Call for Papers for a special issue on ‘Energy and the Future’ at the Energy Research & Social Science Journal

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We will be producing a collection of latest and original interdisciplinary papers on ‘the future of energy,’ and ‘energy and the future’ that consider emergent and crucial contemporary situations and developments. This collection aims to highlight plausible and multiple energy futures based on new and emerging directions for energy production, distribution and networks, consumption, and policy and governance. The collection also aims to focus on the critical assessment of the future synergies, trade-offs, and tensions among issues of energy resource supply and demand, environmental sustainability and climate change, access, innovation, strategy, security, decision-making, justice and fairness, markets, and institutional arrangements on local, national, and international levels.

We are seeking policy, conceptual, theoretical, and empirical paper contributions from researchers whose work are clearly focused on the issues of temporality and futurity of energy that spans the following themes, and their surrounding controversies: future energy transitions, visions of ‘energy and the future’, energy modeling and the future, future governance of energy, and ways of thinking about the future of energy.

About 3 to 5 papers per theme will be selected for this special issue. Depending on available resources, some or all authors will be invited to present their manuscripts at a writing workshop at the Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future at Boston University in April 2017 (dates to be confirmed). Travel funds will be available to presenting authors.

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