EEPSA holds General Body Meeting

On September 24, 2014, the EEPSA Board organized the first General Body Meeting of this academic year with more than twenty EEPSA colleagues in attendance. The meeting mainly discussed upcoming fall events and special event plans to be scheduled throughout the year. EEPSA fall event highlights include: 1) academic workshops (1st week of every month), (2) Halloween Party (Oct. 24), (3) a fall trip to a NJ solar plant (TBD), (4) special workshops on career building and refWorks (TBA), (5) Holiday Party (TBA). During open discussions, great ideas were suggested by colleagues, including professional photograph taking, guest lectures with alumni, social events at Speakeasy, etc. Detailed meeting minutes are available on the EEPSA website (click here). The EEPSA Board sincerely...
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EEPSA rolls out various events in September

EEPSA organized a welcome back BBQ and a meet and greet for the new CEEP masters and Ph.D. students on September 5th. EEPSA also held its first academic workshop this semester on September 17 dubbed “Getting Started,” where  speakers presented on various topics such as research design, conceptual vs. theoretical frameworks, problem statement and methodology, and proposal writing. The objective of the academic workshops is for EEPSA members, to inter alia: (i) present and receive feedback on their research work; (ii) become informed of the cornucopia of research, methodologies, frameworks and exploration that originates from EEPSA community members; and (iii) improve  collaborative potential with other students.  Overall, the result is that presenters should  become more conversant with their dissertation topics and for...
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CEEP paper on solar PV potential published in the Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews

CEEP researchers (including our own Job Taminiau) have published a paper in the Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews that analyzes the solar city concept and assesses Seoul’s rooftop solar electric potential. The paper discusses energy economy restructuring at the city level as an essential prong in any strategy that aims to address the dual energy and climate change challenges. Cities form hubs of human activity that are accompanied by high levels of energy consumption and emissions but also contain existing resources and infrastructure to transition to a greener energy economy. This  paper reviews efforts to date to define the ‘solar city’ concept and assessment methods for estimating the solar electric potential of an often neglected but vital city resource in energy matters – its...
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Climate Change: Science, Policy and Practice

CEEP Team receives Judges’ Choice for US Government contest of the MIT Climate Colab

The Center for Energy and Environmental Policy (CEEP) University of Delaware Team — Job Taminiau, Kathleen Saul, Gordon Schweitzer (alum) and Sardar Mohazzam — has been awarded the Judges’ Choice for its proposal entitled “Democratic Finance: Energy Of the People, By the People, and For the People“. In their proposal, the CEEP Team is proposing a people-funded green energy revolution that reconnects people to energy and re-positions the US as a global leader. The centerpiece of the proposal is the creation of a project-based investment platform for solar energy by the federal government that opens up existing rooftop real estate for the installation of people-funded PV systems. The reliance on democratic finance. Democratic finance, also known as ‘crowd-funding’ or...
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A new climate economy report calls for accelerated low-carbon transformation

The Global Commission on the Economy and Climate has released a report calling for decoupling of economic growth and emissions growth. The report, titled ‘Better Growth, Better Climate: The New Climate Economy Report,’ launched at UN Headquarters in New York finds that well-designed policies in resource efficiency, investment in infrastructure, and stimulating innovation could be critical to overcoming market, policy and institutional barriers to low-carbon growth. The Global Commission on the Economy and Climate, and its flagship project The New Climate Economy, were set up to help governments, businesses and society make better-informed decisions on how to achieve economic prosperity and development while also addressing climate change.  The Global Commission on the Economy and Climate is chaired by former President of Mexico...
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