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Hal Wilhite

Research Director
Center for Development & Environment
(and Professor of Social Anthropology)
University of Oslo (Norway)

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Hal Wilhite is a Professor of Social Anthropology and Research Director at the University of Oslo’s Centre for Development and Environment. In his career he has worked with both basic and applied social science research, as well as at the interface between research and policy. He was one of the founders of the ECEEE in 1992, its first Director and remains a member of the ECEEE Board. He has published widely on energy consumption, sustainable energy use and North-South development.  His first research project (together with Rick Wilk) in the field of energy was supported by UERG in 1983, with a base at UC Santa Cruz. He has been in Norway since 1984, which has served as a base for research in Norway, France, Japan and India. His findings from the India research were published in the 2008 book ‘Consumption and the Transformation of Everyday Life: A View from South India’ (Palgrave MacMillan). He recently founded and completed a 5 term as Director of a University of Oslo Interfaculty program on sustainable energy and environmental change (MILEN). He on a sabbatical leave for the academic year 2013-2014 and will be located for much of that period in Berkeley.

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