publication . Article . 2019

Beyond cost and carbon:The multidimensional co-benefits of low carbon transitions in Europe

Benjamin K. Sovacool; Mari Martiskainen; Andrew Hook; Lucy Baker;
Open Access English
  • Published: 20 Nov 2019
Abstract
Abstract The paper explores the myriad potential benefits of four low-carbon transitions beyond those in the environmental or economic domain. Drawn from a rich set of original mixed methods data—across expert interviews, focus groups, and public internet forums—we examine the presumed multidimensional, qualitative co-benefits to nuclear power in France, solar photovoltaics in Germany, electric vehicles in Norway, and smart meters in Great Britain. We catalogue 128 identified prospective co-benefits to these four European low-carbon transitions, 30 for nuclear power, 30 for solar photovoltaic panels, 26 for electric vehicles and 42 for smart meters. Tellingly, 3...
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free text keywords: Electric mobility, Energy transitions, Nuclear energy, Smart grids, Solar energy, Sustainability transitions, Economics and Econometrics, General Environmental Science, Photovoltaic system, Complementarity (molecular biology), Environmental economics, Smart grid, Temporality, Business, The Internet, business.industry, Focus group, Nuclear power, Solar energy
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EC| INNOPATHS
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INNOPATHS
Innovation pathways, strategies and policies for the Low-Carbon Transition in Europe
  • Funder: European Commission (EC)
  • Project Code: 730403
  • Funding stream: H2020 | RIA
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Communities
Science and Innovation Policy StudiesDomain-specific projects: INNOPATHS
Energy Research
SDSN - GreeceSustainable Development Projects: Innovation pathways, strategies and policies for the Low-Carbon Transition in Europe
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