Research visit to DEMAND Centre, UK
Apr
16
to Jun 4

Research visit to DEMAND Centre, UK

The E-practices research team (Sanneke Kloppenburg, Nick Verkade, Robin Smale) makes an extended research visit to the DEMAND Centre, Lancaster, United Kingdom. Sanneke, Nick, and Bas van Vliet will first attend the DEMAND International Conference, 13-15 April 2016.

The preliminary plan for the research visit is from 16th of April until the 4th of June. This period is split into three, with Nick, Sanneke and Robin each taking several weeks to conduct research on new energy practices and configurations surrounding energy storage. 

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First Asian Energy Conference and Visiting Researcher
Nov
2
to Nov 6

First Asian Energy Conference and Visiting Researcher

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Robin attends the First Asian Energy Conference: Smart Grids, Sustainability Transition, and Innovation in Governance, in Hong Kong on November 2nd, upon invitation by the Asian Energy Studies Centre.  He will present his own research as well as that of some of his colleagues' in a presentation titled: “Smart Grids, Information Flow, and Emerging Domestic Energy Practices: The Dutch Experience and Implications for China”. 

After the conference, Robin is invited to stay for the remainder of the week as the Asian Energy Studies Centre's first visiting research scholar. During that week, he will give a lunch seminar titled "Domestic energy consumption in perspective".

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Presentation at 12th ESA conference in Prague
Aug
25
to Aug 28

Presentation at 12th ESA conference in Prague

Robin Smale and Bas van Vliet will present the first E-practices paper in Prague at the annual ESA conference. Our abstract has been accepted as of April 1st. Our ongoing research concerns the role of households in smart grids and the processes of change occurring in domestic energy practices as a result of the roll-out of smart grid innovations. Keep an eye on the website for updates on our research progress.

The theme of the 12th conference of the European Sociological Association (ESA) is “Differences, Inequalities and Sociological Imagination.” In accordance with this theme, RN12 will critically focus on the environmental dimensions of contemporary inequalities and justice issues as well as the sociological imagination to fathom new ways of conceptualizing human development in the natural environment.

More information: http://programme.esa12thconference.eu/presentation/3019

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DEMAND Summer School
Jul
14
to Jul 17

DEMAND Summer School

Nick and Robin will attend the DEMAND Summer School from 14-16th of July! The Summer School, titled Peaks, Sites and Cycles, is hosted at Lancaster University in the UK and will include a camping trip to the nearby Lake District.

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First meet-up of the URSES research programme
May
28
8:00 AM08:00

First meet-up of the URSES research programme

On Thursday 28th of May 2015 there will be the first meeting for all people involved in the Uncertainty Reduction in Smart Energy Systems (URSES) research programme. The meeting consists of two parts. In the morning a workshop will be organized specifically for the PhD students and postdocs of the URSES projects. For the afternoon session (from 12.30 hour) all researchers involved in the URSES projects and the representatives of Shell are invited to join the meeting. The afternoon session will take place from 12.30-17.00 hours.

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