REMINDER: Deadline for Abstracts Wed Feb 5th 

 

 

 

Call for Papers RGS-IBG Annual International Conference, 1-4 September 2020,
London

 

Understanding the heterogeneity of regional energy transitions:
opportunities and limitations for regional development

 

 

Organisers:

Lars Coenen (Western Norway University of Applied Sciences),

Amy Glasmeier (MIT),

Teis Hansen (Lund University),

Robert Hassink (Kiel University)

 

Sponsored by the Energy Geographies Research Group (EnGRG)

 

 

Energy transitions (Grubler 2012) can be regarded in the broader framework
of the well-researched sustainability transitions (Köhler et al. 2019). They
are often theoretically framed in the socio-technical transitions literature
around the multi-level perspective and technical innovation systems (Geels
2002). The geography of energy transitions is increasingly taken seriously
(Bridge et al. 2013; Calvert 2016; Coenen et al. 2010; Hansen and Coenen
2015; Truffer and Coenen 2012; Truffer et al. 2015) which lead to more
research on energy transitions at the local and regional level (Mattes et
al. 2015; Yu and Gibbs 2018; Rutherford and Coutard 2014).

 

However, despite advances, we still have important gaps in our knowledge
about regional energy transitions, not least as the spatial organisation of
energy systems is rapidly changing in many ways. Firstly, the range, role
and responsibility of actors involved in energy production, distribution,
innovation and use is expanding significantly due to renewable energy
deployment. This rise of renewables has created a more decentralised energy
geography, where prosumers and community energy organisations play an
increasingly critical role (Seyfang and Haxeltine 2012; Radtke 2016) while
incumbent actors have been coerced to re-think and reconfigure their
original business models. Secondly, R&D for energy technologies is gradually
decentralised, as various new small and medium-sized enterprises enter the
market around the world giving rise to Schumpeterian waves of creative
destruction, reconfigurations of value chains and emergence of regional
energy clusters. Thirdly, energy policy and politics is becoming
increasingly complex with a growing role for inter- and supranational actors
as well as increased attention for issues such as energy poverty, justice
and ‘just transitions’ (Newell and Mulvaney, 2013). However, at the same
time, important countertendencies such as the re-municipalisation of the
local energy grid in Hamburg (Becker et al. 2015) and general calls for city
and regional governments to actively steer and ensure social benefits from
infrastructures delivering foundational services (Engelen et al. 2017) are
also observed. This requires a fundamental re-think of the ways in which we
conceptualise energy innovation, and its geographies, beyond technological
innovation but inclusive of grassroot, social and responsible innovation. 

 

These developments pose fundamental questions about the opportunities and
limitations for regions to simultaneously achieve energy transitions and
economic development. No matter in which variety of capitalism it is
embedded, energy transition is widely seen as a growth path for local and
regional economies, which may nevertheless take very different forms
depending on regional industrial specialisations, natural resource
endowments and institutional set-up (Grillitsch and Hansen 2019; MacKinnon
et al. 2019). 

 

For this special session, which is organised in combination with a Call for
Papers for a Special Issue in the Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and
Society (
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ergy) (deadline for the special issue will be extended to Feb 15th), we
therefore invite contributions on regional energy transitions including but
not limited to the following topics:

 

*       the actual drivers of regional energy transition; 

*       the impact of regional energy transition in both economic, social
and environmental terms; 

*       the relative importance of energy technology development and
deployment activities in instigating economic development in different
regional contexts; 

*       the multiple types of actors and innovation that may transform the
opportunities offered by the energy transition into regional development in
various forms; 

*       the potential deficiencies of ongoing transformations in the energy
sector;

*       the impact of different varieties of capitalism on regional energy
transition;

*       the governance of regional energy transitions across different
scales;

*       the potential of energy transition in different regional contexts,
such as in old industrial areas (Dawley et al. 2015; Fornahl et al. 2012)

 

 

Please send your abstract to  <mailto:hass...@geographie.uni-kiel.de>
hass...@geographie.uni-kiel.de by Feb 5th 2020 (notification of abstract
acceptance by Feb 10th 2020 at the latest)

 

We also strongly encourage you to submit your abstract to the Call for
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and Society
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Professor of Economic Geography

Dept. of Geography, Kiel University

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