SDRN Mailing, 1 March 2017

By Robert Lyons on 1st March 2017
Events
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Events

1. Carbon and Time 
Thursday 9 March, London
The next seminar in the interdisciplinary Climate Change, Inequality and Social policy series - co-hosted by LSE's CASE, The Grantham Institute and International Inequalities Institute - will feature presentations on 'Low carbon fun? A time use perspective towards sustainability' by Professor Angela Druckman (University of Surrey) and 'The case for a shorter working week' by Anna Coote (New Economics Foundation). More…

2. Sustainability Scholarship: The view from the editor’s desk
Friday 31 March, University of Gloucester
Dr Rodrigo Lozano from the University of Gävle, Sweden, will introduce this seminar on the developing field of sustainability scholarship from an editor’s point of view. It will explore key themes in current scholarship, areas for development, publication options and impact, as well as tips for developing academic profile in this area. The event is free to attend and a light sustainable buffet lunch and refreshments will be provided. More…

3. The future of renewables in the UK in a post Brexit, post Trump and cost conscious world
16 March 2017, University College London
This UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources & UCL Energy Institute joint public lecture features special guest speakers Michelle T Davies, Global Head of the Clean Energy and Sustainability Group, Eversheds,  and the Rt. Hon John Gummer, Lord Deben, Chairman of the Committee on Climate Change. More…

4. Roles and potential benefits of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies in the future energy system
17 March 2017, London
The H2FC SUPERGEN will launch three evidence based White Papers that will inform key stakeholders, especially policy makers, of the roles and potential benefits of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies in: i) the future energy systems; ii) creating economic impact in the UK; iii) delivering energy security for the UK. More…


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Research and Resources
 
1. The Airports Commission Report Follow-up: Carbon Emissions, Air Quality and Noise
A new report by the House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee argues that the government needs to set out new modelling on air quality following the High Court’s latest ruling and a new approach to air quality post 2019; an emissions reduction strategy that will allow the UK’s carbon budgets to be met; and effective noise mitigation measures enforced by an Independent Aviation Noise Authority. The Government must not allow our air quality standards to be watered down as a result of leaving the EU. More…

2. The costs and impacts of intermittency – 2016 update
This report updates a previous UKERC study, published in 2006, which reviews the evidence on integrating variable renewable sources such as wind and solar into power systems. The new report argues that the key challenge facing policymakers, regulators and markets is delivering a flexible, low carbon system that makes best use of variable renewables whilst minimising overall cost and enhancing security and reliability. More…

3. Understanding the characteristics of low income households most at risk from living in cold homes
A new report by the Centre for Sustainable Energy, commissioned by the Welsh Government in 2015, identifies which low income households are the most vulnerable from the detrimental effects of living in cold homes, and which are in the greatest need of a home energy efficiency intervention. The research also tested the potential reach and impact of a new energy efficiency scheme using a number of different annual budgets. More…

4. Losses, inefficiencies and waste in the global food system
A new paper published in Agricultural Systems examines system losses quantified from primary production to human food requirements. The study finds that 44% of harvested crops dry matter was lost prior to human consumption. The highest loss rate was in livestock production, but the largest losses were before harvest. Over-eating is also at least as large a contributor to food system losses as consumer waste. More…

5. Future Energy Efficiency Policy
A new parliamentary briefing from the Parliamentary Office for Science and Technology  outlines the benefits and costs of future improvements in energy efficiency across various UK sectors. It then describes the barriers to energy efficiency measures, outlines options for future energy efficiency policy and summarises analyses of the effectiveness of different policy options. More…

 
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Jobs
 
Jobs and training opportunities are updated frequently on the Jobs section of the SDRN website.
 
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