1st International Conference on Energy Research and Social Science

2-5 April 2017 | Melia Sitges, Sitges (near Barcelona), Spain

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With the recent adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals by the United Nations, it is clear that in order to achieve Goal 7 (Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all), the interaction between energy and society will need to be examined in greater detail, and solutions to address the energy trilemma (security, equity, and environmental sustainability) will need to be found in concert with technological advances.

Energy for Society: 1st international conference on Energy Research & Social Science aims to examine the relationship between energy systems and society. It will cover a range of topics revolving around the intersection of energy technologies, fuels, and resources; and social processes and influences - including communities of energy users, people affected by energy production, social institutions, customs, traditions, behaviours, and policies.

The conference will include:

  1. Energy and Social Theory/Social Practice
  2. Energy Consumption and Behaviour
  3. National Energy Politics
  4. Energy Institutions and Governance
  5. Energy Equity and Justice
  6. Innovation and Timescales in National Energy Transitions
  7. Energy Transitions
  8. The Water, Food, and Energy Nexus
  9. Distributed and Community Energy
  10. Energy Affordability and Poverty
  11. Energy and the Environment
  12. Other
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Conference Speakers
  • Marilyn Brown, School of Public Policy, Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts , Georgia Tech
  • Michael Jefferson, ESCP Europe Business School, London, UK; University of Buckingham, UK
  • May Tan-Mullins, School of International Studies, The University of Nottingham Ningbo China
  • Jim Watson, Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU), University of Sussex; Director, UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC)
  • Harold Wilhite, Centre for Development and Environment, University of Oslo
  • More speakers to be announced....
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