The Material Basis of Energy Transitions

The Material Basis of Energy Transitions
Author: Alena Bleicher,Alexandra Pehlken
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2020-08-05
ISBN 10: 0128235543
ISBN 13: 9780128235546
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Material Basis of Energy Transitions Book Review:

The Material Basis of Energy Transitions explores the intersection between critical raw material provision and the energy system. Chapters draw on examples and case studies involving energy technologies (e.g., electric power, transport) and raw material provision (e.g., mining, recycling), and consider these in their regional and global contexts. The book critically discusses issues such as the notion of criticality in the context of a circular economy, approaches for estimating the need for raw materials, certification schemes for raw materials, the role of consumers, and the impact of renewable energy development on resource conflicts. Each chapter deals with a specific issue that characterizes the interdependency between critical raw materials and renewable energies by examining case studies from a particular conceptual perspective. The book is a resource for students and researchers from the social sciences, natural sciences, and engineering, as well as interdisciplinary scholars interested in the field of renewable energies, the circular economy, recycling, transport, and mining. The book is also of interest to policymakers in the fields of renewable energy, recycling, and mining, professionals from the energy and resource industries, as well as energy experts and consultants looking for an interdisciplinary assessment of critical materials. Provides a comprehensive overview of key issues related to the nexus between renewable energy and critical raw materials Explores interdisciplinary perspectives from the natural sciences, engineering, and social sciences Discusses critical strategies to address the nexus from a practitioner's perspective

Enabling Sustainable Energy Transitions

Enabling Sustainable Energy Transitions
Author: Siddharth Sareen
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 168
Release: 2019-01-01
ISBN 10: 3030268918
ISBN 13: 9783030268916
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Enabling Sustainable Energy Transitions Book Review:

"This compact book argues that ideas about accountability and legitimation - drawn from work on environmental governance - can open up new analytical perspectives on what is holding back effective energy system transformation. With bite-size chapters and illustrative cases that draw on the work of five expert witnesses, this is a novel intervention into debates over the politics of energy transition."--Professor Gavin Bridge, Durham University, UK "The book theorizes and advances the research frontier on legitimation practices and accountability with a carefully crafted analysis bridging scholarly fields of environmental governance, political economy, energy research and democratic theory. It is a must-read for all students and scholars interested in shaping more legitimate, democratic and accountable energy transition from the local to global context." -Professor Karin Bäckstrand, Stockholm University, Sweden This open access book reframes sustainable energy transitions as being a matter of resolving accountability crises. It demonstrates how the empirical study of several practices of legitimation can analytically deconstruct energy transitions, and presents a typology of these practices to help determine whether energy transitions contribute to sustainability. The real-world challenge of climate change requires sustainable energy transitions. This presents a crisis of accountability legitimated through situated practices in a wide range of cases including: solar energy transitions in Portugal, urban energy transitions in Germany, forestland conflicts in Indonesia, urban carbon emission targets in Norway, transport electrification in the Nordic region, and biodiversity conservation and energy extraction in the USA. By synthesising these cases, chapters identify various dimensions wherein practices of legitimation construct specific accountability relations. This book deftly illustrates the value of an analytical approach focused on accountable governa nce to enable sustainable energy transitions. It will be of great use to both academics and practitioners working in the field of energy transitions. Siddharth Sareen is a postdoctoral researcher at the Centre for Climate and Energy Transformation at the University of Bergen, Norway.

Complex Systems and Social Practices in Energy Transitions

Complex Systems and Social Practices in Energy Transitions
Author: Nicola Labanca
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 337
Release: 2017-05-02
ISBN 10: 331933753X
ISBN 13: 9783319337531
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Complex Systems and Social Practices in Energy Transitions Book Review:

This book offers an interdisciplinary discussion of the fundamental issues concerning policies for sustainable transition to renewable energies from the perspectives of sociologists, physicists, engineers, economists, anthropologists, biologists, ecologists and policy analysts. Adopting a combined approach, these are analysed taking both complex systems and social practice theories into consideration to provide deeper insights into the evolution of energy systems. The book then draws a series of important conclusions and makes recommendations for the research community and policy makers involved in the design and implementation of policies for sustainable energy transitions.

