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Energy: Scotland’s Forgotten Industrial Heritage? Part 2

Energy: Scotland’s Forgotten Industrial Heritage? Part 2

by Miles Oglethorpe

Although the demise of coal can justifiably be blamed on the shift in government support to the nuclear industry, in truth the main challenge it faced was from petroleum. Initially, Scotland’s oil industry was also based on mining. Its geographical centre was just to the west of Edinburgh, not far from where the airport can now be found.

Dr Mette High: Falling Walls 2021 Finalist

Dr Mette High: Falling Walls 2021 Finalist

Centre Director Dr Mette High has been selected a Finalist in the Falling Walls Science Breakthroughs of the Year 2021 in Social Sciences and Humanities! At the end of July, a distinguished jury for Social Sciences and Humanities will select 10 winners from among the...

Lubomila Jordanova and the Business of Sustainability

Lubomila Jordanova and the Business of Sustainability

Lubomila Jordanova and the Business of SustainabilityOur host James and Centre for Energy Ethics PhD researcher Anna Rauter discuss energy news including rising oil prices alongside falling investment and some new research into the idea of 'Net Zero' emissions. Our...

Energy: Scotland’s Forgotten Industrial Heritage? (Part 1)

Energy: Scotland’s Forgotten Industrial Heritage? (Part 1)

by Miles Oglethorpe

These days, despite the constant stream of publicity highlighting the climate emergency, many of us still drift into a lifestyle driven by uncritical, passive mass energy consumption. It’s too easy to casually switch on devices without any consideration of how the energy that powers them has been derived. Yet, all strands of our energy industry have a fascinating history and associated culture, some of which has been truly heroic and, needless to say, also often troubling in nature.

Scottish Government Internship Scheme

Scottish Government Internship Scheme

The Scottish Government has a range of responsibilities that include: the economy, education, health, justice, rural affairs, housing, environment, equal opportunities, consumer advocacy and advice, transport and taxation.

Government social science research aims to provide high quality evidence and advice for Ministers and Scottish Government officials to inform policy development, implementation and evaluation. Analysts in government help generate new ideas and open debate, challenge assumptions, beliefs and attitudes, test policy ideas and develop a deeper understanding of issues as they affect Scotland.

3MPlanet winners announced

3MPlanet winners announced

We received a high number of excellent entries for the 3MPlanet Competition and were impressed with the quality of research done by our students, and their ability to communicate the importance of their topics to the general public.

PhD Position at University of Reading

PhD Position at University of Reading

Beyond oil from below: creative practice and urban activism as catalysts for the transition towards post-anthropocene cities.

Scholarly work exploring the cultural dimensions of oil capitalism in the humanities is a very recent development. The emergence of the Energy Humanities coincides with the crises of the oil economy of the late twentieth century, which generated new interests in understanding how oil became the world’s dominant energy commodity in order to develop critical analysis of the symbolic and cultural forms of oil capitalism.

Using Policy Briefs as an Innovative Form of Assessment – workshop

Using Policy Briefs as an Innovative Form of Assessment – workshop

Ever considered using a Policy Brief as an innovative form of assessment? CEE’s Emilka Skrzypek teamed up with colleagues at the University of St Andrews’ Organisational and Staff Development Services to develop a workshop for staff members with a keen interest in innovative teaching and learning, and research and policy engagement.

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