The Role of Public Participation in Energy Transitions

The Role of Public Participation in Energy Transitions
Author: Ortwin Renn,Frank Ulmer,Anna Deckert
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2020-04
ISBN 10: 0128195150
ISBN 13: 9780128195154
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Role of Public Participation in Energy Transitions Book Review:

The Role of Public Participation in Energy Transitions provides a conceptual and empirical approach to stakeholder and citizen involvement in the ongoing energy transition conversation, focusing on projects surrounding energy conversion and efficiency, reducing energy demand, and using new forms of renewable energy sources. Sections review and contrast different approaches to citizen involvement, discuss the challenges of inclusive participation in complex energy policymaking, and provide conceptual foundations for the empirical case studies that constitute the second part of the book. The book is a valuable resource for academics in the field of energy planning and policymaking, as well as practitioners in energy governance, energy and urban planners and participation specialists.

The Role of Public Participation in Energy Transitions

The Role of Public Participation in Energy Transitions
Author: Ortwin Renn,Frank Ulmer,Anna Deckert
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2020-03-25
ISBN 10: 0128195665
ISBN 13: 9780128195666
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Role of Public Participation in Energy Transitions Book Review:

The Role of Public Participation in Energy Transitions provides a conceptual and empirical approach to stakeholder and citizen involvement in the ongoing energy transition conversation, focusing on projects surrounding energy conversion and efficiency, reducing energy demand, and using new forms of renewable energy sources. Sections review and contrast different approaches to citizen involvement, discuss the challenges of inclusive participation in complex energy policymaking, and provide conceptual foundations for the empirical case studies that constitute the second part of the book. The book is a valuable resource for academics in the field of energy planning and policymaking, as well as practitioners in energy governance, energy and urban planners and participation specialists. Explains both key concepts in public participation and involvement, along with empirical results gained in implementing these concepts Links theoretical knowledge with conceptual and real-life applications in the energy sector Instructs energy planners in how to improve planning and transformation processes by using inclusive governance methods Contains insights from case studies in the fully transitioned German system that provide an empirical basis for action for energy policymakers worldwide

Pilot Society and the Energy Transition

Pilot Society and the Energy Transition
Author: Marianne Ryghaug,Tomas Moe Skjølsvold
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 130
Release: 2021
ISBN 10: 3030611841
ISBN 13: 9783030611842
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pilot Society and the Energy Transition Book Review:

"This important book interrogates scholarship on sustainability transitions with insights from Science and Technology studies (STS) by focusing on pilot projects. The book urges us to look beyond technological solutionism, to examine how the energy transition also requires experimentation and even transformation in social domains. This is a valuable contribution to discussions about how to make energy transitions just, fair and more humane, and it will be an important resource for students and scholars alike. Highly recommended!"--Benjamin K. Sovacool, University of Sussex, UK and Aarhus University Denmark This open access book examines the role of pilot and demonstration projects as crucial devices for conducting innovation in the context of the energy transition. Bridging literature from sustainability transitions and Science and Technology Studies (STS), it argues that such projects play a crucial role, not only in shaping future energy and mobility systems, but in transforming societies more broadly. Pilot projects constitute socio-technical configurations where imagined future realities are materialized. With this as a backdrop, the book explores pilot projects as political entities, focusing on questions of how they gain their legitimacy, which resources are mobilized in their production, and how they can serve as sites of public participation and the production of energy citizenship. The book argues that such projects too often have a narrow technology focus, and that this is a missed opportunity. The book concludes by critically discussing the potential roles of research and innovation policy in transforming how such projects are configured and conducted. Marianne Ryghaug is a professor of Science and Technology Studies at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology where she leads the research group on Energy, Climate and Environment. Over the last twenty years, her work has focused on the linkages between energy and climate policy, technological development and innovation, and public participation. Tomas Moe Skjølsvold is a professor of Science and Technology Studies at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. He is the deputy director of the Norwegian Centre for Energy Transition Strategies (NTRANS) and has published extensively on socio-technical aspects of energy transitions, as well as scientific processes within climate and sustainability science over the last years

Between Public Participation and Energy Transition

Between Public Participation and Energy Transition
Author: Sanne Akerboom
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 212
Release: 2018
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OCLC:1056207516
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Between Public Participation and Energy Transition Book Review:

