Sustainable Urban Energy Policy: Heat and the City

David Hawkey, Janette Webb, Heather Lovell, David McCrone, Margaret Tingey, Mark Winskel

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Minimising the most severe risks of climate change means ending societal dependence on fossil fuels, and radically improving the efficiency with which we use all energy sources. Such deliberate transformative change is, however, without precedent.

Sustainable Urban Energy Policy debates the major public issue of developing a sustainable, clean and affordable energy system by adopting a distinctive focus on heating in cities. In this way, the book constructs an original account of clean energy policy, politics and provision, grounded in new empirical data derived from case studies of urban and multi-level governance of sustainable heat and energy saving in the UK and Europe. Offering an original conceptual framework, this study builds on socio-technical studies, economic and urban sociology, human geography, applied economics and policy studies in order to understand energy governance and systemic change in energy provisions.

This book is a valuable resource for students and academics in the areas of Science and Technology Studies, Sociology, Geography (Urban Studies) and Political Economy as well as energy policy makers, social housing providers and energy practitioners.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationAbingdon
Number of pages262
ISBN (Electronic) 9781315739533
ISBN (Print)9781138826120, 9781138826090
Publication statusPublished - 30 Nov 2015

Publication series

NameRoutledge Studies in Energy Policy


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