EnGRG dissertation prize 2018 winners announced
20 Dec 2018
The EnGRG committee would like to congratulate the winners of their 2018 Undergraduate Dissertation Prize.
The winners were as follows:
1) Sophie Collard (University of Nottingham) "Beyond the energy ladder: Investigating the barriers to cookstove adoption and fuel choice in Malawi". The committee highlighted how this excellent work combined rigorous methods with insightful critical analysis. In making a powerful critique of the ‘energy ladder’ model, it has made an important contribution to debates around energy poverty. To read Sophie’s dissertation, please click here.
2) Nina Litman-Roventa (University of Leeds) “Shaking up the old order? Clean-energy start-ups’ role and partnerships for a low-carbon future in Germany and the United Kingdom”. This was an ambitious and well-executed study. The committee was particularly impressed with the way Nina used her results to engage with theoretical work on the geographies of energy transitions.To read Nina’s dissertation, please click here.
3) Jane Hardy-Jones (Lancaster University) “‘What’s the fracking problem?’ An investigation into the social acceptance of shale gas fracking in Fylde, North West England”. This study impressively combined multiple methods into a coherent piece of work. It displays a sophisticated level of analytical and critical skills, particularly through its connection to work on environmental justice. You can read Jane’s dissertation by clicking here.
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