How non-energy policies shape demand for energy

Royston, Sarah and Selby, Jan (2021) How non-energy policies shape demand for energy. In: Research Handbook on Energy and Society. Elgar Handbooks in Energy, the Environment and Climate Change . Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, UK, pp. 259-271. ISBN 978-183910071-0

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Abstract

This chapter introduces an important challenge to the conventional idea of ‘energy policy’. It explains how energy demand is not only affected by energy policy, but also by policies relating to other sectors, such as industry, transport, farming, health and education. We begin by showing how ʼnon-energy policies’ shape energy demand through the impact they have on what people do, and explain how these policies shape the timing, location and amount of energy demand. We then delve deeper into the mechanisms through which an illustrative non-energy policy (marketization) affects energy demand in one case study sector: UK Higher Education. We reflect on the ‘invisibility’ of these policy effects, and then discuss the implications of a recognition of these effects for policy and practice. We conclude by reflecting on how social scientists working on energy issues can contribute to greater understanding of this important but neglected aspect of energy governance.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Additional Information: This is a draft chapter. The final version is available in Research Handbook on Energy and Society edited by Webb, Wade and Tingey, published in 2021, Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd. The material cannot be used for any other purpose without further permission of the publisher, and is for private use only.
Faculty: Faculty of Science & Engineering
Depositing User: Lisa Blanshard
Date Deposited: 30 May 2022 14:30
Last Modified: 08 Jun 2022 13:06
URI: https://arro.anglia.ac.uk/id/eprint/707645

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