Sustainable Energy Transitions

Sustainable Energy Transitions
Author: Dustin Mulvaney
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 243
Release: 2020-12-03
ISBN 10: 3030489124
ISBN 13: 9783030489120
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Energy Transitions Book Review:

This textbook introduces the key concepts that underpin sustainable energy transitions. Starting with the basic biophysical principles, current sources and environmental consequences of existing energy resource use, the book takes readers through the key questions and topics needed to understand, prescribe, and advocate just and sustainable energy solutions. The interdisciplinary nature of the book aims to build bridges across the social and natural sciences and humanities, bringing together perspectives, ideas and concepts from engineering, economics, and life cycle assessment to sociology, political science, anthropology, policy studies, the humanities, arts, and some interdisciplinary thinkers that defy categories. This accessible approach fills the gap for a textbook that integrates sustainability science and engineering studies with strong empirical social science and it will be a useful tool to anyone interested in the socio-ecological dimensions of energy system transitions.

The Geopolitics of the Global Energy Transition

The Geopolitics of the Global Energy Transition
Author: Manfred Hafner,Simone Tagliapietra
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 381
Release: 2020-06-09
ISBN 10: 3030390667
ISBN 13: 9783030390662
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Geopolitics of the Global Energy Transition Book Review:

The world is currently undergoing an historic energy transition, driven by increasingly stringent decarbonisation policies and rapid advances in low-carbon technologies. The large-scale shift to low-carbon energy is disrupting the global energy system, impacting whole economies, and changing the political dynamics within and between countries. This open access book, written by leading energy scholars, examines the economic and geopolitical implications of the global energy transition, from both regional and thematic perspectives. The first part of the book addresses the geopolitical implications in the world’s main energy-producing and energy-consuming regions, while the second presents in-depth case studies on selected issues, ranging from the geopolitics of renewable energy, to the mineral foundations of the global energy transformation, to governance issues in connection with the changing global energy order. Given its scope, the book will appeal to researchers in energy, climate change and international relations, as well as to professionals working in the energy industry.

From Economic to Energy Transition

From Economic to Energy Transition
Author: Matúš Mišík,Veronika Oravcová
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 607
Release: 2020-09-28
ISBN 10: 3030550850
ISBN 13: 9783030550851
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

From Economic to Energy Transition Book Review:

This book examines energy transition issues within the Central and Eastern European (CEE) region. The European Union is aiming for an almost complete decarbonization of its energy sector by 2050. However, the path towards a carbon-free economy is full of challenges that must be solved by individual EU members. Across 18 chapters, leading researchers explore challenges related to energy transition and analyse individual EU members from Central and Eastern Europe, as well as the region as a whole. To further explore this complex issue, the volume also includes several countries from South East Europe in its analysis. As perspective members, these countries will be important contributors to the EU’s mid- and long-term climate and energy goals. The focus on a variety of issues connected to energy transition and systematic analyses of the different CEE countries make it an ideal reference for anyone with a general interest in the region or European energy transition. It will also be a useful resource for students looking for an accessible overview of the field.

Electrification

Electrification
Author: Pami Aalto
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2021-08-08
ISBN 10: 0128221763
ISBN 13: 9780128221761
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Electrification Book Review:

Electrification: Accelerating the Energy Transition offers a widely applicable framework to delineate context-sensitive pathways by which this transition can be accelerated and lists the types of processes and structures that may hinder progress towards this goal. The framework draws insights from well-established literature, ranging from technological studies to socio-technical studies of energy transitions, on to strategic niche management approaches, (international) political economy approaches, and institutionalist literatures, while also adopting wider social theoretical ideas from structuration theory. Contributors discuss a multitude of case studies drawn from global examples of electrification projects. Brief case studies and text boxes help users further understand this domain and the technological, infrastructural and societal structures that may exercise significant powers. Proposes a globally applicable, inclusive framework linking together several literatures of energy transition research (ranging from the social sciences to law and engineering) Assesses the regional and national applicability of solutions, covering the societal structures and interests that shape the prospects of their implementation Extends the analysis from technological and infrastructural solutions to the policies required to accelerate transition Introduces several country level case studies, thus demonstrating how to harness niches of innovation, kick-start the adoption of a solution, and make it mainstream

