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Institutions and the low-carbon transition

Low carbon energy Applying Institutional Theory to the Low-Carbon Energy Transition  ABSTRACT The low-carbon energy transition is a form of socio-technical transition and, as such, it involves profound changes in the institutions that govern society. Despite the acknowledged importance of institutions in shaping the pace and nature of transition, a relatively small … Continue Reading ››



What might the G20 under China’s Presidency deliver for global energy governance?

Philip Andrews-Speed and Xunpeng Shi Synopsis The prevailing architecture of global energy governance is fragmented, uncoordinated and, failing to yield the required outcomes. This brief examines the argument that the G20 can provide a leadership role to improve the quality of global energy governance. Given that … Continue Reading ››

China’s latest infrastructure investment programme: are energy and environmental goals threatened?

energy_urbanAll governments that take their responsibilities seriously face the challenge of balancing economic and social priorities with those relating to energy and the environment. For China, this challenge is particularly fraught given the structure of its economy and energy mix. In order to achieve a balance these priorities … Continue Reading ››

Conflict and cooperation over access to energy paper published in Futures

The paper Conflict and cooperation over access to energy: Implications for a low-carbon future has been published in Futures.


This paper explores how the balance between cooperation and conflict in access to energy resources and in the wider governance of energy may be shaped by wider geopolitical trends and may itself shape … Continue Reading ››