The politics of innovation spaces for low-carbon energy: introduction to the special issue

Raven, Rob, Kern, Florian, Smith, Adrian, Jacobsson, Staffan and Verhees, Bram (2016) The politics of innovation spaces for low-carbon energy: introduction to the special issue. Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions, 18. pp. 101-110. ISSN 2210-4224

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Abstract

Energy systems around the globe face multiple, major pressures to transform into more sustainable ones. Over the past decades numerous, potentially sustainable energy innovations have been proposed, studied, developed and implemented to varying degrees. In the field of transition studies, scholars have used the notion of ‘protective space’ to study how such innovations emerge, grow, survive and decline over time, but few take an explicit political perspective on these dynamics. This editorial briefly reviews why such a perspective is necessary, and, on the basis of the contributions in this special issue, what it could entail in evolutionary, relational and institutional terms. The paper ends with six lessons for those involved in sustainable innovation advocacy.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Business, Management and Economics > SPRU - Science Policy Research Unit
Depositing User: Nora Blascsok
Date Deposited: 03 Nov 2015 12:58
Last Modified: 10 May 2016 14:13
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/57502
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