Southeast Asian Energy Transitions

Southeast Asian Energy Transitions
Author: Mattijs Smits
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2016-03-03
ISBN 10: 1317052188
ISBN 13: 9781317052180
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Southeast Asian Energy Transitions Book Review:

Addressing the apparent tensions between modernity and sustainability in Southeast Asia, this book offers novel insights into the global challenge of moving towards a low carbon energy system. With an original and accessible take on social theory related to energy transitions, modernity and sustainability, Mattijs Smits argues for a reinvigorated geography of energy. He also challenges universalistic and linear assumptions about energy transitions and makes the case for ’energy trajectories’, stressing embeddedness, contingency and connections between scales. Contemporary and historical empirical examples from Southeast Asia, primarily Thailand and Laos, are drawn upon to show the importance of scale at regional, national, local and household levels. The transitions in the national power sectors here have been intimately related to discourses of modernity and state formation since the colonial era. More recently, plans for international cooperation and discourses of regional power trade have taken centre stage. Local energy trajectories are understood to be part of these transitions, but also as embedded in local social, political and spatial relations. Examining how energy practices go hand-in-hand with the dissemination of different technologies, this work shows the complexities of achieving sustainability in the context of rapidly changing energy modernities in Southeast Asia.

Waste to Resources 2021

Waste to Resources 2021
Author: Matthias Kühle-Weidemeier
Publsiher: Cuvillier Verlag
Total Pages: 650
Release: 2021-11-15
ISBN 10: 3736965001
ISBN 13: 9783736965003
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Waste to Resources 2021 Book Review:

Waste-to-Resources ist die weltweit bedeutendste Tagung zu den stoffspezifischen Abfallbehandlungsverfahren und der Verwertung von gemischten sowie Restabfällen. Die Beiträge im Tagungsband widmen sich u.a. folgenden Themenbereichen: • Konzepte und Daten zur Weiterentwicklung Abfallwirtschaft • Abfalltechnik und neue Verfahren • Kreislaufwirtschaft während der Corona-Krise • Kunststoffabfälle • Verflüssigung und chemisches Recycling • Wasserstoffwirtschaft • Brandschutz in Abfallbehandlungs- und Recyclinganlagen • Abfallmanagement und Zero-Waste-Strategien • Praktische Erfahrungen und neue Anlagenkonzepte • Aufbereitung und Rückgewinnung von organischen Abfallfraktionen • Rückgewinnung von Metallen und Edelmetallen • Mineralische und Bauabfälle • Abfallwirtschaft und Verwertung für ausgewählte Abfallarten • Abtrennung und Aufbereitung von Abfallfraktionen • Nassmechanische und dampfbasierte Trenn- und Aufbereitungsverfahren • Pyrolyse, Plasma, Vergasung • Schlackenverwertung • Geomechanische Eigenschaften des MBT-Outputs • Abfallwirtschaft in Schwellen- und Entwicklungsländern

100 Renewable Energy Transition

100  Renewable Energy Transition
Author: Claudia Kemfert,Christian Breyer,Pao-Yu Oei
Publsiher: MDPI
Total Pages: 356
Release: 2020-01-23
ISBN 10: 3039280341
ISBN 13: 9783039280346
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

100 Renewable Energy Transition Book Review:

Energy markets are already undergoing considerable transitions to accommodate new (renewable) energy forms, new (decentral) energy players, and new system requirements, e.g. flexibility and resilience. Traditional energy markets for fossil fuels are therefore under pressure, while not-yet-mature (renewable) energy markets are emerging. As a consequence, investments in large-scale and capital intensive (traditional) energy production projects are surrounded by high uncertainty, and are difficult to hedge by private entities. Traditional energy production companies are transforming into energy service suppliers and companies aggregating numerous potential market players are emerging, while regulation and system management are playing an increasing role. To address these increasing uncertainties and complexities, economic analysis, forecasting, modeling and investment assessment require fresh approaches and views. Novel research is thus required to simulate multiple actor interplays and idiosyncratic behavior. The required approaches cannot deal only with energy supply, but need to include active demand and cover systemic aspects. Energy market transitions challenge policy-making. Market coordination failure, the removal of barriers hindering restructuring and the combination of market signals with command-and-control policy measures are some of the new aims of policies. The aim of this Special Issue is to collect research papers that address the above issues using novel methods from any adequate perspective, including economic analysis, modeling of systems, behavioral forecasting, and policy assessment. The issue will include, but is not be limited to: Local control schemes and algorithms for distributed generation systems Centralized and decentralized sustainable energy management strategies Communication architectures, protocols and properties of practical applications Topologies of distributed generation systems improving flexibility, efficiency and power quality Practical issues in the control design and implementation of distributed generation systems Energy transition studies for optimized pathway options aiming for high levels of sustainability

