April 2, 2020 Forthcoming
Reference - 152 Pages - 25 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138311695 - CAT# K390838
Series: Routledge Focus on Environment and Sustainability
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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.
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