15/03/2012 · Leave a comment

Inaugural ESPRU seminar today

Dr. Dana Abi Ghanem, University of Manchester: “Understanding Active Demand technology for household electricity consumption: early findings and research challenges” This event is organised jointly with the Tabula Rasa seminar series … Continue reading

05/03/2012 · Leave a comment

ESPRU doctoral researcher publishes research monograph

The outcomes of Komalirani Yenneti’s recent internship at the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies in Japan have been published in the form of a research monograph titled Carbon Finance and Decentralised … Continue reading

08/01/2012 · Leave a comment

Call for papers: Rescaling energy security in the UK

Annual Conference of the Royal Geographical Society with the Institute for British Geographers, 3rd – 5th July 2012, Edinburgh Call for Papers Rescaling energy security in the UK Organisers: Michael Bradshaw … Continue reading

22/12/2011 · Leave a comment

Conference presentation by Stefan Bouzarovski in Zagreb now available online

Click here to access Stefan Bouzarovski’s presentation at the conference on ‘Achieving Social, Environmental and Economic Sustainability through Energy Efficiency‘ held in Zagreb at the beginning of October.

20/12/2011 · Leave a comment

ESPRU members contribute to high-impact publication by the EU and the Heinrich-Boell Foundation

The Heinrich-Boell Foundation recently published an EU-supported guidebook titled Participation in Urban Climate Protection: Answers of European Municipalities. It features, inter alia, an invited chapter by Stefan Bouzarovski and Saska Petrova titled ‘Can the … Continue reading

20/12/2011 · Leave a comment

Komalirani Yenneti’s recent research presented at conferences in Taiwan and India

ESPRU’s own Komalirani Yenneti has been very active on the conference circuit recently. She presented her work at three international conferences during the last six weeks: 1. Workshop on Urban … Continue reading

20/12/2011 · Leave a comment

Read the ‘Birmingham perspective’ by Stefan Bouzarovski

This week’s ‘Birmingham perspective’ has been written by ESPRU’s Stefan Bouzarovski. Read it here

06/12/2011 · Leave a comment

Find recent ESPRU presentations on the Incluesev website

Join the website of the Interdisciplinary Cluster on Energy Systems, Equity and Vulnerability (InCluESEV) in order to access: – the slides of the plenary presentations given by Dan van der Horst, … Continue reading

05/12/2011 · Leave a comment

ESPRU research featured in Brussels and Stockholm

Stefan Bouzarovski has given a plenary talk on ‘Energy poverty in the EU’ at a DG Regio conference on ‘Cohesion policy: Investing in energy efficiency in buildings’. More information about the workshop, … Continue reading

05/12/2011 · Leave a comment
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