This proposal aims to further interdisciplinary research collaborations around the question of how to develop whole systems energy waste pathways in relation to solar plus storage energy systems.
Through a 6 month networking process built around 3 workshops in the UK, India and Sub-Saharan Africa, and the collaborative production of interdisciplinary working papers, this project will bring together relevant UK research communities around battery development, environmental impact of energy materials and the governance of political economies of waste and recycling – and connect these to existing solar and battery recycling economies and waste infrastructures in India and Sub-Saharan Africa.
Although interdisciplinary approaches are increasingly called for by major research funders, the relatively short period between call announcement and deadline for submitting applications on large research proposals puts early career researchers at a disadvantage, as developing interdisciplinary research proposals is a time consuming process, particularly across borders. Emphasis on female and early career involvement will enable in particular new voices to begin collaborating on the forming of future research consortia prior to calls being made.
Research Associate in the Department of Anthropology, Durham University
University of Kota, India
Strathmore University, Kenya
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Research Report 11 Jul 2019
Regen has run the Solar Commission, a project that has been set up as part of the UKERC Whole Systems Network Fund. This report presents the conclusions of the Commission.
This report explores the current state of gender balance in UK energy research. Researchers looked at the data and talked to female energy researchers about their experience of securing research funding.
by Long Seng To 03 Oct 2019
Many low-income countries are vulnerable to natural hazards, long-term processes of ecological degradation, and global climate change. Project lead Long Seng To, of Loughborough University, writes, with an accompanying short film.
Heating engineers are absolutely central to heating in the UK and are therefore going to be a huge part of the UK’s heat transformation (if it happens), writes Richard Lowes.
A collaboration between charity 10:10 Climate Action and professors at Manchester Metropolitan University, a game based on the real life challenges involved in heat decarbonisation has now been launched.
Blog 09 May 2019
In one of the latest Whole Systems Networking Fund events, the IVUGER network hosted a writing retreat. With the network growing, it was a resounding success...
by Grant Wilson 28 Mar 2019
As we approach the end of this year’s teaching, we are counting down to the inaugural TeachEnergy workshop to start to create a community of practice around teaching energy.
Networking Fund Event, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM, 24 October 2019
Centre for Sustainable Technologies, Ulster University, Belfast, United Kingdom
Networking Fund Event, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM, 16 September 2019
IVUGER, London South Bank University, United Kingdom
Networking Fund Event, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM, 9 July 2019
Regen, House of Lords, Houses of Parliament, Parliament Square, London, United Kingdom
Networking Fund Event, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM, 12 June 2019
Centre for Sustainable Technologies, Loughview Suite, Floor H, Block 8 Ulster University Shore Road, Newtownabbey, United Kingdom
Networking Fund Event, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, 21 May 2019
University of Birmingham, Murray Learning Centre, Building R28,University of Birmingham, United Kingdom