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Energy Demand Challenges in Europe

Implications for policy, planning and practice

Editors: Fahy, Frances, Goggins, Gary, Jensen, Charlotte (Eds.)

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  • This ENERGISE project is funded by the European Union's H2020 Research and Innovation program under grant agreement number 727642
  • Spotlights energy issues in ten European countries
  • Provides practical examples for new sustainable energy initiatives
  • Focuses on the role citizens play in reducing household energy use
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This open access book examines the role of citizens in sustainable energy transitions across Europe. It explores energy problem framing, policy approaches and practical responses to the challenge of securing clean, affordable and sustainable energy for all citizens, focusing on households as the main unit of analysis. The book revolves around ten contributions that each summarise national trends, socio-material characteristics, and policy responses to contemporary energy issues affecting householders in different countries, and provides good practice examples for designing and implementing sustainable energy initiatives. Prominent concerns include reducing carbon emissions, energy poverty, sustainable consumption, governance, practices, innovations and sustainable lifestyles. The opening and closing contributions consider European level energy policy, dominant and alternative problem framings and similarities and differences between European countries in relation to reducing household energy use. Overall, the book is a valuable resource for researchers, policy-makers, practitioners and others interested in sustainable energy perspectives.


    

About the authors

Frances Fahy is Senior Lecturer in Geography at the National University of Ireland Galway and Lead Coordinator of the European H2020-funded ENERGISE project. Her research interests are in environmental planning and sustainability.

Gary Goggins is ENERGISE project manager at the National University of Ireland Galway. He holds a PhD in Environmental Sociology and Sustainability Studies, an MA in Community Development and a degree in Business Studies. His research interests include sustainable consumption and sociotechnical change.

Charlott Jensen is Assistant Professor at Aalborg University, Denmark. She holds an MSc in Innovation and Environmental Management and a PhD in Sociology of Technology and Consumption. Her research explores the environmental and social impacts of consumption and production. 


Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)
  • An Introduction to Energy Demand Challenges in Europe

    Pages 1-7

    Fahy, Frances (et al.)

  • Framing the Sustainable Energy Challenge and Implications for Solutions

    Pages 9-19

    Jensen, Charlotte (et al.)

  • The Impact of German Energy Policy on Household Energy Use

    Pages 21-33

    Grealis, Eoin (et al.)

  • The Role of Households in Danish Energy Policy: Visions and Contradictions

    Pages 35-46

    Røpke, Inge (et al.)

  • Reducing Residential Carbon Emissions in Ireland: Challenges and Policy Responses

    Pages 47-57

    Goggins, Gary (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Energy Demand Challenges in Europe
Book Subtitle
Implications for policy, planning and practice
Editors
  • Frances Fahy
  • Gary Goggins
  • Charlotte Jensen
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Pivot
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-20339-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-20339-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-20338-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 157
Number of Illustrations
35 illustrations in colour
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