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11 p, 535.1 KB Complexity, uncertainty and ambiguity: Implications for European Union energy governance / Kovacic, Zora (University of Bergen. Centre for the Study of the Sciences and the Humanities) ; Di Felice, Louisa Jane (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals)
Energy security is an ambiguous concept. Growing academic interest has aimed at defining, conceptualising and measuring energy security, often through indicators. Energy policy in the European Union (EU) is not concerned with energy security’s ambiguous conceptualisation, nor does it use energy security indicators, but it refers consistently to security as one of its primary aims. [...]
2019 - 10.1016/j.erss.2019.03.005
Energy Research & Social Science, Vol. 53, (July 2019) , p. 159-169  
Fossil fuel divestment and climate change : Reviewing contested arguments / Braungardt, Sibylle (Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI) ; Bergh, Jeroen C. J. M. van den (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals) ; Dunlop, Tessa (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals)
The strategy of fossil fuel divestment has attracted considerable attention in recent years, particularly in the press and social media. Spearheaded as a movement based on ethical principles, divestment has been suggested to play a potential role in shaping public opinion and policymaking on climate change. [...]
2019 - 10.1016/j.erss.2018.12.004
Energy Research & Social Science, Vol. 50 (April 2019) , p. 191-200  
13 p, 1.9 MB Unraveling the complexity of the Jevons Paradox : the link between innovation, efficiency, and sustainability / Giampietro, Mario (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals) ; Mayumi, Kozo (The University of Tokushima. Faculty of Integrated Arts and Sciences)
The term “Jevons Paradox” flags the need to consider the different hierarchical scales at which a system under analysis changes its identity in response to an innovation. Accordingly, an analysis of the implications of the Jevons Paradox must abandon the realm of reductionism and deal with the complexity inherent in the issue of sustainability: when studying evolution and real change how can we define “what has to be sustained” in a system that continuously becomes something else? In an attempt to address this question this paper presents three theoretical concepts foreign to conventional scientific analysis: (i) complex adaptive systems—to address the peculiar characteristics of learning and self-producing systems; (ii) holons and holarchy—to explain the implications of the ambiguity found when observing the relation between functional and structural elements across different scales (steady-state vs. [...]
2018 - 10.3389/fenrg.2018.00026
Frontiers in energy research, Vol. 6 (April 2018) , art. 26  
Urgency in energy justice : contestation and time in prospective shale extraction in the United States and United Kingdom / Partridge, Tristan (University of California. Department of Anthropology) ; Thomas, Merryn (Cardiff University. School of Psychology) ; Pidgeon, Nick (Cardiff University. School of Psychology) ; Harthorn, Barbara (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals)
Changes to the material and social systems that underpin energy infrastructures are inextricably linked to energy justice concerns, and the timeframes of those changes significantly affect their outcomes. [...]
2018 - 10.1016/j.erss.2018.03.018
Energy research & social science, Vol. 42 (Aug. 2018) , p. 138-146  

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