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Routledge Explorations in Energy Studies


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Building Resilient Energy Systems Lessons from Japan

Building Resilient Energy Systems: Lessons from Japan

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Jennifer F. Sklarew
November 03, 2022

This book explores an ongoing puzzle: why don’t catastrophic events, such as oil shocks and nuclear meltdowns, always trigger transitions away from the energy technologies involved? Jennifer F. Sklarew examines how two key factors – shocks and stakeholder relationships - combine to influence ...

Local Energy Communities Emergence, Places, Organizations, Decision Tools

Local Energy Communities: Emergence, Places, Organizations, Decision Tools

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited By Gilles Debizet, Marta Pappalardo, Frederic Wurtz
August 25, 2022

This book draws on social science analysis to understand the ongoing dynamics within and surrounding local energy communities in reliably electrified countries: Belgium, Canada, Columbia, France, Germany, India, the Netherlands, Spain, and Switzerland. It offers a comprehensive overview of recent ...

Perspectives on Energy Poverty in Post-Communist Europe

Perspectives on Energy Poverty in Post-Communist Europe

1st Edition

Edited By George Jiglau, Anca Sinea, Ute Dubois, Philipp Biermann
May 06, 2022

This book explores the issue of energy poverty in post-communist Europe and shows how it is viewed and addressed through public policies. Energy poverty is severely affecting many parts of the European Union, but up until now only a few comparative analyses have been developed to understand the ...

Local Energy Governance Opportunities and Challenges for Renewable and Decentralised Energy in France and Japan

Local Energy Governance: Opportunities and Challenges for Renewable and Decentralised Energy in France and Japan

1st Edition

Edited By Magali Dreyfus, Aki Suwa
March 31, 2022

Local Energy Governance: Opportunities and Challenges for Renewable and Decentralised Energy in France and Japan examines the extent of the energy transition taking place at a local level in France and Japan, two countries that share ambitious targets regarding the reduction of GHG emissions, their...

International Law and Renewable Energy Investment in the Global South

International Law and Renewable Energy Investment in the Global South

1st Edition

By Avidan Kent
October 18, 2021

This book will discuss the legal tools offered by international law that can support foreign direct investment (FDI) in the renewable energy sector in the Global South. Promoting and increasing investment in the renewable energy sector is crucial for limiting global temperature rise to 1.5°C and ...

Assembling Petroleum Production and Climate Change in Ecuador and Norway

Assembling Petroleum Production and Climate Change in Ecuador and Norway

1st Edition

By Elisabeth Marta Tómmerbakk
August 02, 2021

This book addresses some of the controversies and uncertainties associated with reducing the extensive exploitation of fossil fuels due to their role in global warming. Elisabeth Marta Tómmerbakk explores why a transition towards a post-carbon society is so difficult to accomplish by examining how...

Dilemmas of Energy Transitions in the Global South Balancing Urgency and Justice

Dilemmas of Energy Transitions in the Global South: Balancing Urgency and Justice

1st Edition

Edited By Ankit Kumar, Johanna Höffken, Auke Pols
June 17, 2021

This book explores how, in the wake of the Anthropocene, the growing call for urgent decarbonisation and accelerated energy transitions might have unintended consequences for energy poverty, justice and democracy, especially in the global South. Dilemmas of Energy Transitions in the Global South ...

Energy Cooperation in South Asia Utilizing Natural Resources for Peace and Sustainable Development

Energy Cooperation in South Asia: Utilizing Natural Resources for Peace and Sustainable Development

1st Edition

By Mirza Sadaqat Huda
April 28, 2020

This book analyses the key political challenges to regional energy cooperation in South Asia. It argues that investment in the planning of regional energy projects can increase their viability and also drive integration and peacebuilding. Regional cooperation has been substantiated by academics ...

Renewable Energy Uptake in Urban Latin America Sustainable Technology in Mexico and Brazil

Renewable Energy Uptake in Urban Latin America: Sustainable Technology in Mexico and Brazil

1st Edition

By Alexandra Mallett
March 11, 2020

This book explores the perplexing question of how to increase sustainable energy technology use in the developing world, and specifically focuses on two megacities within Latin America. Renewable Energy Uptake in Urban Latin America examines the market and uptake of two sustainable energy ...

Renewable Energy for the Arctic New Perspectives

Renewable Energy for the Arctic: New Perspectives

1st Edition

Edited By Gisele Arruda
March 04, 2020

This book explores various facets of the transition to renewable energy in the Arctic region. It critically examines the adverse effects of fossil fuel extraction and use, environmental and social impacts of climate change, and the possibility of a low carbon energy system through innovation and ...

The Politics of Energy Security Critical Security Studies, New Materialism and Governmentality

The Politics of Energy Security: Critical Security Studies, New Materialism and Governmentality

1st Edition

By Johannes Kester
March 04, 2020

Energy security is known for its ‘slippery’ nature and subsequent broad range of definitions. Instead of another attempt to grasp its essence, this book offers a critical reflection that problematizes the use of energy security itself. After a short historical and methodological analysis of the ...

Electricity and Energy Transition in Nigeria

Electricity and Energy Transition in Nigeria

1st Edition

By Norbert Edomah
February 04, 2020

Electricity and Energy Transition in Nigeria provides readers with a detailed account of the dynamics of energy infrastructure change in Nigeria’s electricity sector. The book starts by introducing the basic theories underpinning the politics of energy infrastructure supply and goes on to explore ...

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