A research group of the Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers)
EnGRG dissertation prize 2018/19
The EnGRG committee would like to congratulate Chris Woolmington (University of Manchester), Ellie Glynn (University of Liverpool) and Dan Chester (Lancaster University) for winning first, second and third prize, respectively, in our 2019 Undergraduate Dissertation Prize.
Chris’s dissertation was entitled “Shale at the Local Scale: Energy (In)Justice, Democracy and Resistance in Ellesmere Po...
2020 RGS-IBG Annual International Conference, London: Call for session proposals for sponsorship by the EnGRG - deadline 10 January
2 Dec 2019
The call for sessions and papers for the 2020 RGS-IBG Annual International Conference is now open. We invite session proposals from those who wish their session to be sponsored/co-sponsored by the Energy Geographies Research Group.
The conference will take place at the Royal Geographical Society in London, from Tuesday 1 to Friday 4 September 2020. The conference will be chaired by Professor Uma Kothari (University of Manchester) with the theme b...
EnGRG Undergraduate Dissertation Prize 2018-2019
17 June 2019
The RGS-IBG Energy Geographies Research Group is again running its Undergraduate Dissertation Prize for the academic year 2018-2019. The prize is awarded for best dissertation in the broad field of energy geographies. The winner will receive a prize of £80, runner-up £40 and third place £25. The dissertations will also be published on the EnGRG website.
The dissertation should be for the 2018-19 academic year and be written in English...
EnGRG writing retreat, 9-11 July 2019
2 April 2019
Come and write with us! RGS-IBG Energy Geographies Research Group invites you to attend: A Structured Social Writing Retreat
12.30pm Tuesday 9th – 1.30pm Thursday 11th July 2019
Gladstone’s Library in Hawarden, Flintshire, North Wales
Two post-grad bursaries for RGS-IBG Mid-term conference in Manchester (deadline 8 Mar)
26 Feb 2019
The Energy Geographies Research Group will award two bursaries of up to £65 for postgraduates attending the Mid-term conference over 24-25 April 2019. We welcome candidates whose research interests are focused around any issues relating to energy geographies. Successful candidates will be required to write a short blog post about their experience of the conference for the Energy Geographies Research Group website. Priority will be given to candid...
We're delighted to announce 10 sessions which will be sponsored by the Energy Geographies Research Group at RGS-IBG 2019, in London. Details of the sessions/calls for papers below:
1) Just transitions? Examining the whole systems implications and impacts of low-carbon energy transitions
2) The Politics of the Megawatts: Electricity and the Geographies of State-Building
3) Mapping the new spatialities of electricity infrastructure in the energy tran...
2019 RGS-IBG Annual International Conference, London: Call for session proposals for sponsorship by the EnGRG - deadline 11 January
5 Dec 2018
The call for sessions and papers for the 2019 RGS-IBG Annual International Conference is now open. We invite session proposals from those who wish their session to be sponsored/co-sponsored by the Energy Geographies Research Group.
The conference will take place at the Royal Geographical Society in London, from Wednesday 28 to Friday 30 August 2019, with pre-conference events on Tuesday 27 August 2019. The conference will be chaired by Professor...
EnGRG dissertation prize 2017/18
5 Dec 2018
The EnGRG committee would like to congratulate Sophie Collard (University of Nottingham), Nina Litman-Roventa (University of Leeds) and Jane Hardy-Jones (Lancaster University) for winning first, second and third prize, respectively, in our 2018 Undergraduate Dissertation Prize.
Sophie’s dissertation was entitled “Beyond the energy ladder: Investigating the barriers to cookstove adoption and fuel choice in Malawi”. The committee highlighted how th...
EnGRG co-hosting Energy Policy ECR masterclass, 10 Dec, Cambridge
22 Oct 2018
How do energy policymakers and policy workers regard social sciences and humanities (SSH) research? What strategies are there for establishing dialogue with those working on energy policy? Why should all this be of interest to PhD and early career researchers?
This one-day masterclass is free and UK travel bursaries are available (apply by 16 Nov). For a detailed programme, speaker line up, and sign up details, see the main masterclass webpage.
EnGRG Undergraduate Dissertation Prize 2017-2018
4 Jun 2018
The RGS-IBG Energy Geographies Research Group is again running its Undergraduate Dissertation Prize for the academic year 2017-2018. The prize is awarded for best dissertation in the broad field of energy geographies. The winner will receive a prize of £80, runner-up £40 and third place £25. The dissertations will also be published on the EnGRG website.
