Socio-energy systems design: A policy framework for energy transitions. Miller, C. A.; Richter, J.; and O’Leary, J. Energy Research & Social Science, 6:29--40, March, 2015.
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In the context of large-scale energy transitions, current approaches to energy policy have become too narrowly constrained around problems of electrons, fuel, and carbon, the technologies that provide them, and the cost of those technologies. Energy systems are deeply enmeshed in broad patterns of social, economic, and political life and organization, and significant changes to energy systems increasingly are accompanied by social, economic, and political shifts. Energy policy is therefore, in practice, a problem of socio-energy system design. In this article, we offer a definition of socio-energy systems, reconceptualize key questions in energy policy in terms of socio-energy systems change, analyze three case studies of energy policy development as problems of socio-energy systems design, and develop recommendations for rethinking energy policy and governance in the context of socio-energy systems transitions.
@article{miller_socio-energy_2015,
	title = {Socio-energy systems design: {A} policy framework for energy transitions},
	volume = {6},
	issn = {2214-6296},
	shorttitle = {Socio-energy systems design},
	url = {http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2214629614001236},
	doi = {10.1016/j.erss.2014.11.004},
	abstract = {In the context of large-scale energy transitions, current approaches to energy policy have become too narrowly constrained around problems of electrons, fuel, and carbon, the technologies that provide them, and the cost of those technologies. Energy systems are deeply enmeshed in broad patterns of social, economic, and political life and organization, and significant changes to energy systems increasingly are accompanied by social, economic, and political shifts. Energy policy is therefore, in practice, a problem of socio-energy system design. In this article, we offer a definition of socio-energy systems, reconceptualize key questions in energy policy in terms of socio-energy systems change, analyze three case studies of energy policy development as problems of socio-energy systems design, and develop recommendations for rethinking energy policy and governance in the context of socio-energy systems transitions.},
	urldate = {2014-12-09},
	journal = {Energy Research \& Social Science},
	author = {Miller, Clark A. and Richter, Jennifer and O’Leary, Jason},
	month = mar,
	year = {2015},
	keywords = {Design, governance, Society, Socio-energy system, Transition},
	pages = {29--40},
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