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Title Low-carbon energy controversies / edited by Thomas Roberts, Paul Upham, Sarah Mander, Carly Mclachlan, Philip Boucher, Clair Gough, Dana Abi Ghanem
Published Abingdon, Oxon : Routledge, 2013
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Description 1 online resource (290 pages) : illustrations
Contents Introduction: understanding and triangulating approaches to energy supply controversy / Thomas Roberts [and others] -- Public responses to climate change and low-carbon energy / Lorraine Whitmarsh and Paul Upham -- Methodologies for understanding low-carbon controversies / Thomas Roberts and Philip Boucher -- Exploring the relationship between public perceptions of risk and trust in experts / Thomas Roberts and Sarah Mander -- What have facts got to do with it anyway? Competing knowledge claims in low-carbon energy controversy / Carly McLachlan and Sarah Mander -- Energy siting governance: social and political challenges associated with the development of low-carbon energy in the marine environment / Thomas Roberts -- Microgeneration in the built environment: the multiple meanings of solar photovoltaic technologies / Dana Abi Ghanem -- Policy and regulatory controversy: the case of UK and EC biofuels policy / Paul Upham, Leonie Dendler and Julia Tomei -- Biofuel development in the UK: regulatory and engineering visions beyond a changing controversy / Philip Boucher -- Public engagement in energy planning and its impact on low-carbon energy controversy / Sarah Mander and Carly McLachlan -- New energy technologies in the media: a case study of carbon capture and storage / Sarah Mander [and others] -- Conclusions and a research agenda for the social science of energy supply controversy / Thomas Roberts [and others]
Summary "Governments, big business and communities are coming under increased pressure to develop low carbon energy supply technologies. Within the context of the climate change debate a delicate balance has to be reached between local environmental protection and our need for reliable low carbon energy. This books brings together ten years of research conducted by the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research and uses a range of case studies from carbon capture and storage to on-shore wind farms to explore the complex nature of disputes between a wide variety of stakeholder groups. Topics covered include: the importance of context, the relationship between risk and trust, sense of place, role of the media. An invaluable resource for researchers and readers in local or national government, industry or community groups who wish to deepen their understanding of controversy around low carbon technology and how to overcome it"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Carbon dioxide mitigation -- Government policy
Energy policy
Environmental policy
Renewable energy sources -- Government policy
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Industries -- Energy.
Energy policy.
Environmental policy.
Renewable energy sources -- Government policy.
SCIENCE -- Energy.
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING -- Power Resources -- Alternative & Renewable.
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING -- Power Resources -- General.
Form Electronic book
Author Abi Ghanem, Dana
Boucher, Philip
Gough, Clair
Mander, Sarah
McLachlan, Carly
Roberts, Thomas, 1980-
Upham, Paul, 1966-
ISBN 020310515X