Justice, poverty, and electricity decarbonization

Monyei, Chukwuka G, Sovacool, Benjamin K, Brown, Marilyn A, Jenkins, Kirsten E H, Viriri, Serestina and Li, Yufei (2019) Justice, poverty, and electricity decarbonization. Electricity Journal, 32 (1). pp. 47-51. ISSN 1040-6190

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Abstract

Drawing from examples in Germany, California, and Australia, we show that large scale integration of renewable energy in existing electricity grids does not necessarily lead to cheaper electricity, the strengthening of energy security, or the enhancement of economic equity. Indeed, efforts to integrate renewable energy into the grid can thwart efforts to reduce chronic poverty. Planners around the world need to be cautious, pragmatic and realistic when attempting to similarly decarbonize their energy systems.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Business, Management and Economics > SPRU - Science Policy Research Unit
Depositing User: Ellie Leftley
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2019 14:34
Last Modified: 24 Jan 2019 11:52
URI: http://srodev.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/81203

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