Energy, Society and Place Research Unit

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

Projects

Ongoing ESPRU projects include:

A just culture? Exploring risk management in the railway industry, 2010-2011, funded by The Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education, PI: John Walls.

Accelerating and disseminating methodological innovation in energy research (ADMIER), 2011-2012, funded by the EPSRC, PI: Stefan Bouzarovski. This project aims to engender interdisciplinary co-operation among computer scientists and social geographers, by organising a series of socio-technical research ‘experiments’ and cross-disciplinary events.

Bridging knowledge systems for pro-poor management of ecosystem services (BKS), 2011-2013,  funded by the ESPA (NERC/ESRC/DfiD) programme (Dan van der Horst is one of the Co-Is). Check out the project website for further information.

Delivering offshore electricity to the EU: spatial planning for offshore renewable energies and electricity grid insfrastructures in an integrated EU Maritime Policy (SEANERGY 2020), 2010-2012, funded by Intelligent Energy Europe (Dan van der Horst is one of the Co-Is).  Check out the project website for further information.

Energy use among young adults (ENYA), 2011-2012, funded by the Cheshire Lehmann Fund, PI: Stefan Bouzarovski. This project examines the manner in which housing career and energy use patterns are intertwined in the case of young flat-sharing adults at the point of moving into independent accommodation.

Energy policy risks and spatial development in Central and Eastern Europe, 2008-2012, funded by the Czech Ministry of Education via Charles University in Prague, PI: Stefan Bouzarovski. This broad-based research programme investigates the embeddedness of energy decision-making in economic, geopolitical and institutional landscapes.

Future resilient transport networks (FUTURENET): This four year project is jointly funded by the EPSRC and ESRC (Lee Chapman is one of the Co-Is). Its overall aim is to assess the nature of the UK transport system in 2050, both in terms of its physical characteristics and its usage, and identify the shape of the transport network in 2050 that will be most resilient to climate change. Check out the project website for further information.

Investigating residential and business energy consumption via student-led action research. This is a Departmental Teaching Development Grant funded by the Higher Education Academy. It will run throughout 2012 and the first half of 2013. PI: Stefan Bouzarovski; Co-Is: Rosie Day, Peter Lee, Saska Petrova.

The geopolitical economy of global gas governance, 2011-2013, funded by the UK Energy Research Centre (Stefan Bouzarovski is one of the Co-Is). The central aim of this project is to explore the power relations, market structures and regulatory practices associated with global gas supply chains.

Thermocron iButtons: building a thermal imaging lab, 2011, Annual Giving Programme Distribution, Birmingham, PI: Stefan Bouzarovski; Co-Is: Rosie Day and Oleg Golubchikov. This project has helped build a Thermal Sensing Lab at GEES.

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