Thursday, Oct 7, 10:00-12:00 am CEST
Opportunity - Call for Papers
Despite technologies continually developing and achieving economies of scale, global energy access targets continue to be unmet. Projects are too often engineered through the lens of technological and economic aspirations rather than attending to the specific needs and aspirations of individual communities.In this session questions that explore this idea further will be addressed as well as investigating the critical importance (and limitations) of the social scale of energy access, with a view to extending practical social methodologies. Also the reasons for the slow progress towards universal energy access will be explored and interrogate how energy access is defined or understood, as well as questioning the premise of the existing energy access goals.