Complex Systems and Social Practices in Energy Transitions: Framing Energy Sustainability in the Time of Renewables

Complex Systems and Social Practices in Energy Transitions: Framing Energy Sustainability in the Time of Renewables

by Nicola Labanca (Editor)

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783319815930
Publisher: Springer International Publishing
Publication date: 07/17/2018
Series: Green Energy and Technology
Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2017
Pages: 337
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

The Social Construction of Complex Systems.- Complexification in the Energiewende.- Present Energy Metabolism and the Future of Renewables.- Hierarchies, Power and the Problem of Governing Complex Systems.- Community-based Initiatives to Enhance the Sustainability of Energy Systems.- Convergence of Biophysical and Socioeconomic Models of Resource Systems in the Long Term Based on a Complex Systems Approach.- Energy Conservation Policies in the Light of the Energetics of Evolution.- Ontological Fallacies Linked to Energy, Time and Information.- Energy, Time and Social Practice: From Abstractions to Dynamic Processes.- How Flexible are Households in their Energy Consumption? An Analysis of the Rhythm ofEveryday Life and its Consequences for Peak Shaving.- Two Political Views on Energy: The Mechanic and Experimental Regimes of Bodies.- Radical Transitions from Fossil Fuel to Renewables: A Change of Posture.- Decomposing Energy Grids: Energy and Power Between Corporate Actors and Final Users.- Complex Adaptive Systems and Energy-saving Social Practices.- Grid Dependencies in the Time of Renewables.

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