Communications and Engagement Officer

Nora Blascsok helps CIED with promoting research to a wider audience. This involves looking after the CIED website, writing and editing content as well as organising CIED-funded events. Nora also manages the CIED Twitter account and helps with stakeholder engagement in a variety of other ways. She has a background in International Relations, gaining a distinction in her MA from the School of Global Studies at Sussex University.

Blogs

Meeting the UK’s energy demand challenge

Nora Blascsok reports back from CREDS launch & EUED showcase. The great and the good of the energy sector came together to celebrate the launch of the new UK Centre for Research on Energy Demand Solutions (CREDS), as well as the final showcase of the six End Use Energy Demand (EUED) Centres at the Methodist …

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Warm Homes for All: how do we speed up the uptake of retrofits?

Highlights from CIED/ACE roundtable event by Nora Blascsok Making our homes as comfortable and aesthetically pleasing as possible is an aspiration of many. However, not enough people realise that measures to make their homes more energy efficient can also deliver these outcomes. How do we make sure people know about this and care? What is …

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Innovating Climate Governance: moving beyond experiments

Highlights from the book launch by Nora Blascsok In April 2016, the Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU) and the Centre on Innovation and Energy Demand (CIED) hosted a workshop titled “Beyond experiments: Understanding how climate governance innovations become embedded”. The workshop, which I helped organise, was funded by EU COST (specifically, the 4-year COST Action …

Solar stories: prosuming and energy resilience

The Centre on Innovation and Energy Demand (CIED) Communications Team crossed the train tracks to attend a talk at the University of Brighton Falmer campus hosted by Boingboing, an organisation providing opportunities to learn about resilience. This time their Resilience Forum featured a speaker from SPRU, Dr Nicolette Allen, who was invited to talk about …

Fossil fuel subsidies need to go – but what about the poorer people who rely on cheap energy?

haireena / Shutterstock This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. Benjamin Sovacool, University of Sussex and Jessica Jewell, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) Almost all governments in the world joined the Paris agreement in 2015 in an effort to tackle climate change. In the same year, many of …

Energy justice: bringing people back to the heart of energy decisions

This blog is based on conversations with Dr Kirsten Jenkins, who worked on Energy Justice and Transitions with Prof Benjamin Sovacool while at CIED. She has now moved on to a new role at the University of Brighton. Energy issues are often treated as technical problems with technical fixes. In this context, scientists, economists and …