The Routledge Handbook of Energy Transitions draws upon a unique and multidisciplinary network of experts from around the world to explore the expanding field of energy transitions.

This Handbook recognizes that considerable changes are underway or are being developed for the modes in which energy is sourced, delivered, and utilized. Employing a sociotechnical approach that accounts for economics and engineering, as well as more cross-cutting factors, including innovation, policy and planning, and management, the volume considers contemporary ideas and practices that characterize the field. The book explores pressing issues, including choices about infrastructure, the role of food systems and materials, sustainability, and energy democracy. Disruption is a core theme throughout, with the authors examining topics such as digitalization, extreme weather, and COVID-19, along with regional similarities and differences. Overall, the Routledge Handbook of Energy Transitions advances the field of energy transitions by connecting ideas, taking stock of empirical insights, and challenging how we think about the theory and practice of energy systems change.

This innovative volume functions as an authoritative roadmap with both regional and global relevance. It will be an essential resource for students, policymakers, researchers, and practitioners researching and working in the fields of energy transitions, planning, environmental management and policy, sustainable business, engineering, science and technology studies, political science, geography, design anthropology, and environmental justice.

Chapter 26 of this book is freely available as a downloadable Open Access PDF at  https://www.taylorfrancis.com under a Creative Commons [Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives (CC-BY-NC-ND)] 4.0 license. 

Chapter 10 of this book is freely available as a downloadable Open Access PDF at https://www.taylorfrancis.com under a Creative Commons [Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives (CC-BY-NC-ND)] 4.0 license.

chapter 1|17 pages

The Evolving Field of Energy Transitions

A World of Change

part I|105 pages

Concepts and Theory

chapter 3|14 pages

Green Growth and Post Growth

Economic Framing in Low-Carbon Energy Transitions

part II|131 pages

Systems and Geographic Dynamics

chapter 12|18 pages

The International Political Economy of Cross-Border Electricity Trade in East Asia

A Case Study Analysis of the Brunei/ Indonesia/Malaysia/Philippines–East Asia Growth Area

chapter 14|13 pages

South Africa's New Gold

Building a Global Leader in Green Hydrogen

chapter 15|16 pages

Geothermal Energy

Decarbonization of the Heating Sector Through Direct Use and Related Applications

part III|93 pages

Policy, Politics, and Behavior

part IV|129 pages

Strategic and Deliberate Transitions

chapter 21|18 pages

Intentional and Responsible Energy Transitions

Integrating Design Choices in the Pursuit of Carbon-Neutral Futures

chapter 22|16 pages

Reducing Mobility-Related Energy Use in Future Cities

The Planning Process for Urban Mobility in the City-District of Dietenbach in Freiburg, Germany

chapter 28|15 pages

Build Back Solar

Designing Solar Energy for a Just Transition