Understanding the role of cities in climate transformations

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During the summer, SILCI PhD student Laurie Kerr participated in the two-week Bergen Summer Research School course “Cities in climate and energy transformations”.  This course explored the different roles cities and urban regions around the world can play in climate and energy transformations through a range of lectures, workshops, and discussions.  Laurie’s research is looking […]

Social Influence in the Adoption of Low-Carbon Consumer Innovations

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Post written by Emilie Vrain   Charlie Wilson and Emilie Vrain from the SILCI team recently presented at the virtual Sunbelt Conference hosted by the International Network for Social Network Analysis. The conference brought together researchers from a wide range of fields all studying the patterns of social interactions and structure. The SILCI team is interested in such social factors as they potentially play an important role for encouraging the adoption […]

“Widening transitions”, and participation, at the virtual NEST conference

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Laurie Kerr, a SILCI PhD researcher, recently presented at the virtual “NEST” conference (Network of Early Career Researchers in Sustainability Transitions).  The theme of this year’s conference was “widening transitions”, and saw over 70 PhD and early-career researchers participate online.  Laurie presented some of her survey findings exploring the theme of “trust” in peer-to-peer mobility innovations.  Her slides can be found here. 

Making Net Zero Work with Bloomberg New Energy Finance

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Image Attribution: Bloomberg New Energy Finance Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) is the leading market intelligence and advisory service for the energy industry. Held on Oct 19-20th in the glitz of a Hyde Park hotel, the summit agenda included keynote talks from Claire Perry (former Minister for Climate Change) and Kwasi Kwarteng (current Minister of State in BEIS), as well as a host of […]

World Social Marketing Conference

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Hazel Pettifor, Senior Researcher within the SILCI team presented her work on low carbon innovation attributes in a poster session at the World Social Marketing Conference in Edinburgh 5th/6th June 2019. A link to the poster can be found here. The conference brought together world renowned social marketing academics and practitioners including many working within […]

SILCI goes to Utrecht, the Netherlands

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Laurie Kerr, a SILCI PhD researcher, recently participated the 6th International Workshop on the Sharing Economy, held in Utrecht, the Netherlands.    The 3 day event brought together over 100 attendees from academia, local government, and businesses.  During the series of thematic parallel sessions, participants shared and discussed their insights into different themes of sharing economy, including the roles […]

Empowering women in energy

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Written by Emilie Vrain The UK Energy Research Centre funded an initiative which provided an opportunity for 30 women working in the broad field of decarbonisation of energy, from different regions, nationalities, disciplines, and varying career stages, to collaborate in small groups and prepare a proposal for seed funding during a two-day residential writing retreat […]