Environmental Defenders

Environmental Defenders
Author: Mary Menton,Philippe Le Billon
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 298
Release: 2021-06-24
ISBN 10: 1000402215
ISBN 13: 9781000402216
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Environmental Defenders Book Review:

This book is about environmental defenders and the violence they face while seeking to protect their land and the environment. Between 2002 and 2019, at least two thousand people were killed in 57 countries for defending their lands and the environment. Recent policy initiatives and media coverage have provided much needed attention to the protection and support of defenders, but there has so far been little scholarly work. This edited volume explains who these defenders are, what threats they face, and what can be done to help support and protect them. Delving deep into the complex relations between and within communities, corporations, and government authorities, the book highlights the diversity of defenders, the collective character of their struggles, the many drivers and forms of violence they are facing, as well as the importance of emotions and gendered dimensions in protests and repression. Drawing on global case studies, it examines the violence taking place around different types of development projects, including fossil fuels, agro-industrial, renewable energy, and infrastructure. The volume also examines the violence surrounding conservation projects, including through militarized wildlife protection and surveillance technologies. The book concludes with a reflection on the perspectives of defenders about the best ways to support and protect them. It contrasts these with the lagging efforts of an international community often promoting economic growth over the lives of defenders. This volume is essential reading for all interested in understanding the challenges faced by environmental defenders and how to help and support them. It will also appeal to students, scholars and practitioners involved in environmental protection, environmental activism, human rights, social movements and development studies.

The Material Limits of Energy Transition Thanatia

The Material Limits of Energy Transition  Thanatia
Author: Alicia Valero,Antonio Valero,Guiomar Calvo
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 273
Release: 2021
ISBN 10: 3030785335
ISBN 13: 9783030785338
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Material Limits of Energy Transition Thanatia Book Review:

Earth has become a huge mine, with a greater quantity and variety of fundamental mineral resources being extracted year after year. Technology, from electric cars to everyday electrical equipment, consume vast amounts of scarce raw materials. On a planet with limited resources, are these minerals being properly assessed? Will there be enough raw materials to meet the demand of a world population on track to reach 10 billion people? What will be the consequences of accelerated resource depredation? Will the planet one day become 'Thanatia', a resource-exhausted Earth? This book allows readers to understand the mineral heritage of the Earth, considering the demand for raw materials in society, comparing it with the availability of resources on Earth and the impact of mining. The basics of physical geonomics are exlpained, allowing readers to analyse the loss of mineral resources on the planet. The impact of renewable energies and technologies, including electric vehicles, are studied. The book concludes with possible solutions to mineral depletion, from increasing recycling rates, ecodesign measures or alternative sources of mineral resources. Providing numerous tables and illustrations, 'The Material Limits of Energy Transition: Thanatia' gives readers a thorough understanding of mineral depletion. Exploring geology, geochemistry, mining, metallurgy, the environment and thermodynamics, this is a truly holistic book.

Low Carbon Energy Transitions

Low Carbon Energy Transitions
Author: Kathleen Araújo
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2017-11-03
ISBN 10: 0199362564
ISBN 13: 9780199362561
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Low Carbon Energy Transitions Book Review:

