Presenters:
Dr Hannah Daly: "Delivering universal energy access for 2030 - the IEA's Energy for all Case"

Dr Tony Heynen"The Grid is Coming: Opportunities and threats for private sector off-grid electricity distribution in Maharashtra and Odisha, India"

Mr Yuwan Malakar"Cooking clean or watching television? Studying household decision-making context and cooking fuel transition in rural India"

An audio/visual recording is available here (60 minutes duration)

Biographies:
Hannah leads the International Energy Agency's analysis of energy access for the World Energy Outlook (WEO), the IEA’s flagship publication and coordinates the IEA’s engagement on SDG 7. She was a lead author of the 2017 Energy Access Outlook special report and has been a principal contributor to several other WEO editions. Prior to joining the IEA, she was a research associate in energy systems at the UCL Energy Institute, where she led the development of the UK TIMES Model and other research projects. She holds a PhD from University College Cork in modelling energy and climate policies.

Tony is a researcher in UQ's Energy & Poverty Research Group. He undertook his Bachelor of Environmental Engineering at UQ, has an MBA from the National University of Singapore and a Master of Engineering Science from the University of Melbourne. Tony completed his PhD at UQ in 2017, examining the business case for energy distribution in India's “Base of the Pyramid” marketplaces. His current research continues to examine “shared value” concepts within this setting, including corporate social responsibility propositions that can develop markets and contribute to economic development and poverty alleviation, whilst also providing an eventual return on investment. Tony is a Chartered Professional Engineer with extensive experience in the resources sector, including as Country Manager for Italian energy company Eni in Timor-Leste.

Yuwan is a research scholar in UQ’s Energy & Poverty Research Group and Centre for Communication and Social Change. His research investigates the underpinning social constructs of energy poverty in rural India and aims to generate lessons that have policy implications to the country. Yuwan is from Nepal and has a Master of Arts in Sociology. He has worked with non-government organisations for over ten years in South Asia. Energy poverty, disaster risk reduction, climate change, and natural resource management are some of his areas of expertise.

Hannah Daly
Tony Heynen
Yuwan Malakar

 


 

About UQEI Energy Express Seminar Series

Welcome to the 2019 UQEI Energy Express Seminar Series! We again look forward to providing you with an opportunity to continue your participation at informative and topical seminars that will open and promote discussion amongst us all.

In offering the Energy Express Seminars, we aim to bring multidisciplinary research capability together on some of the significant energy challenges facing today’s world and connect that capability with industry and government partners. The series is designed to provide a regular forum to present and discuss a range of energy-related topics and themes. They are open events, and bring together industry, government, and the broader UQ community including academics, researchers, students and alumni.

All seminars will start at 6.00pm, with light refreshments to follow. Guest speakers will be announced in due course.

This year again, we especially welcome our Master of Sustainable Energy students - the timing of our seminars is scheduled to coincide, where possible, with the eight core teaching blocks that they will undertake throughout the year.

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