Technology Collaboration Programme

Designing household energy systems to be more inclusive, equal and efficient

Bike to work or install solar panels? Gender affects our view of sustainability and how we plan our energy consumption. In a collaboration between HSB Living Lab and the product design studio Boid, in Gothenburg, Sweden, a concept is now being developed for how households’ energy systems can become more inclusive, equal and efficient.

The women who tear down power structures with solar energy

The women are illiterate and live in traditional, patriarchal societies, but are given the opportunity to become solar engineers and lead the electrification of their home villages. Researchers from Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden are now examining the ground-breaking initiative in Zanzibar, focusing on the social and unequal conditions of the energy transition – and on how power structures can be overturned.

Gender & Energy Task – 2022 Conference Papers

Two sessions organised by the task at the ERSS in Manchester, with participation from the majority of our task members. (20-24 June 2022). ERSS session 10: Closing the gender gap in energy policies for a just transition.

Gender & Energy Task Newsletter #2

The work of this Task is progressing well, with continuous research in all subtasks.  Read the highlights of our work from the past 6 months.

Gender & Energy Task – 2021 Conference Papers

Energy & Society Conference (Trento/online) “Integrating gender into energy policy design: the Rwandan approach” Marielle Feenstra (presenting), Joy Clancy, Helene Ahlborg, Samuel John Unsworth, Sylvere Hategekimana (11 February 2021) Panel participation at the BEHAVE-conference “Is energy efficiency (fe)male? The role of gender for sustainable energy use”, including Joy Clancy and Martin Hultman (21 April 2021) […]

New Users TCP Task on Gender and Energy gets the go-ahead

We are excited to announce that a new international research collaboration – Empowering all: Gender in policy and implementation for achieving transitions to sustainable energy – has been approved by the UsersTCP Executive Committee.