Project News

SHAPE ENERGY Sandpits February 2018

Politecnico di Torino (POLITO) organised 2 two-day sandpits (on February 8th-9th and on February 22nd-23rd, 2018), hosted at Valentino Castle (39, Viale Mattioli, Turin, Italy).

In these sandpits four core themes were covered:

Tender call announced for ENERGISE Online Monitoring Platform

The 3rd tender call of the ENERGISE project is annouced for the development of the Online Monitoring Platform. The call documents can be downloaded from here.

In case applicants have questions, all the questions with their answers will be shared in the FAQ section of the Tender calls page.

Deadline for submitting tenders is 15 March 2018.

Walking the Talk

The ENERGISE consortium is well aware of the fact that all our activities within the project have certain environmental burdens on our planet (CO2 emission, waste, energy use, etc. due to our project meetings, workshops, conferences, Living Labs, ordinary work in the office).

WP2 – Typologies of Energy Initiatives

During 2017, WP2 has carried out a systematic criteria-guided review of existing sustainable energy consumption initiatives (SECIs) from 30 European countries, which is synthesized in a comprehensive database.

Designing ENERGISE Living Labs

Opportunities for households to change their energy use vary significantly across Europe as well as within European countries. There is individual variation in performing daily practices (and thus in energy use), but at the same time practices are socially reproduced and guided by material and institutional conditions as well as understandings and assumptions of normality and acceptability in a given context, and the conditions surrounding European households are highly variable.

Sufficiency - How much is enough?

Following the completion and circulation of the ENERGISE conceptual framework in July 2017, Work Package 1 leaders at LMU Munich have now switched their focus to further investigating energy-related practice cultures, including the diverse meanings attached to the performance of practices as well as variations in rebound effects and sufficiency thinking.

ENERGISE presented at the European Roundtable of Sustainable Consumption and production

On October 2nd Dr Frances Fahy presented on “Ruptures and Routines, Energy Use in an Island Life” at the 2017 ERSCP conference in Greece. The ERSCP conference favours discussions about the key issues in sustainable consumption and production; the exchange of thoughts, knowledge, experiences and SCP proposals; and the creation of a European (also worldwide) community of research and practice in sustainable consumption and production.

Call for papers for YHYS colloquium

Our Finnish partner (University of Helsinki) organises a working group session at the 'Environmental Politics, Economy and Knowledge' Colloquium. Please see below their call.

ENERGISE session at GRF's Brighton conference

Members of the ENERGISE team organised a session on ‘Energy Consumption Transitions and Social Change’ at the Global Research Forum on Sustainable Production and Consumption (GRF-SPaC) “Sustainable Lifestyles, Livelihoods and the Circular Economy” conference.

ENERGISE to conceptualise and investigate practice cultures

Charged with leading the delivery of the conceptual framework document for the ENERGISE project, the Work Package 1 (WP1) team from Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich (LMU) presented a finalised draft document at the recent ENERGISE Partner meeting held in Dublin (June 1st-2nd).