The world is at a pivotal crossroad in energy choices. There is a strong sense that our use of energy must be more sustainable. Moreover, many also broadly agree that a way must be found to rely increasingly on lower carbon energy sources. However, no single or clear solution exists on the means to carry out such a shift at either a national or international level. Traditional energy planning (when done) has revolved around limited cost projections that often fail to take longer term evidence and interactions of a wider set of factors into account. The good news is that evidence does exist on such change in case studies of different nations shifting toward low-carbon energy approaches. In fact, such shifts can occur quite quickly at times, alongside industrial and societal advance, innovation, and policy learning. These types of insights will be important for informing energy debates and decision-making going forward. Low Carbon Energy Transitions: Turning Points in National Policy and Innovation takes an in-depth look at four energy transitions that have occurred since the global oil crisis of 1973: Brazilian biofuels, Danish wind power, French nuclear power, and Icelandic geothermal energy. With these cases, Dr. Araújo argues that significant nationwide shifts to low-carbon energy can occur in under fifteen years, and that technological complexity is not necessarily a major impediment to such shifts. Dr. Araújo draws on more than five years of research, and interviews with over 120 different scientists, government workers, academics, and members of civil society in completing this study. Low Carbon Energy Transitions is written for for professionals in energy, the environment and policy as well as for students and citizens who are interested in critical decisions about energy sustainability. Technology briefings are provided for each of the major technologies in this book, so that scientific and non-scientific readers can engage in more even discussions about the choices that are involved.

Governing the Energy Transition

Governing the Energy Transition
Author: Geert Verbong,Derk Loorbach
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 378
Release: 2012-03-29
ISBN 10: 1136456627
ISBN 13: 9781136456626
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Governing the Energy Transition Book Review:

The Energy Transition, the inevitable shift away from cheap, centralized, largely fossil-based energy systems, is one of the core challenges of our time. This book provides a coherent and novel insight into the nature of this challenge and possible strategies to accelerate and guide such transitions. It brings together prominent European scholars and practitioners from the fields of energy transition research and governance to draw attention to the current complex dynamics in the energy domain, and offer elegant and provocative explanations for current crises and lock-ins. They identify multiple energy transition pathways that emerge and increasingly compete, and emphasize the need and possibilities for novel governance. By analysing the complexity of energy transition processes and the difficulties in shifting to sustainable pathways, this text questions the extent to which actually governing energy transitions is already reality, just an illusion, or a bare necessity.

Routledge Handbook of Climate Justice

Routledge Handbook of Climate Justice
Author: Tahseen Jafry
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 542
Release: 2018-11-01
ISBN 10: 1134978480
ISBN 13: 9781134978489
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Routledge Handbook of Climate Justice Book Review:

The term "climate justice" began to gain traction in the late 1990s following a wide range of activities by social and environmental justice movements that emerged in response to the operations of the fossil fuel industry and, later, to what their members saw as the failed global climate governance model that became so transparent at COP15 in Copenhagen. The term continues to gain momentum in discussions around sustainable development, climate change, mitigation and adaptation, and has been slowly making its way into the world of international and national policy. However, the connections between these remain unestablished. Addressing the need for a comprehensive and integrated reference compendium, The Routledge Handbook of Climate Justice provides students, academics and professionals with a valuable insight into this fast-growing field. Drawing together a multidisciplinary range of authors from the Global North and South, this Handbook addresses some of the most salient topics in current climate justice research, including just transition, urban climate justice and public engagement, in addition to the field’s more traditional focus on gender, international governance and climate ethics. With an emphasis on facilitating learning based on cutting-edge specialised climate justice research and application, each chapter draws from the most recent sources, real-world best practices and tutored reflections on the strategic dimensions of climate justice and its related disciplines. The Routledge Handbook of Climate Justice will be essential reading for students and scholars, as well as being a vital reference tool for those practically engaged in the field.

Accelerating the Transition to a 100 Renewable Energy Era

Accelerating the Transition to a 100  Renewable Energy Era
Author: Tanay Sıdkı Uyar
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 555
Release: 2020-06-05
ISBN 10: 3030407381
ISBN 13: 9783030407384
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Accelerating the Transition to a 100 Renewable Energy Era Book Review:

This book discusses renewable energy systems and applications, and demonstrates how an accelerated transition to 100% renewable energy can be achieved. It examines the systems from a thermodynamic perspective, focusing on the irreversible aspects of the current energy system and highlighting the solutions developed to date. Presenting global research and developments, this book is intended for those working within the field of renewable energy research and policy who are interested in learning how they can contribute to the transition from fossil fuels to renewable resources.

