Energy Justice

Bhopal’s Trials of Knowledge and Ignorance

This scholarly journal article reports on the sociotechnical entanglements related to a disaster experienced in Bhopal, India. This disaster was not directly related to energy resources, but was incited by the failure of energy resources (refrigeration system, energy burn off smokestacks, and...Read more

Utility Shutoffs and The COVID-19 Pandemic

The report here shown details the utility affordability crisis that exists in the United States, with statistics on customers most affected and the degree to which low-income households face utility in-affordability. The crisis documented in the...Read more

ENERGY SAFETY NETS: USING SOCIAL ASSISTANCE MECHANISMS TO CLOSE AFFORDABILITY GAPS FOR THE POOR

This report was published by an international NGO called Sustainable Energy For All. This NGO  was established in response to the Sustainable Development Goal 7 laid out by the Paris Agreement for universal access to sustainable energy by 2030. This report addressed matters of energy...Read more

ENERGY JUSTICE: A SOCIAL SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES CROSS-CUTTING THEME REPORT

This academic report was published by Shape Energy, receiving funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program through a grant. Cross-cutting three disciplines in the social sciences and the humanities, it provides a critical analysis of topics of energy justice to...Read more

Spatializing energy justice

This scholarly research article written by Stefan Bouzaraovski and Neil Simcock from the Department of Geography at University of Manchester in the UK establishes a spatial justice framework for energy justice to address energy vulnerabilities more adequately. The article is a meta-analysis...Read more

Energy decisions reframed as justice and ethical concerns

This scholarly journal article synthesizes the mechanisms required to bolster a more inclusive energy landscape. These concerns lay out the core elements attempting to eliminate energy vulnerabilities by identifying the root of these injustices.

The framework utilizes encompassing factors...Read more

Renewable energy communities as ‘socio-legal institutions’: A normative frame for energy decentralization?

This paper introduces a framework for introducing community renewable energy (CRE) solutions as a "separate socio-legal institution" to better ensure that the post-energy transition landscape is one that prioritizes decentralization and democratization of energy. They incorporate principles of...Read more

The historical–geographical construction of power: electricity in Eastern North Carolina

The attached paper analyzes the creation of the uneven distribution of electricity throughout Eastern North Carolina, tracing the history of the energy distribution from the introduction of utilities to now. The author dives into the different organizational structures of energy utilities, how...Read more

Contextualizing the Covid-19 pandemic for a carbon-constrained world: Insights for sustainability transitions, energy justice, and research methodology

The Energy in COVID-19 group intends to read this article for framing for our own research during the pandemic. 

Abstract: The global Covid-19 pandemic has rapidly overwhelmed our societies, shocked the global economy and overburdened struggling health care systems and other social...Read more

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