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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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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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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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What Makes a Megaproject?

A Review of Global Hydropower Assemblages

Grant M. Gutierrez, Sarah Kelly, Joshua J. Cousins, and Christopher Sneddon

. 2014 . “ Should We Build More Large Dams? The Actual Costs of Hydropower Megaproject Development .” Energy Policy 69 : 43 – 56 . 10.1016/j.enpol.2013.10.069 Ansar , Atif , Bent Flyvbjerg , Alexander Budzier , and Daniel Lunn . 2017

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Ecosystem integrity and policy coherence for development

Tools aimed at achieving balance as the basis for transformative development

Harlan Koff, Miguel Equihua Zamora, Carmen Maganda, and Octavio Pérez-Maqueo

water and energy policies . Natural Resources Journal , 53 , 117 – 215 . Koff , H. , & Maganda , C. ( 2016 ). The EU and the human right to water and sanitation: Normative coherence as the key to transformative development . European Journal

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Denielle M. Perry and Kate A. Berry

are intertwined. Exercises of state power have long influenced the character of hydropower development ( Evenden, 2009 ), but what of the regional influences on decision-making? Making political sense of Costa Rican energy policy strategies requires

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Remaking Oceans Governance

Critical Perspectives on Marine Spatial Planning

Luke Fairbanks, Noëlle Boucquey, Lisa M. Campbell, and Sarah Wise

Scenario Calculations for Interactions with Other Marine Uses.” Energy Policy 68 : 320 – 333 . 10.1016/j.enpol.2014.01.042 Kerr , Sandy , John Colton , Kate Johnson , and Glen Wright . 2015 . “ Rights and Ownership in Sea Country