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Conference: Bringing new voices into the energy (policy) debate

When Aug 28, 2019 09:00 AM to
Aug 30, 2019 05:00 PM
Where Annual Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) conference, in London, on 28-30 August 2019.
Contact Name Dr Rosie Robison
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Theme: What place for alternative conceptualisations of ‘society’ and for ‘less established experts’ in energy policy ‘solutions’?

Energy Geographies Research Group sponsored session at the annual Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) conference.

Session convenors: Dr Melanie Rohse (, Dr Chris Foulds (, Dr Rosie Robison ( Global Sustainability Institute, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, UK.

Co-hosts: Energy-PIECES (UKERC funded) and Energy-SHIFTS (Horizon 2020 funded)

This session aims to showcase and discuss the value of new voices to energy geography debates as well as energy policy and governance agendas. We are interested in exploring the potential and realised contributions of non-mainstream energy-related Social Sciences and Humanities (energy-SSH) research in responding to energy societal challenges.

This first session of a double session will be a paper session, for which we seek presentations that investigate the contributions that energy-SSH can make to policy challenges. 

Papers should be submitted to Rosie Robison ( and Chris Foulds ( no later than 12 midday on Wed 6 February 2019.

The second session following this will be a panel discussion with early-career researchers who have been seconded to energy policy organisations (e.g. BEIS; Energy Cities; Energy Saving Trust), as part of the Energy-PIECES project. The panellists’ will reflect on what it means for alternative SSH voices (e.g. non-economics) and less ‘established’ voices to contribute to the energy (policy) debate, with a particular focus on recommendations and implications.



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