The Seeds for an Energy Research Revolution – Benjamin Sovacool

Benjamin Sovacool talks about how he didn’t want to get involved in energy, but Professor Richard hearse kidnapped him into the field, but only after Benjamin’s car was broken into and all of his research stolen. He also goes into detail about the benefits and challenges of scholarly multidisciplinary collaboration and ongoing training for researchers.

The Energy Challenge for the EU: A too fast policy transition? – Maria Kottari

Maria Kottari discusses why current institutions are unable to implement an energy transition and the role that the energy union and Green Deal play in getting European countries to a sustainable energy system by 2050. We also address how a younger generation provides a call for us to act in finding better ways to implement […]

Energy Citizens Standing up for Change – Breffni Lennon

In this episode of the MyEnergy2050 podcast, we speak to Breffni Lennon and delve into the social dimension of our energy transition. We discuss both the research process itself and how research sheds light on the plight of people regardless of their socio-economic background. Is burning coal for heat as bad as someone flying to Mexico […]

Energy Citizens Standing up for Change: Interview with Breffni Lennon

What is a good ‘energy citizen’? The European Commission is now using this term, and the definition gives understanding for how people participate in shaping their energy systems. Breffni Lennon, a researcher at University College Cork, is a co-author of an article with a partial answer to this question. In this episode of MyEnergy2050 podcast, […]

The Balconies of Lives: Representing Eastern European Energy

What is energy? This broad question is one I tackle each day. And for each person, it means different things. In the social sciences, I like to say it is the way we go about our day. How we live, how we move, and what we consume. It is not only in the physical consumption […]