Further reflections on the temporality of energy transitions: A response to critics

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In tandem with the call for more careful, thoughtful, reflexive thinking on the topic of energy transitions, in this paper we attempt to unpack some of the themes advanced in this Debate. We begin by investigating the multi-dimensionality of energy transitions as well as transition speeds for different parts of energy
systems at different scales. We then call on analysts to consider transition speeds and scalar levels. We also argue for focusing on accelerated diffusion driven by rapid changes in cost, improvements in technology, or other factors.

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Original languageEnglish
JournalEnergy Research & Social Science
Early online date25 Oct 2016
Publication statusPublished - 2017