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Reframing Energy Access

Insights from The Gambia, 1st Edition

By Anne Schiffer


152 pages | 25 B/W Illus.

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Hardback: 9781138311695
pub: 2020-04-02
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This book investigates energy access through the lens of everyday energy practices in the Gambian community of Kartong.

Reframing Energy Access: Insights from The Gambia explores past, current and potential future modes of energy production and consumption to examine concepts such as energy leapfrogging and energy sufficiency. It argues that developments must be rooted in situated understanding of energy consumption to ensure sustainable and equitable access to modern energy services. Schiffer provides a uniquely long-term and holistic perspective into changing energy practices on the ground and the economic, political, environmental, technical and cultural factors that shape it.

Translating insights of energy in The Gambian context into broader themes and recommendations, this book will be of great interest to policy makers, researchers and practitioners who work in the fields of energy access, energy policy, renewable energy transitions, as well as African and sustainable development in general.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Why We Need Human Insights into Everyday Energy Practices

2. Remembering Energy Pasts: Situated Practices and Historic Changes

3. Delivering Sustainable Energy Access: An Exploration of Leapfrogging in Kartong

4. Current Energy Practices: Everyday Life in a Local Compound

5. Enough is Enough: Considering Energy Sufficiency

6. Kartong Energy Futures: Opportunities for Positive Change

7. Reframing Energy Access: Opportunities for Fair and Sustainable Consumption

About the Author

Anne Schiffer is Senior Lecturer in the Leeds School of Arts, Leeds Beckett University, UK.

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Routledge Focus on Environment and Sustainability

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Investments & Securities / Commodities / Energy
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Industries / Energy Industries
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Development / Sustainable Development
NATURE / Ecology
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Environmental Policy
SCIENCE / Energy
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Developing Countries
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Power Resources / Alternative & Renewable