New Books - Low Carbon Change

Kathy Araujo Discussion

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

I’m pleased to announce three, newly released books on low carbon change.


Kathy Araujo
Assistant Professor, Stony Brook University; Researcher, Brookhaven National Laboratory; Book Series Editor, Routledge Studies in Energy Transitions

Low Carbon Energy Transitions
Turning Points in National Policy and Innovation
Oxford University Press
Kathleen Araujo

Low Carbon Energy Transitions explores some of the less understood aspects of change in national energy sourcing and use. Utilizing four case histories of energy transitions since the global oil crisis of 1973 and new meta-level frameworks, it weighs in on questions about the role of government and innovation in meeting evolving energy priorities. Noting the surprising speed and level of transformation that can occur in 15 years or less, the book challenges conventional thinking about timescales and complexity. It also highlights how least-cost metrics in decision-making are important, but can miss larger gains in societal development and industrial leadership. 

Energy and Economic Growth
Why We Need a New Pathway to Prosperity
Routledge Studies in Energy Transitions
Timothy J. Foxon

Energy and Economic Growth examines the links between three issues: history of energy sources, technologies and uses; ecological challenges associated with the current dominant economic growth paradigm; and the future low carbon energy transition to mitigate human-induced climate change. Providing a historical understanding of the relevant connections between physical, social and economic changes, the book enables the reader to better understand the connection between their own energy use and global economic and environmental systems, and to be able to ask the right questions of our political and business leaders.

Accelerating Sustainable Energy Transition(s) in Developing Countries
The Challenges of Climate Change and Sustainable Development
Routledge Studies in Energy Transitions
Laurence L Delina

This book explores how sustainable energy transitions occur in fourteen developing countries and broadly surveys their technological, policy, financing, and institutional capacities in response to the three key aspects of energy transitions: achieving universal energy access, harvesting energy efficiency, and deploying renewable energy. The book shows how fragmented these approaches are, how they occur across multiple levels of governance, and how policy, financing, and institutional turns could occur in these complex settings.