Social tipping dynamics in the energy system

Alkemade, F., de Bruin, B., El-Feiaz, A., Pasimeni, F., Niamir, L. ORCID:, & Wade, R. (2023). Social tipping dynamics in the energy system. Earth System Dynamics 10.5194/esd-2023-25. (Submitted)

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The fast growth in renewables has led to an economic tipping point for the adoption of renewables. However, we do not observe a corresponding reduction in fossil fuel demand. The tipping point has not led to a system-wide energy transition. This paper reviews how the cost tipping point in renewables can initiate other social tipping dynamics in the energy transition and it presents energy communities as a promising and fast-growing niche environment that can exploit and foster such tipping dynamics.

Item Type: Article
Research Programs: Energy, Climate, and Environment (ECE)
Energy, Climate, and Environment (ECE) > Sustainable Service Systems (S3)
Depositing User: Luke Kirwan
Date Deposited: 08 Aug 2023 12:48
Last Modified: 08 Aug 2023 12:48

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