publication . Thesis . 2017

Discourses of energy justice : the case of nuclear energy

Jenkins, Kirsten;
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  • Published: 09 Feb 2017
  • Publisher: University of St Andrews
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
The energy sector faces sustainability challenges that are re-working the established patterns of energy supply, distribution and consumption (Anderson et al. 2008; Haas et al. 2008; Stern 2008; Shove and Walker 2010). Amidst these challenges, socio-technical energy transitions frameworks have evolved that focus on transitions towards decarbonised, sustainable energy systems (Bridge et al. 2013). However, the ‘socio-‘ or social is typically missing as we confront climate and energy risks in a moral vacuum (Sovacool et al. 2016). The energy justice framework provides a structure to think about such energy dilemmas. However, the full extent and diversity of justic...
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free text keywords: Energy justice, Nuclear energy, Energy policy, Socio-technical systems, Ethics, TJ163.2J4, Power resources--Social aspects--Case studies, Environmental justice, Distributive justice, Nuclear energy--Great Britain--Social aspects
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