This thesis researches the role of the public in governmental wind farm decision-making procedures in the Netherlands. Wind farms are an essential part of the Dutch energy transition towards to a CO2 neutral society. For a successful realisation of wind farms it is important that the Dutch society supports this realisation. Unfortunately, many wind farm plans so far have been met with substantial societal resistance. For a long time this phenomenon was explained by the self-interest based Not-In-My-Backyard (NIMBY) theory. However, recent studies suggest a strong link to the decision-making processes leading to the realisation of wind farms. Therefore, this thesis studies the relation between government and the public during the governmental decision-making process of a wind farm. This concerns an interdisciplinary study into the concept of public participation on the basis of fundamental legal and political science theories. Both disciplines have studied the concept of public participation in detail and both lead to different analysis and conclusions. This theoretical framework results in an evaluative norm, namely the deliberative ideal, in which processes focus on the common good and dialogue rather than individual interests. This thesis secondly analyses how the concept of public participation is implemented in the wind farm relevant legal frameworks: Dutch administrative, environmental and spatial planning law. On the basis of this analysis and a case study we arrive at the conclusion that the legal implementation does not meet the deliberative ideal and make some suggestions to improve these decision-making procedures.

Pilot Society and the Energy Transition

Pilot Society and the Energy Transition
Author: Marianne Ryghaug,Tomas Moe Skjølsvold
Publsiher: Palgrave Pivot
Total Pages: 127
Release: 2020-12-16
ISBN 10: 9783030611835
ISBN 13: 3030611833
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pilot Society and the Energy Transition Book Review:

This open access book examines the role of pilot and demonstration projects as crucial devices for conducting innovation in the context of the energy transition. Bridging literature from sustainability transitions and Science and Technology Studies (STS), it argues that such projects play a crucial role, not only in shaping future energy and mobility systems, but in transforming societies more broadly. Pilot projects constitute socio-technical configurations where imagined future realities are materialized. With this as a backdrop, the book explores pilot projects as political entities, focusing on questions of how they gain their legitimacy, which resources are mobilized in their production, and how they can serve as sites of public participation and the production of energy citizenship. The book argues that such projects too often have a narrow technology focus, and that this is a missed opportunity. The book concludes by critically discussing the potential roles of research and innovation policy in transforming how such projects are configured and conducted.

The Palgrave Handbook of Managing Fossil Fuels and Energy Transitions

The Palgrave Handbook of Managing Fossil Fuels and Energy Transitions
Author: Geoffrey Wood,Keith Baker
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 647
Release: 2019-11-12
ISBN 10: 3030280764
ISBN 13: 9783030280765
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Palgrave Handbook of Managing Fossil Fuels and Energy Transitions Book Review:

This Handbook is the first volume to comprehensively analyse and problem-solve how to manage the decline of fossil fuels as the world tackles climate change and shifts towards a low-carbon energy transition. The overall findings are straight-forward and unsurprising: although fossil fuels have powered the industrialisation of many nations and improved the lives of hundreds of millions of people, another century dominated by fossil fuels would be disastrous. Fossil fuels and associated greenhouse gas emissions must be reduced to a level that avoids rising temperatures and rising risks in support of a just and sustainable energy transition. Divided into four sections and 25 contributions from global leading experts, the chapters span a wide range of energy technologies and sources including fossil fuels, carbon mitigation options, renewables, low carbon energy, energy storage, electric vehicles and energy sectors (electricity, heat and transport). They cover varied legal jurisdictions and multiple governance approaches encompassing multi- and inter-disciplinary technological, environmental, social, economic, political, legal and policy perspectives with timely case studies from Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America, South America and the Pacific. Providing an insightful contribution to the literature and a much-needed synthesis of the field as a whole, this book will have great appeal to decision makers, practitioners, students and scholars in the field of energy transition studies seeking a comprehensive understanding of the opportunities and challenges in managing the decline of fossil fuels.

The Regulation and Policy of Latin American Energy Transitions

The Regulation and Policy of Latin American Energy Transitions
Author: Lucas Guimaraes
Publsiher: Elsevier Science
Total Pages: 396
Release: 2020-03
ISBN 10: 0128195215
ISBN 13: 9780128195215
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Regulation and Policy of Latin American Energy Transitions examines the ongoing revolution within the energy landscape of Latin America. This book includes real-world examples from across the continent to demonstrate the current landscape of energy policy in Latin America. It focuses on distributed energy resources, including distributed generation, energy efficiency and microgrids, but also addresses the role of less common energy sources, such as geothermal and biogas, as well as discusses the changing role of energy actors, where consumers become prosumers or prosumagers, and utilities become service providers. The legal frameworks that are still hampering the transformation of the energy landscape are explored, together with an analysis of the economic, planning-related and social aspects of energy transitions, which can help address the issue of how inequalities are affecting and being affected by energy transitions. The book is suitable for policy makers, lawyers, economists and social science professionals working with energy policy, as well as researchers and industry professionals in the field. It is an ideal source for anyone involved in energy policy and regulation across Latin America. Reviews key legal and policy features defining success and failure within the diverse Latin American energy transitions Provides clear descriptions and comparisons of current and potential future policy frameworks in Latin America across differing social, economic, geo-political and policy contexts Analyzes the potential role of new technologies and practices in developing the region's energy economy Poses key regulatory challenges and possible means to finance the envisioned transitions

