Exploratory Workshop: Energy Sustainability in the Transition to Renewables - Framings from Social Practices and Complex Systems Theories

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The transition to renewable energies envisaged by radical scenarios informing policy strategies worldwide is often depicted as just a matter of technological substitution that will not affect our lifestyles. But it may be highly disruptive. Businesses, economies and social life could require a reorganization that has not been thoroughly studied.

This exploratory workshop aimed at addressing this issue from the vantage points of complex systems and social practices theories. Leading scholars have been invited to explore the existing understanding of the challenges at stake and to formulate practical policy and research recommendations.

 

 

 

Event Presentations: 
Setting the Scene
Speaker(s): 
Nicola Labanca - JRC.C.02
Event Session: 
Opening Session
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Workshop Structure and Objectives
Speaker(s): 
Ângela Guimarães Pereira - JRC.I.02
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Opening Session
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Panel 1:Energy Infrastructures, Social Practices and Low Carbon Transitions
Speaker(s): 
Matt Watson (Univ. of Sheffield, UK)
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Plenary Session
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Panel 1: The Role of the Network in a Radical Transition to Renewables
Speaker(s): 
Franco Ruzzenenti (Univ. of Groningen, NL)
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Plenary Session
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Panel 2: Renewable Energies: the Status of Current Low Carbon Technologies and the Energy Metabolism of Contemporary Societies
Speaker(s): 
Mario Giampietro (Univ. Autonoma de Barcelona – ICREA, ES)
Event Session: 
Plenary Session
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Panel 2: Flourishing within Limits to Growth (Revising Economic Systems by Using Nature as a Model)
Speaker(s): 
Brian Fath (Towson Univ. USA – IAASA, Laxenburg, AT)
Event Session: 
Plenary Session
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Panel 2: The Politics of Scarcity in the Age of Renewables
Speaker(s): 
Lyla Mehta (Institute of Development Studies, UK)
Event Session: 
Plenary Session
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Panel 3: Polycentric Governance Approaches for a Low-Carbon Transition
Speaker(s): 
Thomas Bauwens (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, CH)
Event Session: 
Plenary Session
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Panel 3: Collective Action Practices as the Basis for an Alternative Model for Energy Provision
Speaker(s): 
Tine De Moor (International Association for the Study of the Commons, NL)
Event Session: 
Plenary Session
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Panel 3: The Problem of Justice in Energy Transitions
Speaker(s): 
Kristian Krieger (European Economic and Social Committee)
Event Session: 
Plenary Session
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Panel 4: Combining Qualitative and Quantitative Foresight Methods for Energy Futures
Speaker(s): 
Erik Laes (Flemish Institute for Technological Research, Antwerp, BE)
Event Session: 
Plenary Session
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Panel 4: Situating Consumer Practices in Energy Forecasts
Speaker(s): 
Rebecca Wright (Sussex University, UK)
Event Session: 
Plenary Session
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Panel 4: Futures Narratives and the Governance of Energy Transitions
Speaker(s): 
Clark Miller (Arizona State University, USA)
Event Session: 
Plenary Session
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Panel 4: Energy Future Islands as Living Labs
Speaker(s): 
Laura Watts (IT University of Copenhagen, DK)
Event Session: 
Plenary Session
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Panel 5: The Role of the Body in Radical Transitions to Renewable Energies
Speaker(s): 
Grégoire Wallenborn (Université Libre de Bruxelles, BE)
Event Session: 
Plenary Session
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Panel 5: Grid Dependencies and Change Capacities: People and Demand Response under Renewables
Speaker(s): 
Mithra Moezzi (Portland State University, USA)
Event Session: 
Plenary Session
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Panel 5: Energy Transition: The Normalizing Power of Apparatuses
Speaker(s): 
Dario Padovan (University of Turin, IT)
Event Session: 
Plenary Session
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