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)

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 2018 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.

Dates for most of our 2018 Seminars have been booked so be sure to reserve these in your calendars now! All seminars will start at 6.00pm, with light refreshments to follow.

Guest speakers will be announced in due course.

This year 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.

We encourage and welcome comments and feedback and look forward to engaging with you on global energy challenges.

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2018 Events Schedule
Month Date Guest Speaker Topic Venue
February Thursday 15th Dr Sun Yan (Institute of Psychology, Chinese Academy of Sciences), and Professor Peta Ashworth (The University of Queensland) Comparing public attitudes to energy technologies in China and Australia: Evidence from large-scale surveys Sir Llew Edwards Auditorium (14-212)
March Wednesday 7th Emeritus Professor Will Steffen (Climate Change Institute, Australian National University, and Senior Fellow of the Stockholm Resilience Centre) The Anthropocene: Where on earth are we going? AEB Auditorium (49-200)
May Wednesday 23rd Hannah Daly (IEA), Dr Tony Heynen and Mr Yuwan Malakar (UQ Energy & Poverty Research Group)

Delivering universal energy access for 2030 - the IEA's energy for all case

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

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

AEB Auditorium (49-200)
June Thursday 21st Dr Kathy Witt What's happening in the gasfields towns? Sir Llew Edwards Auditorium (14-212)
July   No seminar this month    
August   No seminar this month    
September Thursday 6th     AEB Auditorium (49-200)
October Tuesday 30th Tim Dixon (IEA Greenhouse Gas R&D Program) Update on CCUS in the Global Climate Scene Abel Smith Lecture Theatre (23-101)