Outlines a new approach to global energy policy through the themes of accessibility, availability and sustainability
Assesses emerging injustices inherent to alternative low carbon energy sources
Provides an energy justice roadmap that emphasises fairness and equity as the necessary focus for re-balancing the energy trilemna
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Table of contents (4 chapters)
About this book
This book re-conceptualizes energy justice as a unifying agenda for scholars and practitioners working on the issues faced in the trilemna of energy security, poverty and climate change. McCauley argues that justice should be central to the rebalancing of the global energy system and also provides an assessment of the key injustices in our global energy systems of production and consumption.
Energy Justice develops a new innovative analytical framework underpinned by principles of justice designed for investigating unfairness and inequalities in energy availability, accessibility and sustainability. It applies this framework to fossil fuel and alternative low carbon energy systems with reference to multiple case studies throughout the world. McCauley also presents an energy justice roadmap that inspires new solutions to the energy trilemna. This includes how we redistribute the benefits and burdens of energy developments, how to engage the new energy ‘prosumer’ and how to recognise the unrepresented.
This book will appeal to academics and students interested in issues of security and justice within global energy decision-making.
- Energy Security
- Energy Justice
- Energy Systems
- Global Energy Policy
- Environmental Justice
- Climate Justice
- Fuel Poverty
- Fossil Fuels and Energy Justice
- Environmental Geography
Authors and Affiliations
University of St. Andrews, St. Andrews, United Kingdom
About the author
Darren McCauley is Senior Lecturer at the University of St Andrews in the School of Geography and Sustainable Development.
Book Title: Energy Justice
Book Subtitle: Re-Balancing the Trilemma of Security, Poverty and Climate Change
Authors: Darren McCauley
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Cham
eBook Packages: Social Sciences, Social Sciences (R0)
Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-319-62493-8Published: 08 September 2017
Softcover ISBN: 978-3-319-87327-5Published: 11 August 2018
eBook ISBN: 978-3-319-62494-5Published: 21 August 2017
Edition Number: 1
Number of Pages: XIX, 105
Number of Illustrations: 1 b/w illustrations
Topics: Environmental Social Sciences, Energy Policy, Economics and Management, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Policy