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Title Energy fables : challenging ideas in the energy sector / edited by Jenny Rinkinen, Elizabeth Shove, and Jacopo Torriti
Published Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2019
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Summary Energy Fables: Challenging Ideas in the Energy Sector takes a fresh look at key terms and concepts around which energy research and policy are organised. Drawing on recent research in energy and transport studies, and combining this with concepts from sociology, economics, social theory and technology studies, the chapters in this collection review and challenge different aspects of received wisdom. Brief but critical introductions to classic notions like those of 'energy efficiency', 'elasticity', 'energy services' and the 'energy trilemma', together with discussions and analyses of well-worn phrases about 'low hanging fruit' and 'keeping the lights on', articulate aspects of the energy debate that are often taken for granted. In re-working these established themes and adding twists to familiar tales, the authors develop a repertoire of new ideas about the fundamentals of energy demand and carbon reduction. This book presents a valuable and thought-provoking resource for students, researchers and policy-makers interested in energy demand, politics and policy
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Jenny Rinkinen is a Researcher in the Centre for Consumer Society Research at the University of Helsinki, Finland. Elizabeth Shove is a Professor in theDepartment of Sociology, Lancaster University, UK,and was PIof the DEMAND Research Center. She is the author/editor of numerous titles, including The Nexus of Practices: Connections, Constellations, Practitioners(Routledge, 2017, withAllison Hui andTheodore Schatzki) and Sustainable Practices: Social Theory and Climate Change (Routledge, 2013, with Nicola Spurling). Jacopo Torriti is Professor of Energy Economics and Policy in the School of the Built Environment, University of Reading, UK, and author of Peak Energy Demand and Demand Side Response (Routledge, 2016)
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Subject Energy consumption
Energy development
Energy industries
Energy policy
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Real Estate / General
Energy consumption.
Energy development.
Energy industries.
Energy policy.
NATURE / Ecology
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Environmental Policy
SCIENCE / Energy
Form Electronic book
Author Rinkinen, Jenny, editor
Shove, Elizabeth, 1959- editor
Torriti, Jacopo, editor
LC no. 2019002363
ISBN 042939781X electronic book
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