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Energy transitions : A Socio-Technical Inquiry

Abstract : This book provides a comprehensive socio-technical study of energy transition processes in different contexts covering a range of different renewable energy technologies and different scales. The authors present the empirical results of a four year research project including 31 case studies covering 7 energy technologies (solar, on/off-shore wind, smart grids, biomass, low-energy buildings, and carbon capture and storage). The book pulls transversal lines of analysis from these case studies in order to offer a new perspective about the energy transition (process approach, dynamics, trans- scalar perspective) as well as a focus on the notion and definition of transition potential. The book addresses critical dimensions of the energy transition, such as: the socio-technical construction of new energy resources, the consequences of passing through market and the spatiality and the temporality of transition processes. This book challenges the idea that technologies are endowed with a predefined potential and will appeal to researchers, academics and policy-makers working in energy policy, resource management, political ecology, landscape and environment issues, European and multilevel policies and technological innovation.
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Olivier Labussiere, Alain Nadaï. Energy transitions : A Socio-Technical Inquiry. Palgrave, 2018, Energy, Climate and the Environment series, 978-3-319-77024-6. ⟨halshs-01962685⟩



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