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Complex systems and social practices in energy transitions : framing energy sustainability in the time of renewables

Author: Nicola Labanca
Publisher: Cham, Switzerland Springer [2017]
Series: Green energy and technology
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Part I. The social construction of complex systems. 1. Complex systems: the latest human artefact -- 2. Energy and complex systems dynamics -- Part II. Complex systems and sustainable energy transitions. 3. Complexification in the energiewende -- 4. Present energy metabolism and the future of renewables -- 5. Hierarchies, power and the problem of governing complex systems -- 6. Polycentric governance approaches for  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nicola Labanca
ISBN: 9783319337524 3319337521
OCLC Number: 1006682167
Description: xxx, 337 Seiten : Illustrationen.
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 of Everyday 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.
Series Title: Green energy and technology
Responsibility: Nicola Labanca, editor.

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This book offers an interdisciplinary discussion of the fundamental issues concerning policies for sustainable transition to renewable energies from the perspectives of sociologists, physicists,  Read more...

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