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Looking for Perspectives!: EU Energy Policy in Context
Chalmers.
Eindhoven University of Technology.
Philosophy and History, KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Philosophy and History of Technology, History of Science, Technology and Environment.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-3476-2567
2018 (English)In: Advancing Energy Policy: Lessons on the Integration of Social Sciences and Humanities / [ed] Chris Foulds and Rosie Robison, Palgrave Macmillan, 2018Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Transitioning to less carbon-intensive energy systems involves making difficult choices and priorities. This chapter imagines three individuals who are affected in different ways by EU energy policy. Their fictional stories illustrate that energy policies are embedded in social, historical and cultural practices and need to take a broader perspective than either technological fixes or a narrowly defined goal of low or zero carbon emissions to be fair and effective. We argue that this is often not reflected in the EU's energy policy frameworks, and use the Energy Roadmap 2050 to demonstrate our point. Contrary to the impression given by the roadmap, a narrow technocratic empirical basis for a policy isnot enough to define and solve an energy problem. Energy issues are soci-etal problems and need to be addressed as such.

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Palgrave Macmillan, 2018.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-233847DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-99097-2ISBN: 978-3-319-99096-5 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-233847DiVA, id: diva2:1243005
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Available from: 2018-08-29 Created: 2018-08-29 Last updated: 2018-09-03Bibliographically approved

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