Energy Geography

Energy geography is the study of energy through a geographical lens, investigating who, where, and how people use energy, as well as how they transition to using different energy sources. Through understanding why people use certain energy sources and how they gain access to them, more effective energy transition strategies can be developed. The ESHH lab uses interdisciplinary methods to explore topics including:

  • Energy theft
  • Energy use and young people
  • Energy transition to biogas
  • Social and cultural challenges of using biogas derived from human waste in Southeast Asia

The overarching aims of our energy geography research are to support switches to greener energy and enhance energy access in the Global South.



jen dickieDr Jennifer Dickie


me.jpgDr Heather Price



Natalie Boyd Williams
PhD Student




Evaluating the relationship between public perception, engagement and attitudes towards underground energy technologies and UK Geoenergy Observatory science (British Geological Survey, PI Dr Jennifer Dickie)

The role of human excreta in building sustainable rural futures


Selected Publications

Bahaj, A., Blunden, L., Kanani, C., James, P., Kiva, I., Matthews, Z., Price, H., Essendi, H., Falkingham, J., George, G. (2019). The Impact of an Electrical Mini-grid on the Development of a Rural Community in Kenya. Energies. 12(5): 778. DOI: 10.3390/en12050778