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A rapid assessment of the opportunities presented by the BEIS energy white paper and the UK Government's Ten Point Plan for a Green Industrial Revolution (2021)
Report
Longhurst, J., Bullard, J., Michalec, O., Gething, B., Tudgey, D., & Windemer, R. (2021). A rapid assessment of the opportunities presented by the BEIS energy white paper and the UK Government's Ten Point Plan for a Green Industrial Revolution. Bristol: Bristol Advisory Committee on Climate Change

A rapid assessment of the opportunities for Bristol presented by the Energy White Paper and 10 Point Plan. Report prepared by a sub committee of the Bristol Advisory Committee on Climate Change.

Annual report on year one - Bristol Advisory Committee on Climate Change (2020)
Report
Willets, S., Bachra, S., Proctor, S., Clayton, W., Michalec, O., Rawlinson-Smith, R., …Longhurst, J. (2020). Annual report on year one - Bristol Advisory Committee on Climate Change. Bristol: Bristol One City

Exactly one year following its establishment, the Bristol Advisory Committee on Climate Change (BACCC) has published the Annual Report on Year One to review its first year of operations and key contributions to Bristol’s response to the climate emerg... Read More about Annual report on year one - Bristol Advisory Committee on Climate Change.

An exploratory study of the contributions to low carbon policy making in Bristol using WEF Nexus as a heuristic device (2020)
Thesis
Michalec, A. O. An exploratory study of the contributions to low carbon policy making in Bristol using WEF Nexus as a heuristic device. (Thesis). University of the West of England. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/1490777

Cities around the world have taken up the challenge to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions by designing policies to bring about low carbon futures. Research on climate change suggests that we are not only facing an issue of increased emissions but... Read More about An exploratory study of the contributions to low carbon policy making in Bristol using WEF Nexus as a heuristic device.

Building smart cities, the just way. A critical review of “smart” and “just” initiatives in Bristol, UK (2019)
Journal Article
Michalec, A. (., Longhurst, J., & Hayes, E. (2019). Building smart cities, the just way. A critical review of “smart” and “just” initiatives in Bristol, UK. Sustainable Cities and Society, 47, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scs.2019.101510

This article investigates the application of the “smart cities” and “urban climate justice” concepts to two urban initiatives based in Bristol, UK. Both ideas are increasingly popular in academic literature. Yet, little is known about their understan... Read More about Building smart cities, the just way. A critical review of “smart” and “just” initiatives in Bristol, UK.

Co-designing food waste services in the catering sector (2018)
Journal Article
Michalec, A., Fodor, M., Hayes, E., & Longhurst, J. (2018). Co-designing food waste services in the catering sector. British Food Journal, 120(12), 2762-2777. https://doi.org/10.1108/BFJ-04-2018-0226

© 2018, Emerald Publishing Limited. Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to present results from the action research project, where sustainability professionals, local businesses and academic researchers collaborated on exploring barriers for food w... Read More about Co-designing food waste services in the catering sector.

Enhancing the communication potential of smart metering for energy and water (2018)
Journal Article
Michalec, A., Hayes, E., Longhurst, J., & Tudgey, D. (2019). Enhancing the communication potential of smart metering for energy and water. Utilities Policy, 56, 33-40. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jup.2018.11.002

© 2018 Elsevier Ltd The success of water and energy smart metering is highly contingent on a successful communication strategy. We report on the findings from a qualitative study involving discourse analysis of customer messaging and focus groups wit... Read More about Enhancing the communication potential of smart metering for energy and water.

Towards quantification of food waste in cities (2017)
Presentation / Conference
Michalec, A. O., Longhurst, J., & Hayes, E. (2017, May). Towards quantification of food waste in cities. Presented at Dresden Nexus Conference

The question of urban resilience faces two types of challenges: sudden shocks (e.g. flooding) and long-term stressors (e.g. water scarcity resulting from wasteful resources management over time). City decision makers can enhance urban resilience with... Read More about Towards quantification of food waste in cities.

Policy brief: Communicating the potential and limitations of smart meters
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Michalec, A. Policy brief: Communicating the potential and limitations of smart meters

Despite the industry promises of improved grid management and reduced carbon emissions, the research on metering provides conflicting evidence with regards to its effectiveness. Metering can have a positive impact on resource efficiency provided that... Read More about Policy brief: Communicating the potential and limitations of smart meters.