Susanne Hanger-Kopp, Jenny Lieu, Alexandros Nikas
February 28, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 288 Pages - 34 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138311589 - CAT# K390825
Series: Routledge Studies in Energy Transitions
This book examines the uncertainties underlying various strategies for a low-carbon future. Most prominently such strategies relate to transitions in the energy sector both on the supply and demand side. At the same time they interact directly with other sectors, such as industrial production, transport, building and ultimately require new behaviour patterns at household and individual levels. Currently, much research is available on the effectiveness of these strategies, but in order to successfully implement comprehensive transition pathways it is crucial not only to understand the benefits, but also the risks.
Filling this gap, this volume provides an interdisciplinary, conceptual framework to assess risks and uncertainties associated with low-carbon policies and applies this consistently across eleven country cases across the world, illustrating alternative transition pathways in various contexts. The cases are presented as narratives drawing on stakeholder-driven research efforts. They showcase diverse empirical evidence reflecting the complex challenges to and potential negative consequences of such pathways. Together, they enable the reader to draw valuable lessons on the risks and uncertainties associated with choosing the envisaged transition pathways, as well as ways to manage the implementation of these pathways and ultimately enable sustainable and lasting social and environmental effects.
This book will be of great interest to students, scholars, and practitioners of environmental and energy policy, low-carbon transitions, renewable energy technologies, climate change action, and sustainability in general.
List of Figures
List of Tables
List of Contributors
Part I: Setting the stage.
Susanne Hanger-Kopp, Jenny Lieu, and Alexandros Nikas
Susanne Hanger-Kopp, Alexandros Nikas, Jenny Lieu
Part II: Eleven stories about the implementation of low-carbon pathways and associated risks and uncertainties.
Pathways for incumbent large-scale technology systems
Brigitte Wolkinger, Jakob Mayer, Andreas Türk, Gabriel Bachner, and Karl Steininger
Luis D. Virla, Jenny Lieu, and Cecilia Fitzpatrick
Rocío Alvarez-Tinoco, Michele Stua, and Gordon MacKerron
Pathways towards renewable electricity systems
Luis E. Gonzales Carrasco, and Rodrigo Cerda
Alevgul H. Sorman, Cristina Pizarro-Irizar, Xaquín García-Muros, Mikel González-Eguino, and Iñaki Arto
Oscar van Vliet
Pathways energy efficient building sectors
Lei Song, Jenny Lieu, and Ying Chen
Alexandros Nikas, Nikolaos Gkonis, Aikaterini Forouli, Eleftherios Siskos, Apostolos Arsenopoulos, Aikaterini Papapostolou, Eleni Kanellou, Charikleia Karakosta, and Haris Doukas
Pathways using renewable household-level technology at the community level
Mariana Silaen, Yudiandra Yuwono, Richard Taylor, Tahia Devisscher, Syamsidar Thamrin, Cynthia Ismail, and Takeshi Takama
Oliver W. Johnson, Hannah Wanjiru, Mbeo Ogeya and Francis X. Johnson
Part III Synthesis.
Jenny Lieu, Susanne Hanger-Kopp, Wytze van der Gaast, Richard Taylor and Ed Dearnley
Afterword: A summary of our findings