The 16th – 22nd September 2018 marks the annual European Mobility Week. The Dutch city of Nijmegen, which is the 2018 European Green Capital, will hold a week of events promoting sustainable mobility. The week will culminate in a public ‘innovation festival’, presenting mobility innovations and exploring the future of zero-emission mobility. SILCI’s Laurie Kerr got to experience the opening festival. This took place on what is […]
Our newest member of the SILCI research team, Emilie Vrain, recently attended the Sunbelt conference in Utrecht, The Netherlands. Sunbelt (originally held in places such as Hawaii and Florida, giving rise to it’s name) is an annual event to bring together social scientists, mathematicians, computer scientists, ethnologists, public health experts and many others, who all […]
After two days ensconced with members of the public eliciting their perceptions of consumer-facing low-carbon innovations, the SILCI team adjourned to the pub for a well earned drink. (Please note: No public research funding was spent on this activity!). As well as generating reams of data, the workshops were an important reminder to us researchers […]
Emma Cassar is currently attending the Transport Research Arena Conference in Vienna which is being co-organised by the European Commission. SILCI is funded by the European Research Council and was invited to present at the event. Emma gave a short talk on Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) as one of the potential disruptive low carbon innovations being covered […]
Charlie Wilson joined colleagues from the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) in Lisbon to present new research on rapidly transforming energy systems using small-sized, modular, distributed technologies scaled to user needs. The team also found time to analyse the potential impacts of climate change on a key Portuguese industry: wine making!
Charlie Wilson travelled to Portugal to present findings from the SILCI project at a conference on ‘Rapid and Deep Decarbonisation’ in Viseu, an old city of 250,000 inhabitants in the middle of the country. The conference was opened by the city mayor who presented a compelling vision of Viseu as a smart city of the […]
Charlie Wilson gave a talk on disruptive low carbon innovation at the biennial Summer Study of the European Council for an Energy Efficient Economy. The talk was based on a longer conference paper examining the relevance of Christensen’s ideas on disruptive innovation for sustainable energy. The full paper is available here; slides from the talk […]
Around 20 participants of the European Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ECEEE) Summer Study gave up an hour of their time on a sunny afternoon by the sea to come and discuss disruptive low carbon innovations. The mini-workshop focused on ranking innovations by their potential disruptiveness and their potential impact on CO2 emissions. Participants […]
Charlie Wilson gave a talk on the challenges of limiting warming to 1.5oC as part of a Climate Lab seminar series at University College Cork in Ireland. He argued that current approaches to low carbon scenarios and modelling were constrained in scope, and considered the evidence that disruptive innovations could contribute to the 1.5oC goal. You […]
The Crystal will host two workshops on disruptive low carbon innovations co-organised by the SILCI project team. The Crystal is a cutting-edge sustainable building, built by Siemens in the London Docklands. See here for more.