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Franco Ruzzenenti and Aleksandra Wagner

the Luhmannian idea of temporal structures in modern society, which helps us understand this concept’s incredible career in the field of energy policy. The theoretical framework is supported by examples of the Jevons paradox and the rebound effect. The

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Erik Gawel, Sebastian Strunz, and Paul Lehmann

The German energy transition repeatedly faces harsh critiques questioning its economic and environmental merits. This article defends the energy transition and argues that Germany has chosen an economically efficient and particularly forceful approach to securing a sustainable energy supply. Though current expenditures are high, the long-term benefits of transforming the energy system to a renewables-based system are likely to outweigh present investment costs. Furthermore, support policies for renewables are not redundant-as some critics claim-but instead complement other policy instruments, such as the emissions trading scheme. This article also addresses the motives behind the discrediting attacks on the German energy policy regime. Defensive actions by beneficiaries of the former energy market structure are only to be expected, but the attacks from liberal economists are astonishingly fierce.

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Marco Sonnberger and Michael Ruddat

Wind Power: A Critique of Key Assumptions Within the Literature ”. Energy Policy 38 ( 4 ): 1834 – 1841 . 10.1016/j.enpol.2009.11.060 Aitken , Mhairi . 2010b . “ Wind Power and Community Benefits: Challenges and Opportunities ”. Energy Policy

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Uneasy Entanglements

Solar Energy Development in Zanzibar

Erin Dean

from multiple scales and with special attention to temporality (cf Doughty 2019 ). I consider the calculus being made at the level of Zanzibari energy policy and investment in renewable energy, investment focused on decreasing dependence on mainland

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Prelude to a Grid

Energy, Gender and Labour on an Electric Frontier

Kristin D. Phillips

lack the relations to people and the landscape that they need to access or produce other types of value. The invisibility of this human energy in energy policy and scholarly analyses stands as a reminder of the gendered bias towards public, official and

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Automobility and Oil Vulnerability

Unfairness as Critical to Energy Transitions

Ana Horta

, Kirsten , Benjamin Sovacool , and Darren McCauley . 2018 . “ Humanizing Sociotechnical Transitions Through Energy Justice: An Ethical Framework for Global Transformative Change .” Energy Policy 117 : 66 – 74 . 10.1016/j.enpol.2018.02.036 Linden

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Ugly Emotions and the Politics of Accusation

Geoffrey Hughes, Megnaa Mehtta, Chiara Bresciani, and Stuart Strange

. Knowing this, people may come to believe in the urgent necessity of devising institutions to directly counteract such tendencies, and in mobilizing accusation to do so, whether the struggle is over migration (Nakueira, Zagaria), energy policy in the face

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Facing a Toxic Object

Nuclear Waste Management and its Challenges for Nature-Culture-Relationships

Christiane Schürkmann

world in a single-sided way anymore. It can be noted: the empirical insights into the developments of the German nuclear energy policy illustrate how the focus on nuclear waste has shifted. From establishing a committee to promote civil nuclear energy

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Natural Resources by Numbers

The Promise of “El uno por mil” in Ecuador’s Yasuní-ITT Oil Operations

Amelia Fiske

semiotic resources of modernity, [numbers] constitute a specific genre of communication with distinct capabilities and politics” (37). Numbers are crucial for the labor of translation in the fields of human rights, environmental regulations, energy policy

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Between social footprint and compliance, or “what IBAMA wants”

Equinor Brazil's social sustainability policy

Iselin Åsedotter Strønen

bureaucratization of environmental impact assessment in territorial planning coordinated by Brazilian energy policy]. PhD diss., Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro , Brazil . Dolan , Catherine , and Dinah Rajak . 2016 . “ Introduction: Towards the