PhD course (hybrid) Renewable energy and its contestations, 7-10th June 2021 at NWBU.

The Norwegian University of Life Sciences together with the University of Agder is organising PhD course on “Renewable energy and its contestations” on 7–10th of June 2021. It is likely to take place in form of a hybrid course located at NMBU, Norway.  The course seeks to develop discussion and learning about renewable energy transitions and their contestation. A major goal of the course is to explore socio-technical imaginaries of energy and the environment as a means to respond to conflicts and to rethink the legitimate and just governance of renewable energy. We have lecturers from both the global South and Nordic countries addressing different energy-society conflicts from angles of socio-technical imaginaries and energy justice. We have also invited practitioners/oppositions from wind power development in Norway invited. As such the course opens for discussions across a range of actors to consider different perspectives on sustainable energy transition pathways. Attached you find the 1st call for the course – and the link to the course websitehttps://www.nmbu.no/en/faculty/landsam/department/noragric/research/clusters/rapid/phd-course

New postdoc position at Durham

Durham is looking for a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Social Anthropology or Human Geography with a particular emphasis on local government, energy policy and regulation, planning and development, to work on a project in collaboration with regional infrastructure networks. The researcher will report to Professor Simone Abram in the Department of Anthropology, Professor Tony Roskilly and Dr Andrew Smallbone in the Department of Engineering.
https://durham.taleo.net/careersection/du_ext/jobdetail.ftl?job=21000143&lang=en

Call for abstracts North American Wind Energy Academy 2021. Deadline April 16, 2021

North American Wind Energy Academy is accepting abstracts: NAWEA/WindTech 2021
https://www.naweawindtech2021.org/about/

The NAWEA/WindTech 2021 conference will take place in-person at the University of Delaware, USA, on September 22-24, 2021

Social/environmental Track Call for Abstracts
We start from the premise that deployment of wind turbines and related grid infrastructure on a scale to transform the energy economy is a public policy issue. Without a comprehensive appreciation of the realities of the larger human and environmental context, society may fall well short of realizing the full potential of wind energy. We thus seek cross-sectional analyses and case studies, quantitative, qualitative and mixed-method approaches from not only the United States and Canada, but also from beyond our borders, on-land and offshore. 

Submit an abstract: https://www.naweawindtech2021.org/abstract-submission/