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The Resource Visions of energy futures : imagining and innovating low-carbon transitions, Benjamin K. Sovacool

Visions of energy futures : imagining and innovating low-carbon transitions, Benjamin K. Sovacool

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Visions of energy futures : imagining and innovating low-carbon transitions
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Visions of energy futures
Title remainder
imagining and innovating low-carbon transitions
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Benjamin K. Sovacool
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eng
Summary
"This book examines the visions, fantasies, frames, discourses, imaginaries, and expectations associated with six state-of-the-art energy systems--nuclear power, hydrogen fuel cells, shale gas, clean coal, smart meters, and electric vehicles--playing a key role in current deliberations about low-carbon energy supply and use. Visions of Energy Futures: Imagining and Innovating Low-Carbon Transitions unveils what the future of energy systems could look like and how their meanings are produced, often alongside moments of contestation. Theoretically, it analyzes these technological case studies with emerging concepts from various disciplines: utopianism (history of technology), symbolic convergence (communication studies), technological frames (social construction of technology), discursive coalitions (discourse analysis and linguistics), sociotechnical imaginaries (science and technology studies), and the sociology of expectations (innovation studies, future studies). It draws from these cases to create a synthetic set of dichotomies and frameworks for energy futures based on original data collected across two global epistemic communities - nuclear physicists and hydrogen engineers - and experts in Eastern Europe and the Nordic region, stakeholders in South Africa, and newspapers in the United Kingdom. This book is motivated by the premise that tackling climate change via low-carbon energy systems and practices is one of the most significant challenges of the twenty-first century, and that success will require not only new energy technologies, but also new ways of understanding language, visions, and discursive politics. This book will be essential reading for students and scholars of energy policy, energy and environment, and technology assessment"--
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Sovacool, Benjamin K
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non fiction
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bibliography
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Routledge studies in energy transitions
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  • Clean energy industries
  • Energy industries
  • Energy policy
  • Carbon dioxide mitigation
  • Power resources
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Visions of energy futures : imagining and innovating low-carbon transitions, Benjamin K. Sovacool
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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text
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Contents
Introduction : visions and futures in the study of low-carbon energy systems -- Technological utopianism : small modular reactors and the physics community -- Symbolic convergence : hydrogen fuel cells and the engineering community -- Technological frames : the interpretive flexibility of shale gas in Eastern Europe -- Discursive coalitions : contesting clean coal in South Africa -- Sociotechnical imaginaries : smart meters and the public in the United Kingdom -- Expectations : electric mobility and experts in the Nordic region -- Conclusion : dimensions, dichotomies and frameworks for energy futures
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on1079410603
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 256 pages
Isbn
9780367112004
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
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(OCoLC)1079410603
Label
Visions of energy futures : imagining and innovating low-carbon transitions, Benjamin K. Sovacool
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : visions and futures in the study of low-carbon energy systems -- Technological utopianism : small modular reactors and the physics community -- Symbolic convergence : hydrogen fuel cells and the engineering community -- Technological frames : the interpretive flexibility of shale gas in Eastern Europe -- Discursive coalitions : contesting clean coal in South Africa -- Sociotechnical imaginaries : smart meters and the public in the United Kingdom -- Expectations : electric mobility and experts in the Nordic region -- Conclusion : dimensions, dichotomies and frameworks for energy futures
Control code
on1079410603
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 256 pages
Isbn
9780367112004
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1079410603

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