The dissertation should be for the 2017-18 academic year and be written in English....
EnGRG sponsored sessions/Call for Papers at RGS-IBG Annual Conference (2018)
25 January 2018
At the forthcoming RGS-IBG Annual International Conference, to be held at Cardiff University from Tuesday 28 to Friday 31 August 2018, EnGRG will be (co)sponsoring 10 sessions:
1. Rural Energy Transitions: Ruralising low-carbon energy and energising rural geographies
2. Thinking through connections: telecoupled transformations of urban food and energy systems
3. Regional geographies of electricity: interrogating state territorialities from the pe...
RGS-IBG Annual International Conference, Cardiff 2018: Call for session proposals for sponsorship by the EnGRG - deadline 10 January
23 November 2017
The call for sessions and papers for the 2018 RGS-IBG Annual International Conference is now open. We invite session proposals from those who wish their session to be sponsored/co-sponsored by the Energy Geographies Research Group.
The conference will take place at Cardiff University in Cardiff from Tuesday 28 to Friday 31 August 2018, with workshops and opening events on Tuesday 28 August 2018. The conference will be chaired by Professor Paul Mi...
Call for Energy Geographies Research Group session proposals: RGS-IBG Annual International Conference, London 2017
8th December 2016
The call for sessions and papers for the RGS-IBG Annual International Conference is now open and we would like to invite session proposals for next year’s conference.
The conference will be held at the Royal Geographical Society and Imperial College in London. Professor Sarah Radcliffe (University of Cambridge) will chair the conference with the theme ‘decolonising geographical knowledges: opening geography out to the world’.
If you would like...
EnGRG dissertation prize 2015/16
22 September 2016
The EnGRG committee would like to congratulate Emily Ellis from the University of St Andrews, on winning the best undergraduate dissertation competition with her research on domestic heat demand in Glasgow.
In making this choice, the committee highlighted how Emily's dissertation presented a very clear and novel contribution to the geographies of heating demand, and was methodologically sophisticated. Additionally, the committee were impressed...
Nominations For Committee Membership Now Open
02 August 2016
The EnGRG have a number of exciting positions available on our committee. These are: Secretary, Treasurer, Postgraduate Representative (we are happy for this latter position to be shared across two postgrads).
In early December, postgraduate and early career researchers from the energy geography community were given an exciting opportunity to attend a career event co-sponsored by the Royal Geographical Society’s Energy Geographies Research Group and UKERC. During this two-day event, participants heard from leading energy geography experts on a number of themes, ranging from understanding the requirements of a research or teaching career in UK higher ed...
Early Career Workshop on 'Energy infrastructure: security, environment and social conflict'
15 Mar 2016
Call for Participants
A workshop aimed at Early Career Researchers in Turkey and the UK
funded under the Newton-Katip Çelebi Fund Researcher Links scheme and co-organised by Boğaziçi University and Durham University
ISTANBUL, JUNE 27th to JULY 1st 2016
Deadline for applications - April 15th 2016
New energy infrastructure is key to addressing the challenge of securing reliable, affordable and environmentally...
Call for Papers RGS-IBG 2016: Sessions sponsored by the Energy Geographies Research Group
22 Jan 2016
We are delighted to announce the sessions sponsored by the EnGRG for the RGS-IBG Annual International Conference 2016, Royal Geographical Society in London, from Tuesday 30 August to Friday 2 September 2016.
Please follow the links to see the calls for papers and further details.
RGS-IBG: Call for sessions for the energy geographies research group
10th Dec 2015
The Energy Geographies Research Group (EnGRG) invites proposals at the RGS-IBG Annual International Conference 2016 being held at The Royal Geographical Society (with Institute if British Geographers) in London from Wednesday 31 August to Friday 2 September 2016. Professor Peter Jackson will chair the conference with the theme ‘Nexus Thinking’.
“The aim of nexus thinking is to address the interdependencies, tensions and trade-offs between differe...
PhD Studentship: Domesticating heat networks: the socio-technical realities of low carbon heat
10th Dec 2015
Applications are invited for a 3 year EPSRC PhD Studentship
Dr Karen Bickerstaff and Prof Patrick Devine-Wright (Geography, College of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Exeter)
Closing Date: 4th January
Research concerned with decarbonising the UK energy system has traditionally been focused on the innovation and diffusing of low carbon and energy efficient technologies, with far more limited attention given to...
