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‘High End Energy Consumers – Overconsumption or Unmet Needs’ (Tyndall Manchester Seminar)

Tyndall Manchester invite you to attend a virtual seminar on ‘High End Energy Consumers – Overconsumption or Unmet Needs’ by Professor Karen Lucas.

This presentation addresses the issues of fairness and justice of energy resource allocations in the domestic energy and personal travel domains with a specific focus on tackling ‘over consumption’. Achieving this relies upon understanding the underlying reasons for high energy use and the structural, social, cultural and economic influences on these behaviours. These findings will be considered in the context of political theory and theories of consumption to structure definitions of high use consumers and to develop and assess approaches to equitable radical reductions.

The seminar will take place online via Zoom- please register with Amrita to receive the joining details- amrita.sidhu@manchester.ac.uk

Speaker bio: Karen Lucas is Professor of Human Geography and Research Director at the School of Environment, Education and Development at The University of Manchester and leads the Manchester Urban Institute’s theme on Transport and Mobilities.  Karen is a world-leading expert on transport and social justice in the Global North and South. She also researches issues of energy poverty and environmental and climate justice in the UK context, currently leading the High-End Energy Consumers project for the Centre for Research of Energy Demand Systems (CREDS), which is funded by UK Research and Innovation.

 

Event Details

Location Online
Start Tuesday 9 Feb 2021 1:00pm
Finish Tuesday 9 Feb 2021 2:30pm
Organised by Tyndall Manchester


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