Paper: Power capacity: A key element in sustainability assessment

Diaz-Maurin, F. (2016). Power capacity: A key element in sustainability assessment. Ecological Indicators, 66(C): 467–480. Highlights The paper clarifies the concept of power capacity for sustainability assessment. It proposes explicit accounting methods for the different types of power capacity. Power capacity refers to converters transforming energy flows at a given time rate. Power capacity is[…]

Just joined the Nuclear Consulting Group

New membership I joined the Nuclear Consulting Group (ncg), a UK-based platform of experts and analysts on nuclear issues. More information: http://www.nuclearconsult.com/ Nuclear Consulting Group (ncg) comprises leading academics and experts in the fields of environmental risk, radiation waste, energy policy, environmental sustainability, renewable energy technology, energy economics, political science, nuclear weapons proliferation, science and[…]

F. Lecocq (CIRED) nominated to the French Committee of Experts for the Energy Transition

Nomination F. Lecocq (CIRED) nominated to the French Committee of Experts for the Energy Transition More information: CIRED, Paris IDDRI, Paris Source: Arrêté du 5 octobre 2015 portant nomination des membres du comité d’experts pour la transition énergétique Franck Lecocq, Director of CIRED, is nominated to the French Committee of Experts for the Energy Transition.[…]

30 Sep 2015: Mini-symposium on sustainable energy access in Southern Africa

Ended Mini-symposium on “The challenges of promoting sustainable energy access in Southern Africa – The view of local experts” Date and time: Wednesday, 30 September 2015, 15:00-18:00 Location: Bellaterra Campus of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), Aula 7 of the building AULARI CENTRAL. More information and registration: http://jornades.uab.cat/sustainableafrica/ This Mini Symposium is organised by[…]

13-24 Jul 2015: Course on Nexus & MuSIASEM at IAEN, Quito, Ecuador

Ended On 13-24 July, IAEN will be hosting a Course on the Nexus Assessment and the MuSIASEM approach. Dates: 13-24 July 2015 Location: IAEN, Quito, Ecuador More information: http://ceproec.iaen.edu.ec/curso-musiasem/ (in Spanish) Organizers: CEPROEC, Instituto de Altos Estudios Nacionales (IAEN), Ecuador LIPHE4 Scientific Association This 10-day course, entitled Análisis del Nexo Entre el Uso del Suelo,[…]

Talk at ICTA-UAB by Dr. Takuya Kobayashi (IAEA Japan) on Ocean research at Japan Atomic Energy Agency

Passed On 22/06, Dr. Takuya Kobayashi (IAEA Japan) will be talking about Ocean research at Japan Atomic Energy Agency. Date: 22/06/2015 at 12pm. Location: Rooms Z/022 and Z/023, ICTA-ICP (Bulding Z), Campus of the UAB How to come: https://goo.gl/maps/LP1AT Organizer: Jordi Garcia (ICTA-UAB) Abstract: A large amount of radionuclides was discharged into the atmosphere by[…]

Paper: The unresolved controversy over nuclear power

Diaz-Maurin, F. and Kovacic, Z. (2015). The unresolved controversy over nuclear power: A new approach from complexity theory. Global Environmental Change, 31(C): 207–216. Highlights We explore the controversy over nuclear power from a complexity theory perspective. We look at how narratives have emerged and evolved throughout its history. The analysis reveals a systemic inconsistency between[…]

Talk: Ecologic Institute, Berlin

“Energy, Complexity and Governance” An event organized by Ecoscholars, a discussion group of the Ecologic Institute, Berlin at the offices of Ecologic Institute, Pfalzburger Straße 43/44, Berlin – 18 March 2014, 18:30-20:00 Programme On 18 March 2014, Ecoscholars hosted a talk by François Diaz-Maurin, Post-doctoral Fellow, Integrated Assessment: Sociology, Technology and the Environment (IASTE) Research[…]

Commentary: Going beyond the nuclear controversy

Diaz-Maurin, F. (2014). Going beyond the nuclear controversy. Environmental Science & Technology, 48(1): 25–26. The controversy over nuclear power has been one of the fiercest scientific debates since the 1970s with a continuous evolution of the narratives used on the two sides. The controversy can be attributed to the impossibility of generating a shared perception[…]