Latin America Global Insertion Energy Transition and Sustainable Development

Latin America Global Insertion  Energy Transition  and Sustainable Development
Author: Leonardo E. Stanley
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2020-10-28
ISBN 10: 1108896375
ISBN 13: 9781108896375
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Latin America Global Insertion Energy Transition and Sustainable Development Book Review:

This Element focuses on Latin American fossil fuel producer countries and how they are dealing with the transition towards a greener energy matrix. The challenges involved are multiple and ethical in substance. In particular, a worldwide expansion in clean energies would reduce climate change, physical risks. A rapid transition, however, induces the irruption of a new (financial) risk. The energy transition, in addition, could be thought of as a new arena for political disputes. Finally, it evaluates the relevance of monetary policy and financial regulation to tackle the issue from a macro perspective. Energy transition, however, have also long-term but uncertain consequences on the national economy. Henceforth, and in order to minimize risks, a long-term, strategic vision of the challenge confronted by the region becomes mandatory. To tackle all these problems, this Element profits from contributions of different disciplines.

Remaking Participation

Remaking Participation
Author: Jason Chilvers,Matthew Kearnes
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2015-11-02
ISBN 10: 113508470X
ISBN 13: 9781135084707
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Changing relations between science and democracy – and controversies over issues such as climate change, energy transitions, genetically modified organisms and smart technologies – have led to a rapid rise in new forms of public participation and citizen engagement. While most existing approaches adopt fixed meanings of ‘participation’ and are consumed by questions of method or critiquing the possible limits of democratic engagement, this book offers new insights that rethink public engagements with science, innovation and environmental issues as diverse, emergent and in the making. Bringing together leading scholars on science and democracy, working between science and technology studies, political theory, geography, sociology and anthropology, the volume develops relational and co-productionist approaches to studying and intervening in spaces of participation. New empirical insights into the making, construction, circulation and effects of participation across cultures are illustrated through examples ranging from climate change and energy to nanotechnology and mundane technologies, from institutionalised deliberative processes to citizen-led innovation and activism, and from the global north to global south. This new way of seeing participation in science and democracy opens up alternative paths for reconfiguring and remaking participation in more experimental, reflexive, anticipatory and responsible ways. This ground-breaking book is essential reading for scholars and students of participation across the critical social sciences and beyond, as well as those seeking to build more transformative participatory practices.

Energy Democracy A Research Agenda

Energy Democracy  A Research Agenda
Author: Andrea M. Feldpausch-Parker,Leah Sprain,Danielle Endres,Tarla Rai Peterson
Publsiher: Frontiers Media SA
Total Pages: 108
Release: 2019-10-31
ISBN 10: 2889631974
ISBN 13: 9782889631971
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Local Governments Communities and Wind Farm Proposals

Local Governments  Communities and Wind Farm Proposals
Author: Claudia Gonnelli
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 282
Release: 2020
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OCLC:1245912474
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Local Governments Communities and Wind Farm Proposals Book Review:

As innovation and economies of scale facilitate the rapid adoption of renewable energy technologies, growing socio-political factors remain a key challenge to the achievement of energy transition. The study of large-scale wind farms offers a clear example of the growing impacts of socio-political barriers on implementation rates for renewables. Rapidly decreasing technological costs are being matched by increasingly heated public opposition to wind farm proposals, which, in turn, have put the spotlight on public participation as a key tool to increase social acceptance. Most of the literature on public participation in the wind energy sector has focused on creating a compelling case for a shift from technocratic decision-making to a more participatory approach. The role of local authorities in implementing this shift has attracted considerably less attention, despite being recognised as significant. To address this gap, this thesis critically explored the role of local governments in New Zealand and Italy in the co-construction of three key elements of public participation: the issue, the public, and the practices. Interviews with key informants were conducted in New Zealand and Italy, alongside a comprehensive document and policy analysis. This cross-country comparison revealed significant differences in legislated participatory requirements, but also substantial similarities in the local discourse around participation. First, in both countries, there was an underlying tension between government commitment to public participation and to renewable energy development. These competing priorities risked reducing participatory practices to a teaching exercise used to convince the public, rather than an opportunity to elicit debate. Secondly, in both countries, local authorities characterised the imagined public as NIMBY and used this imaginary to legitimise the decision-making process and its outcomes. Finally, the participatory practices implemented in the two countries highlighted the potential links between lack of opportunities for direct communication between the public and decision-makers and alternative channels of expression. The knowledge generated from the present research contributes significantly to an understanding of public participation from both a theoretical and practical perspective and expands the discourse beyond the classical normative divide between technocratic and participatory decision-making processes.

