Call for Papers: Smart Metering Technology & Society

Call for papers on Smart Metering Technology & Society

TEDDINET are organising a special issue in the journal of Technology Analysis & Strategic Management (TASM) on the socio-technical nature of a ‘smart’ electric future.

Full papers (7000 words max.) to be submitted by 30 May 2014.

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PhD Studentships in energy mobility and demand at the DEMAND Centre

PhD Studentships in the DEMAND Centre, Lancaster University

Two 3 year fully funded PhD studentships are available to start in October 2014. The ‘Dynamics of Energy Mobility and Demand Centre’ is a newly established social science led research centre that is investigating the foundations and dynamics of energy demand in the context of low carbon policies and demand reduction objectives.

Successful applicants will join a vibrant academic community both at Lancaster and across the DEMAND consortium. This will provide many added benefits in terms of the development of strong academic and non-academic networks and involvement in summer schools, workshops, seminars and reading and writing groups.

There are four potential topic areas for the studentships and we are open to these being approached using ideas and concepts from across different traditions including political science, history, human geography, social theories of practice; normative theory; technology/innovation studies, organisation/management studies and sociology.

Applicants should hold an undergraduate degree at 2(i) or first class level, and a relevant postgraduate Masters degree. We are only able to accept applications from UK or EU citizens, resident in the UK/EU. For further details see

Deadline for Applications is 9 May 2014.

Vacancy: Research Fellow in Renewable Energy at the Hutton Institute

TB Macaulay Research Fellowship in Renewable Energy, James Hutton Institute, Aberdeen

Applications are invited for a Research Fellow focusing on renewable energy; the post has funding initially for three years and comes with generous start-up costs. This is an exciting opportunity for the successful applicant to take forward their own research agenda in relation to renewable energy while, at the same time, drawing on and consolidating the growing amount of research being done across the Institute on renewables and energy supply and demand.

Salary commensurate with experience. Closing date Monday 7th April 2014.

More information can be found here:

Economic Anthropology on energy events in Austin TX

The Society for Economic Anthropology is pleased to announce two special events to be held in conjunction with this year’s annual meeting “Energy & Economy” in Austin, TX April 24th – 26th.

1. WORKSHOP: “Energy Basics for Social Scientists” on Thursday, April 24th from 3 – 5pm at the Hilton Garden Inn. This workshop will provide a primer for those interested in gaining a better understanding of energy physics, supply, demand, infrastructure and policy. To register contact Tom Love at

2. WALKING TOUR: “Urban Density, Energy Efficiency and the Gentrification of Austin” This lunchtime walking tour hosted by UT Geographer Eliot Tretter will lead participants through Austin’s streets as we examine both the promises and unintended consequences of urban energy policy. The tour will be held Saturday, April 26th from 12-1:30 pm and will leave from the Hilton Garden Inn. The cost is $12 and includes lunch. To register please contact Cindy Isenhour at

To view the preliminary conference program and register for SEA 2014 please visit

Early Career symposium on Fuel Poverty Research, Belfast

Announcement and Call for Papers

UK and Ireland Postgraduate and Early Career Fuel Poverty Research Symposium
July 18th 2014, Belfast

The symposium will take place on Friday July 18th, from 10am to 5pm, at Queen’s University in Belfast, Northern Ireland. It aims to provide a platform for young researchers from across the UK and Ireland to meet and present their research in a supportive, subject specific forum. The symposium will afford up to 12 researchers the opportunity to present on any aspect of their research. In addition to student presentations, the event will also feature talks from distinguished fuel poverty academic, Christine Liddell, as well as established fuel poverty practitioners from government departments and the voluntary sector.

For details and a list of themes, see:

Public lecture on US shale gas, 27th March, Preston UK

Prof Kathryn Brasier of Pennsylvania State University will deliver a public lecture entitled ‘Community and Economic Impacts of Shale Energy Development in the US: Research Summary and Considerations for the UK’.

This event will be held at 5pm on Thursday 27th March at the University of Central Lancashire, Preston.

Further details and registration instructions are available here:

Vacancy at Ghent University: Professor in Energy Politics

A Professor in International Politics is sought at the University of Ghent, in the field of international energy policy or politics. Deadline for Applications is 4th April 2014.

More details at: