Apples, oranges, and consistent comparisons of the temporal dynamics of energy transitions

Grubler, Arnulf, Wilson, Charlie ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8164-3566 and Nemet, Gregory (2016) Apples, oranges, and consistent comparisons of the temporal dynamics of energy transitions. Energy Research & Social Science, 22. pp. 18-25. ISSN 2214-6296

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Abstract

Benjamin Sovacool (2016) has provided interesting food for thought in asking “how long will it take?” for the unfolding of energy transitions. Historical evidence of “grand” or global energy system transitions taking decades to centuries to unfold contrasted with highly selective recent and rapid examples of mostly incremental technological change make for an engaging argument. But the observed contrasts are due to the apples-and-oranges comparison between transitions that are measured differently, defined differently, characterized by different processes, and explained differently.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: technology diffusion,energy transitions,adoption rates
UEA Research Groups: University of East Anglia Schools > Faculty of Science > Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research
Faculty of Science > Research Centres > Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research
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Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 06 Oct 2016 11:00
Last Modified: 22 Oct 2022 01:40
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/60764
DOI: 10.1016/j.erss.2016.08.015

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