Handbook of Urban Mobilities

Handbook of Urban Mobilities
Author: Ole B. Jensen,Claus Lassen,Vincent Kaufmann,Malene Freudendal-Pedersen,Ida Sofie Gøtzsche Lange
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 430
Release: 2020-05-18
ISBN 10: 1351058738
ISBN 13: 9781351058735
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Urban Mobilities Book Review:

This book offers the reader a comprehensive understanding and the multitude of methods utilized in the research of urban mobilities with cities and ‘the urban’ as its pivotal axis. It covers theories and concepts for scholars and researchers to understand, observe and analyse the world of urban mobilities. The Handbook of Urban Mobilities facilitates the understanding of urban mobilities within a historic conscience of societal transformation. It explores key concepts and theories within the ‘mobilities turn’ with a particular urban framework, as well as the methods and tools at play when empirical, urban mobilities research is undertaken. This book also explores the urban mobilities practices related to commutes; particular modes of moving; the exploration of everyday life and embodied practices as they manifest themselves within urban mobilities; and the themes of power, conflict, and social exclusion. A discussion of urban planning, public control, and governance is also undertaken in the book, wherein the themes of infrastructures, technologies and design are duly considered. With chapters written in an accessible style, this handbook carries timely contributions within the contemporary state of the art of urban mobilities research. It will thus be useful for academics and students of graduate programmes and post-graduate studies within disciplines such as urban geography, political science, sociology, anthropology, urban planning, traffic and transportation planning, and architecture and urban design.

Managing Environmental and Energy Transitions for Regions and Cities

Managing Environmental and Energy Transitions for Regions and Cities
Author: OECD
Publsiher: OECD Publishing
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2020-11-18
ISBN 10: 926447384X
ISBN 13: 9789264473843
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Managing Environmental and Energy Transitions for Regions and Cities Book Review:

This report offers guidance on how to prepare regions and cities for the transition towards a climate-neutral and circular economy by 2050 and is directed to all policymakers seeking to identify and implement concrete and ambitious transition pathways. It describes how cities, regions, and rural areas can manage the transition in a range of policy domains, including energy supply, conversion, and use, the transformation of mobility systems, and land use practices.

Dilemmas of Energy Transitions in the Global South

Dilemmas of Energy Transitions in the Global South
Author: Ankit Kumar,Johanna Höffken,Auke Pols
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 182
Release: 2021-06-16
ISBN 10: 1000397440
ISBN 13: 9781000397444
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dilemmas of Energy Transitions in the Global South Book Review:

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 brings together theoretical and empirical contributions focused on rethinking energy transitions conceptually from and for the global South, and highlights issues of justice and inclusivity. It argues that while urgency is critical for energy transitions in a climate-changed world, we must be wary of conflating goals and processes, and enquire what urgency means for due process. Drawing from a range of authors with expertise spanning environmental justice, design theory, ethics of technology, conflict and gender, it examines case studies from countries including Bolivia, Sri Lanka, India, The Gambia and Lebanon in order to expand our understanding of what energy transitions are, and how just energy transitions can be done in different parts of the world. Overall, driven by a postcolonial and decolonial sensibility, this book brings to the fore new concepts and ideas to help balance the demands of justice and urgency, to flag relevant but often overlooked issues, and to provide new pathways forward. This volume will be of great interest to students and scholars of energy transitions, environmental justice, climate change and developing countries. The Open Access version of this book, available at https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/oa-edit/10.4324/9781003052821 has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 4.0 license.

South Africa s Energy Transition

South Africa   s Energy Transition
Author: Tobias Bischof-Niemz,Terence Creamer
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 162
Release: 2018-07-11
ISBN 10: 0429872232
ISBN 13: 9780429872235
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

South Africa s Energy Transition Book Review:

South Africa’s energy transition has become a highly topical, emotive and politically contentious topic. Taking a systems perspective, this book offers an evidence-based roadmap for such a transition and debunks many of the myths raised about the risks of a renewable-energy-led electricity mix. Owing to its formidable solar and wind resources, South Africa has an almost unparalleled opportunity to turn solar photovoltaic and onshore wind generators into the country’s power generation workhorses – a role hitherto played by coal. This book shows that a renewables-led mix will not only provide the lowest cost, but will also create more jobs than any of the alternatives currently under consideration. In addition, it offers a glimpse of how South Africa’s low-cost and decarbonised electricity system can power a competitive industrial economy, an electric-mobility revolution and, in the long run, create new export opportunities. This book will be of great interest to energy industry practitioners, as well as students and scholars of energy policy and politics, environmental economics and sustainable development.