Upcoming Events: “Cultural Politics of Climate Change” + “Energy Transition pathways” #Manchester Thurs 19th Feb

Two events at University of Manchester promise to be excellent think-fodder next Thursday, 19th February.

From 2pm there’s a seminar on “the Cultural Politics of Climate Change” by Matthew Paterson, now at the University of Ottawa (see biog here). It’s at room 10.05 of the Harold Hankins Building.

Then, from 4.30pm,  “Tyndall Manchester would like to invite you to attend the first talk in our new seminar series ‘Transition pathways for a UK low carbon electricity future’ by Dr. Tim Foxon, Reader in Sustainability and Innovation at the Sustainability Research Institute, School of Earth and Environment at the University of Leeds on Thursday 19th February (room C1, George Begg Building, Sackville Street).”

 

Transition pathways for a UK low carbon electricity future

Dr. Tim Foxon, Reader in Sustainability and Innovation at the Sustainability Research Institute, School of Earth and Environment at the University of Leeds (biography attached)

This research explores the roles of actors and governance framings in a low carbon transition, by developing and analysing scenarios or pathways to a low carbon electricity future, as well as potential branching points along these pathways. Pathways under market-led, government-led and civil society-led framings have been analysed (see special issue of Energy Policy), and further research is exploring the changes in technologies, institutions, business strategies and user practices that would be needed to realise these transition pathways, including potential new institutional arrangements for a civil society-led pathway.

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One Response to Upcoming Events: “Cultural Politics of Climate Change” + “Energy Transition pathways” #Manchester Thurs 19th Feb

  1. Sam Gunsch says:

    Some related stuff about low carbon transition. Pathways, models.

    From this Farrell guy. As good as it gets in USA. At least the best I can see.

    http://ilsr.org/unveiling-pillars-energy-democracy/

    Unveiling the Five Pillars of Energy Democracy
    John Farrell

    Exciting changes are on the horizon for our century-old utility structure as solar power, energy storage, and electric vehicles open new avenues for utility customers to produce their own power and control their energy use. Utilities are scrambling to remain relevant in this technological firestorm, and energy wonks are envisioning a new business model––Utility 2.0––that keeps utilities afloat as their customers “cut the cord.”

    This presentation (delivered as a webinar on February 5, 2015) suggests we seize this transformational moment––and the $364 billion in annual electricity revenue – to push beyond Utility 2.0 to 3.0, to energy democracy.

    The presentation includes an exclusive conversation with utility regulator, legislator, and energy adviser Ellen Anderson, director of the University of Minnesota Energy Transition Lab. Watch the webinar video below, or scroll further to page through the slides. Click to read the report that inspired the conversation.

    http://ilsr.org/unveiling-pillars-energy-democracy/

    John Farrell directs the Energy Self-Reliant States and Communities program at the Institute for Local Self-Reliance and he focuses on energy policy developments that best expand the benefits of local ownership and dispersed generation of renewable energy.

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