Future Events

Call For Papers

2018 Spring SETI Workshop
May 15-17, 2018
Duke University, Durham, NC

Deadline for submissions:

January 31, 2018 via email to hannah.girardeau@duke.edu with the subject “Submission to SETI Spring 2018 meeting” 

We are very pleased to announce  that the third meeting of the Sustainable Energy Transitions Initiative (SETI) will take place May 15-17, 2018 at Duke University (Durham, NC). We encourage submissions of original research manuscripts (preferably) or, for work that is less far advanced, extended abstracts (~1,000 words), related to the current state of the global energy transition, including also any of the specific sub-topics  identified  below.  We hope to fund travel and accommodations for researchers whose papers are accepted, but priority will be given to scholars from low- and middle-income countries in the event that funding sponsorship is insufficient to support all participants.

As with prior meetings, we are aiming to bring together leading experts working on this theme from a variety of disciplinary perspectives and organizations, but with a strong emphasis on environmental economics and policy. The meeting will consist of a set of presentation and comments by selected speakers, smaller breakout and research planning sessions around specific topics, discussion of synthetic work being done by SETI research teams, and sessions with practitioners and policy-makers working on energy and development issues.

We particularly welcome manuscripts that address the following sub-topics:

  • Consequences of energy poverty, and impacts of energy transitions at various scales (households, firms, and the regional and global environment);
  • Drivers of the energy transition in low- and middle-income contexts, including lessons from past experiences;
  • Adoption and impacts of renewable and off-grid or micro-grid solutions;
  • New methods and data sources for measuring access to modern energy services;
  • Policy levers and solutions to speed the energy transition; and analysis of their effectiveness; and
  • Empirical evidence that speaks to gaps in research on energy transitions.

Participation will again be limited to provide an atmosphere conducive to developing new and exciting collaborative research projects, and pre-registration for the event will be required. The event is sponsored by the Sida-supported Environment for Development Initiative, the Duke University Energy Access Project, the Duke University Energy Initiative, and the Sanford School of Public Policy.

Please  submit  papers/abstracts  by  January 31  via email to hannah.girardeau@duke.edu with the subject “Submission to SETI Spring 2018 meeting”.  We  will   notify   those   with   accepted   papers by February 28 to facilitate travel planning. If you have any questions about the meeting, please contact Hannah Girardeau at hannah.girardeau@duke.edu.