Introducing…In Search of ‘Good’ Energy Policy


[the group is] exploring energy policy themes from different disciplinary perspectives - economics, history, philosophy, theology, politics, law, anthropology, psychology, engineering


What is the In Search of ‘Good’ Energy Policy research group about?

The research group focuses on energy policy from an interdisciplinary perspective. What constitutes a ‘good’ policy is conditioned not only by technology and financial factors but also by social norms and values, institutions, geopolitics, public trust and history.

The seminar series explores energy policy themes from different disciplinary perspectives - economics, history, philosophy, theology, politics, law, anthropology, psychology, engineering - with the aim of identifying principles and processes for ‘good’ energy policy making.

 

What are the big questions, issues and themes that you are dealing with?

  • Sustainable energy models
  • Legacy investments
  • The use of evidence and prediction
  • Public trust, understanding, attitudes and beliefs
  • Institutional design and collective action
  • The varying concepts of what is ‘good’ and ‘just’ in the context of energy policy
  • The role of the state
  • Technology improvements and new business models

 

Who will it be of interest to?

The Seminars are open to all researchers, industry and government representatives and the wider general public who are interested in energy related issues.

 

How can people find out more?

For further news and information please visit the links below:

Twitter: @EnergyCambridge

External website: http://www.energy.cam.ac.uk/good-energy-policy

CRASSH website: http://www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/programmes/in-search-of-good-energy-policy

Also, the videos and audio from the past seminars can be found here: http://www.energy.cam.ac.uk/good-energy-policy/good-energy-policy-video-media

 

Is there anything else you’d like people to know about In Search of ‘Good’ Energy?

In addition to the Seminars series the group organises collaborative research projects, stakeholder engagement activities, industry and public sector focused events and workshops, an international visitor and exchange programme and publishes research and working papers.

If you would like to get involved or find out more about the group please contact energy@admin.cam.ac.uk

Posted: Monday 25 July 2016

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