Postgraduate and Early Career Researcher Workshop for Energy Geographers 7th-8th December 2015
2nd Dec 2015
We're looking forward to seeing you all at the Energy Geographies Research Group postgraduate and early careers researcher workshop on Monday 7th Dec. Click here to access the workshop booklet - it has everything you need to know about the workshop including biographies, the programme and travel details.
NEW: Postgraduate and Early Career Researcher Workshop for Energy Geographers 7th-8th December 2015
31st August 2015
As promised, the Committee of the Energy Geographies Research Group are pleased to announce their rescheduled workshop, this is an exciting opportunity for postgraduate and early career researchers interested in energy-related research and teaching.
Deadline for registration: Friday 20th November 2015
We are hosting a workshop at the University of York, Heslington West campus on the 7-8th December 2015 that will address several key research and t...
Community Energy Dialogue linked to RGS conference in Exeter
14th July 2015
Exeter Community Energy, in partnership with the University of Exeter, invite you to an event “The Future of Community Energy” taking place during the RGS-IBG (Weds 2nd Sept, 6.30pm Meeting Room, Stephens Scown Solicitors, Curzon House). Please see the attached leaflet for further details.
Funded PhD Studentship in electrification of transport and natural capital
7th July 2015
Applications are invited for a 3 year NERC PhD Studentship linked to the project ‘ADVENT (ADdressing Valuation of Energy and Nature Together)’.
University of Aberdeen - Environmental & Biological Sciences/ The Centre for Transport Research
Dr Astley Hastings & Professor Jillian Anable Closing Date: Friday 31st July 2015
Only open to UK nationals (or EU students who have been resident in the UK for at least three...
Postgraduate and Early Career Researcher Workshop for Energy Geographers
5th June 2015
Unfortunately we have had to postpone this workshop. We will give you details about when it will be re-scheduled here soon. Keep an eye on twitter for updates too.
Research Fellow position: The Global Energy group at Warwick Business School
23rd June 2015
Fixed Term for 2 years
Warwick Business School, University of Warwick
The Global Energy group at Warwick Business School (WBS) is seeking to fill a 24 month full-time Research Fellow post related to Professor Bradshaw’s involvement in the UKERC Resources and Vectors research theme. The post is related to a sub-programme of research on the quantitative and qualitative scenarios for gas markets in the future. The quantitative aspect...
Call For Papers: Interdisciplinary Research On Energy Transitions (PG Conference)
9th June 2015
Monday, 5th of October 2015, 9.00am – 7:30pm
Council Chamber, Glamorgan Building, Cardiff University, King Edward VII Avenue, Cardiff, CF10 3WT
Beyond oil: Geographies of climate and energy transformation – Bergen, Norway, 21-22 Oct 2015
5th June 2015
Call for papers - Beyond oil: Geographies of climate and energy transformation
Conference at the University of Bergen, Norway, October 21 and 22, 2015
Society is inevitably moving beyond oil. The challenge of climate change is well recognized, renewable energy technologies are increasingly important in energy systems, and sustainability has become a critical parameter for urban and regional planning. Even though most agree that the observed proce...
Funded PhD Studentship in low carbon vehicle ownership
23rd Mar 2015
Fully funded ESRC PhD studentship “The dynamics of household low carbon vehicle ownership and use”
School of Geosciences, Department of Geography and Environment, University of Aberdeen Supervised by Professor Jillian Anable and Dr Caitlin Cottrill
Application deadline: Sunday 5th April, 2015
This funded three year ESRC studentship (funded for EU citizens only) will focus on what happens to mobility patterns and energy demand in the home once a...
New book series: Progressive Energy Policy Pivots – Call for Proposals
9th Feb 2015
Palgrave Macmillan are very pleased to announce the launch of a new book series, called ‘Progressive Energy Policy Pivots’ (PEPPs) and the call for proposals.
This new series is progressive in two ways:
Firstly, the pivot is a new publishing format that is quite a bit shorter than a book (25,000 to 50,000 words), is quicker to turnaround, and is also REF-able;
Secondly, the series seeks to be pivotal in nature by improving our understandi...
Call for Papers RGS-IBG 2015: Sessions sponsored by the Energy Geographies Working Group
22 Jan 2015
We are delighted to announce the sessions sponsored by the EGWG for the RGS-IBG Annual Conference 2015, University of Exeter, 2-4 September.
Please follow this link to see the calls for papers and further details. EGWG sponsored sessions: call for papers
Transnational Energy Investments in the South (Deadline: 12th Feb) Co-sponsored by the Economic Geography Research Group. Session convenors: Jon Phillips (King’s College London) and Marcus Pow...