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

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 governance 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.--

Routledge Handbook of Energy Democracy

Routledge Handbook of Energy Democracy
Author: Andrea M. Feldpausch-Parker,Danielle Endres,Tarla Rai Peterson,Stephanie L. Gomez
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2021-11-18
ISBN 10: 0429688563
ISBN 13: 9780429688560
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Routledge Handbook of Energy Democracy Book Review:

This handbook offers a comprehensive transdisciplinary examination of the research and practices that constitute the emerging research agenda in energy democracy. With protests over fossil fuels and controversies over nuclear and renewable energy technologies, democratic ideals have contributed to an emerging social movement. Energy democracy captures this movement and addresses the issues of energy access, ownership, and participation at a time when there are expanding social, political, environmental, and economic demands on energy systems. This volume defines energy democracy as both a social movement and an academic area of study and examines it through a social science and humanities lens, explaining key concepts and reflecting state-of-the-art research. The collection is comprised of six parts: 1 Scalar Dimensions of Power and Governance in Energy Democracy 2 Discourses of Energy Democracy 3 Grassroots and Critical Modes of Action 4 Democratic and Participatory Principles 5 Energy Resource Tensions 6 Energy Democracies in Practice The vision of this handbook is explicitly transdisciplinary and global, including contributions from interdisciplinary international scholars and practitioners. The Routledge Handbook of Energy Democracy will be the premier source for all students and researchers interested in the field of energy, including policy, politics, transitions, access, justice, and public participation.

Power Shift

Power Shift
Author: Peter Newell
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 350
Release: 2021-04-30
ISBN 10: 1108832857
ISBN 13: 9781108832854
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Power Shift Book Review:

A novel, interdisciplinary account of the global politics of producing, financing, governing and mobilising energy system transformation.

Urban Energy Transition

Urban Energy Transition
Author: Peter Droege
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 664
Release: 2011-09-06
ISBN 10: 9780080560465
ISBN 13: 0080560466
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Urban Energy Transition Book Review:

This compendium of 29 chapters from 18 countries contains both fundamental and advanced insight into the inevitable shift from cities dominated by the fossil-fuel systems of the industrial age to a renewable-energy based urban development framework. The cross-disciplinary handbook covers a range of diverse yet relevant topics, including: carbon emissions policy and practice; the role of embodied energy; urban thermal performance planning; building efficiency services; energy poverty alleviation efforts; renewable community support networks; aspects of household level bio-fuel markets; urban renewable energy legislation, programs and incentives; innovations in individual transport systems; global urban mobility trends; implications of intelligent energy networks and distributed energy supply and storage; and the case for new regional monetary systems and lifestyles. Presented are practical and principled aspects of technology, economics, design, culture and society, presenting perspectives that are both local and international in scope and relevance.

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

Electronic Participation

Electronic Participation
Author: Noella Edelmann
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2021
ISBN 10: 3030828247
ISBN 13: 9783030828240
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Integrated Science

Integrated Science
Author: Nima Rezaei
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2021
ISBN 10: 3030652734
ISBN 13: 9783030652739
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Public Goods Sustainable Development and the Contribution of Business

Public Goods  Sustainable Development and the Contribution of Business
Author: Roland Bardy,Arthur Rubens,Raymond Saner,Lichia Yiu
Publsiher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Total Pages: 332
Release: 2021-02-18
ISBN 10: 1527566250
ISBN 13: 9781527566255
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Public Goods Sustainable Development and the Contribution of Business Book Review:

This book provides an expansive review of the public goods theme and highlights the inherent linkage between sustainable development and corporate responsibility for improving the current and future welfare of communities both at home and abroad. The main proposition here is that sustainable development is focused on preserving and maintaining public goods. Consequently, whoever uses public goods is liable for their preservation, their maintenance, and, where they are underdeveloped, for their expansion. Successful delivery, both now and in the future, depends on a positive relationship of the public sector with the private sector. This book will serve to stimulate discussions of scholars and policy makers in the field of sustainable development with business leaders, and will close the gap between the public and the private sectors by building a common understanding and common methodologies for implementing and measuring sustainable development in the macro- and the micro-spheres.