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I am an economic and energy geographer who is interested in the relationships between sustainability, energy and economy.
Empirically, my research has focused on fuel poverty, energy transitions, alternative currencies, the Transition Towns movement and alternative food initiatives. My PhD research (at the University of Liverpool) was an ethnographic study of how an ‘alternative milieu’ developed around the town of Totnes, Devon, and the extent to which this supports the emergence of grassroots economic experiments or enhances their longevity.
Key Research Interests
Key research interests:
Economic geography; energy transitions; energy geographies; sustainability transitions; grassroots innovation; sustainable consumption; urban sustainability; geographies of innovation; alternative economic spaces; technological change; social innovation; new economics; political economy; post-capitalism; post-consumerism; social economy; diverse economies; utopianism; intentional communities; countercultures; alternative places.
ENV Student Partnership Officer (2021 - )
Since October 2017 I have been a lecturer in Energy and Climate Change and I currently convene two second year modules (ENV5044B Low Carbon Energy and ENV5040A Social Research Skills) and a Master’s module (ENV7029B Energy and Climate Change). I also contribute to a range of other modules and supervise undergraduate, master’s and PhD projects.
Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals
In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):
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TRANSIT (formerly ASCESI) - FP7 SSH-2013-1
Avelino, F., Haxeltine, A., Chilvers, J., Fressoli, M., Hargreaves, T., Seyfang, G. & Longhurst, N.
1/01/14 → 31/12/17
Where is our delivery? The political and socio-technical roadblocks to decarbonising United Kingdom road freightChurchman, P. & Longhurst, N., Jan 2022, In: Energy Research & Social Science. 83, 102330.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review3 Citations (Scopus)
From rational to relational: How energy poor households engage with the British retail energy marketAmbrosio-Albala, P., Middlemiss, L., Owen, A., Hargreaves, T., Emmel, N., Gilbertson, J., Tod, A., Snell, C., Mullen, C., Longhurst, N. & Gillard, R., Dec 2020, In: Energy Research & Social Science. 70, 101765.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile18 Citations (Scopus)18 Downloads (Pure)
Emotions and fuel poverty: The lived experience of social housing tenants in the United KingdomLonghurst, N. & Hargreaves, T., Oct 2019, In: Energy Research & Social Science. 56, 101207.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile60 Citations (Scopus)47 Downloads (Pure)
Mapping diverse visions of energy transitions: co-producing sociotechnical imaginariesLonghurst, N. & Chilvers, J., 8 Jun 2019, In: Sustainability Science. 14, 4, p. 973-990 18 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile51 Citations (Scopus)69 Downloads (Pure)
Fairness in Retail Energy Markets? Evidence from the UKDeller, D., Waddams Price, C., Errington, E., Fletcher, A., Hargreaves, T., Harker, M., Longhurst, N., Reader, D. & Turner, G., 18 Oct 2018, Centre for Competition Policy.
Research output: Book/Report › Other reportOpen Access
- 1 Network, Working Group or Professional Association
Norwich Good Economy Commission (External organisation)
Noel Longhurst (Academic Lead)2020 → 2022
Activity: Membership › Network, Working Group or Professional Association