Caroline DamgaardThe Association for Decentralised Energy
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Caroline Damgaard recently completed a PhD in Geography from the University of St Andrews. Caroline currently works at the Association for Decentralised Energy, while she continues to write academically and engage with the academic community independently. Caroline is interested in energy geographies and the politics and ethics of energy transitions; her current work focuses on the concept of care and care ethics in the energy context.
Social science energy research is asking important questions about the social, political, and economic implications of energy transitions, and the consequent changing roles and relationships in the energy system. This has given rise to ethically driven research agendas, with an increasing focus on the need to better understand how people relate in...
Energy is increasingly viewed from a perspective of social justice, giving rise to the concept of ‘energy justice’, which builds both on the concept of energy poverty and the movements around environmental and climate justice. Energy justice embraces both considerations of burden/benefit distributions and of inclusion and fair participation in ener...
Considering the urgent need for a low-carbon transition, increasing focus on ‘resilience’ in the energy context raises questions about the discursive function of resilience in the energy field. The resilience concept is characterised by internal contradictions, embracing notions of persistence as well as transformation. This article presents result...
Based on a case study of biogas development in Nepal, I discuss two different approaches to the study of energy justice in the context of small-scale energy development. I explore spatial analysis as a tool to visualise patterns of (in)equalities/(in)justices, discuss a few interesting findings from the Nepal study, and encourage further discussion...
Background The emerging concept of energy justice has focused on the justice implications of conventional energy systems (oil, gas, coal, etc.). Instead, we focus on the meaning of energy justice in the context of unconventional energy systems, by investigating small-scale bioenergy development in Nepal. We approach energy justice as a conceptual f...
To explore the concept of energy justice in unconventional energy contexts. Based on the example of small scale bioenergy development in Nepal.