Special Issue "Energy Transition and Social Innovation"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2021) | Viewed by 7580
Interests: climate change; social practices; sustainable consumption; energy transition; energy and work
Interests: energy behaviors; energy efficiency; energy practices; energy sufficiency; energy transition; rebound effect; socio-technical systems
The Guest Editors are inviting submissions to a Special Issue of Energies on the subject of “Energy Transition and Social Innovation towards Renewables”. Energy transition towards renewables is the core of any plausible policy to achieve a low-carbon society and thus avoid the dramatic consequences of climate change. Energy Transition is a complex phenomenon, the trajectories and results of which emerge from the interaction between many technical, institutional, and socio-cultural processes. This publication will focus on the latter and will accept contributions that mainly focus on social innovation processes that have been playing an increasing role in triggering, implementing, and hindering the energy transition in recent years. Among other forms of social innovation, particular attention is devoted to exploring the dynamics and the effects of initiatives inspired by a collective action approach. These initiatives in fact seem to have a great potential in supporting the diffusion of more sustainable models of energy production and consumption and in maximizing the connected environmental and social benefits.
Topics of interest for publication include, but are not limited to:
- Interest, motivation, and value in energy transition;
- Energy transition and new social ontology;
- Energy as commons and shared property;
- Social innovation in the frame of energy technical apparatuses;
- The agentic actors of social innovation in the energy field;
- Collective action for energy transition;
- Social innovation as a collective action endeavor;
- Historical and spatial comparative analysis of energy cooperatives;
- Institutional logics and energy communities;
- Collective action and social practices for energy prosumption;
- Collective action as resource mobilization for energy transition;
- The role of cooperation to foster energy democracy;
- The role of social innovation in overtaking energy poverty;
- Energy transition and social inequalities: the stratified world of energy communities.
Prof. Dr. Dario Padovan
Dr. Osman Arrobbio
Dr. Alessandro Sciullo
Manuscript Submission Information
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- collective action
- energy transition
- renewable energy
- energy practices
- energy poverty
- energy democracy