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Author Magnani, Natalia, author.

Title Understanding the energy transition : civil society, territory and inequality in Italy / Natalia Magnani, Giovanni Carrosio
Published Cham : Palgrave Macmillan, [2021]


Description 1 online resource : illustrations
Contents Chapter 1: Introduction -- Chapter 2: The emergence of the sociology of energy -- Chapter 3. Civil society and conflicts over renewable energies beyond the NIMBY syndrome -- Chapter 4. The social and spatial (in)justice of the energy transition policies -- Chapter 5. Community renewable energies between social enterprises, social movements and hybrid networks -- Chapter 6. Some lessons on energy transition learned from the Italian case
Summary Natalia Magnani is Senior Assistant Professor in Environmental Sociology and Territorial Sociology in the Department of Sociology and Social Research of the University of Trento, Italy. Her research interests include the energy transition, environmental conflicts, sustainable development and actor-network theory. On these topics she has published several articles in peer-reviewed journals such as Energy Policy, Energy Research & Social Science and the Journal of Rural Studies. Giovanni Carrosio is Professor in Environmental Sociology in the Department of Social and Political Sciences of the University of Trieste, Italy. He deals with territorial inequalities and local development, investigating how the ecological transition impacts on social and territorial cohesion. Recently he has started to deal with eco-welfare, in order to integrate the readings on the environmental crisis with those on the fiscal crisis of the state. This book focuses on the energy transition from a system predominantly based on fossil fuels to one where renewable energy is increasingly important. Through the conceptual lens of sociology, this book aims to critically look at the linkages between renewable energy, civil society, territory and inequality. Opening with a discussion of the origins of sociologys interest in the energy issue, the book focuses on three areas of the energy transition where the relevance of social variables emerge more explicitly: conflicts over the construction and localization of renewable energy production facilities; the social-territorial impact of renewable energy policies on inequality patterns; and the emergence of forms of collective action on renewable energy promoting a new model of the energy system centered on communities and prosumers
Notes Includes index
Print version record
Subject Energy policy -- Italy
Energy transition -- Italy
Energy policy
Energy transition
Form Electronic book
Author Carrosio, Giovanni, author.
ISBN 9783030834814