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Response: Writing the wrongs of energy efficiency

A response to Jan Rosenow and Tina Fawcett’s Commentary: ‘What is right with energy efficiency?’

Elizabeth Shove, December 2017

In writing about what’s wrong with energy efficiency my aim was to bring a body of established social theoretical ideas to bear on a concept that has taken hold – and become taken for granted – in energy research and policy.  1,794 more words

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New Energy Perspectives Podcasts

3S PhD student and researcher Elizabeth Errington has produced a brilliant new series of podcasts about energy, which will be of interest to energy researchers, policy-makers and practitioners alike. 245 more words


How our changing lifestyles are impacting on our overall electricity consumption

Our increase in the use of various digital devices and other new appliances, Erin Mundahl writes on the InsideSources website to explain why overall electricity bills have not really changed in the US, even though programmes to improve the energy efficiency of major appliances have seen significant gains. 875 more words

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Commentary: What is right with energy efficiency? A response to Elizabeth Shove

By Tina Fawcett and Jan Rosenow


Elizabeth Shove’s recent paper ‘What is wrong with energy efficiency’ (Shove, 2017) set out three key challenges to energy policy researchers (and others) – to take stock, to reflect on the consequences of our work, and ‘to develop strategies and solutions that challenge rather than reproduce increasingly problematic assumptions about present and future ways of life’. 1,105 more words

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Important new study on world energy demand

The quality assurance and risk management company DNV GL has just published its Energy Transition Outlook. Kelvin Ross reviews the report on the Power Engineering International website. 652 more words


Global Energy Demand Stumbles Again -- Coal Is Dead

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❝ Global energy demand continued its sluggish rise last year as growth in Chinese consumption fell to its lowest in nearly two decades, while renewables flourished, BP said in a report…

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Perovskites in Perspective II: The Energy Demand

Perovskites are synthesized by mixing two precursor salts with an organic cation source to create a liquid perovskite solution. Next, the solution is deposited onto a glass substrate to form an ultra-thin layer of perovskite crystals which is then used to make perovskite solar cells (PSCs).  637 more words