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Time to rethink energy research

30 November, 2020

Time to rethink energy research

Elizabeth Shove

Research paper   Flexibility

Elizabeth Shove

Elizabeth Shove has published a short paper in Nature Energy entitled Time to rethink energy research. Some of the ideas discussed in this piece come from interactions and discussions within CREDS. The paper argues that a shift towards renewables calls for a major overhauling not only of infrastructures and systems of provision, but of how energy is conceptualised and understood. Without a transformation of this kind energy research will remain ‘fossilised’: unable to escape the past and constitutionally unable to engage with the challenges that lie ahead.

Publication details

Shove, E. 2020. Time to rethink energy research. Nature Energy, doi: 10.1038/s41560-020-00739-9

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