Energy Justice

Renewable energy communities as ‘socio-legal institutions’: A normative frame for energy decentralization?

This paper introduces a framework for introducing community renewable energy (CRE) solutions as a "separate socio-legal institution" to better ensure that the post-energy transition landscape is one that prioritizes decentralization and democratization of energy. They incorporate principles of...Read more

ENERGY SAFETY NETS: USING SOCIAL ASSISTANCE MECHANISMS TO CLOSE AFFORDABILITY GAPS FOR THE POOR

This report was published by an international NGO called Sustainable Energy For All. This NGO  was established in response to the Sustainable Development Goal 7 laid out by the Paris Agreement for universal access to sustainable energy by 2030. This report addressed matters of energy...Read more

Spatializing energy justice

This scholarly research article written by Stefan Bouzaraovski and Neil Simcock from the Department of Geography at University of Manchester in the UK establishes a spatial justice framework for energy justice to address energy vulnerabilities more adequately. The article is a meta-analysis...Read more

GETTING TO GENDER EQUALITY IN ENERGY INFRASTRUCTURE

This report was published by the World Bank through the Energy Sector Management Assistance Program. The World Bank is a global partnership fighting poverty through sustainable solutions. This report addressed matters of energy vulnerability by identifying contributing factors and highlighting...Read more

Gillard et al. - Energy Justice - 2017

The interdisciplinary dialogue that is presented in this source serves to lay foundational understandings of fuel poverty and the phenomenon's complexity and its effects on housing stock and energy efficiency, particularly for low income and disabled people.Read more

DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY MANAGEMENT OF CULTURAL RESOURCES Policy Document

This policy document lays out practices for the preservation of cultural resources and artifacts. It was approved and certified by the United States Department of Energy (DOE) to support national legislation to preserve and protect historical and archeological sites related to Native...Read more

Energy decisions reframed as justice and ethical concerns

This scholarly journal article synthesizes the mechanisms required to bolster a more inclusive energy landscape. These concerns lay out the core elements attempting to eliminate energy vulnerabilities by identifying the root of these injustices.

The framework utilizes encompassing factors...Read more

The historical–geographical construction of power: electricity in Eastern North Carolina

The attached paper analyzes the creation of the uneven distribution of electricity throughout Eastern North Carolina, tracing the history of the energy distribution from the introduction of utilities to now. The author dives into the different organizational structures of energy utilities, how...Read more

Bhopal’s Trials of Knowledge and Ignorance

This scholarly journal article reports on the sociotechnical entanglements related to a disaster experienced in Bhopal, India. This disaster was not directly related to energy resources, but was incited by the failure of energy resources (refrigeration system, energy burn off smokestacks, and...Read more

ENERGY JUSTICE: A SOCIAL SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES CROSS-CUTTING THEME REPORT

This academic report was published by Shape Energy, receiving funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program through a grant. Cross-cutting three disciplines in the social sciences and the humanities, it provides a critical analysis of topics of energy justice to...Read more

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