Energy for the Future: A New Agenda

Energy for the Future: A New Agenda

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Overview

Cutting carbon emissions is urgent but very challenging in wealthy democracies. Energy for the Future analyzes the changing contexts, imperatives and fault lines, and proposes ways forwards. Greater public engagement and a new approach to markets are vital, but traditional concerns with energy security and economic efficiency cannot be set aside.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780230221529
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 02/12/2009
Series: Energy, Climate and the Environment
Edition description: 2009
Pages: 298
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 2.70(d)

About the Author

IVAN SCRASE works on policy framings, appraisals and change in the areas of carbon abatement, energy efficiency, bioenergy and flood risk management. He trained at Oxford (BA) and Imperial College London (MSc, PhD), and has worked in academia, the NGO sector and environmental consultancy.

GORDON MACKERRON is an economist who works on energy policy and economics, especially the trade-offs between policy objectives, as well as on electricity issues, especially nuclear power policy. He has worked in government and consultancy as well as academia and chaired the UK Government Committee on Radioactive Waste Management.

Table of Contents

Foreword; S.Stagl PART I: THE ENERGY POLICY AGENDA Introduction: Climate Policy is Energy Policy; I.Scrase, T.Wang, G.MacKerron, F.McGowan & S.Sorrell International Regimes for Energy: Finding the Right Level for Policy; F.McGowan Energy Issues: Framing and Policy Change; I.Scrase& D.Ockwell Energy Governance: The Challenges of Sustainability; A.Smith Lessons from the UK on Urgency and Legitimacy in Energy Policy-Making; G.MacKerron Lock-In; I.Scrase& G.MacKerron PART II: TOWARDS A NEW AGENDA Deliberative Socio-Technical Transitions; M.Lehtonen & F.Kern Technology Assessment and Innovation Policy; J.Watson Distributed Generation: Transforming the Electricity Network; R.Sauter & D.Bauknecht Energy and the Citizen; M.Martiskainen & J.Watson Carbon Trading; S.Sorrell Global Energy Solutions?; F.McGowan, D.Ockwell, G.MacKerron, J.Watson, M.Lehtonen & I.Scrase PART III: CONCLUSIONS AND POLICY IMPLICATIONS Conclusions: Transitions, Governance and Appraisal; I.Scrase, D.Bauknecht, F.Kern, M.Lehtonen, G.MacKerron, M.Martiskainen, F.McGowan, D.Ockwell, R.Sauter, A.Smith, S.Sorrell, T.Wang & J.Watson Energy Policy Implications; I.Scrase, F.Kern, M.Lehtonen, G.MacKerron, M.Martiskainen, F.McGowan, D.Ockwell, R.Sauter, A.Smith, S.Sorrell, T.Wang & J.Watson Afterword: Sustainable Energy - The Challenge of Choice; A.Stirling

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