Energy Research & Social Science

(The H4-Index of Energy Research & Social Science is 57. The table below lists those papers that are above that threshold based on CrossRef citation counts [max. 500 papers]. The publications cover those that have been published in the past four years, i.e., from 2019-08-01 to 2023-08-01.)
When pandemics impact economies and climate change: Exploring the impacts of COVID-19 on oil and electricity demand in China193
Covid-19 and the politics of sustainable energy transitions191
An outlook on the global development of renewable and sustainable energy at the time of COVID-19187
The political economy of car dependence: A systems of provision approach180
Analysis of the electricity demand trends amidst the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic171
Cascading risks: Understanding the 2021 winter blackout in Texas161
The impact of different COVID-19 containment measures on electricity consumption in Europe146
What opportunities could the COVID-19 outbreak offer for sustainability transitions research on electricity and mobility?146
Analysis of mobility trends during the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic: Exploring the impacts on global aviation and travel in selected cities144
Who are the victims of low-carbon transitions? Towards a political ecology of climate change mitigation138
Sociotechnical agendas: Reviewing future directions for energy and climate research125
Contextualizing the Covid-19 pandemic for a carbon-constrained world: Insights for sustainability transitions, energy justice, and research methodology119
The limits of energy sufficiency: A review of the evidence for rebound effects and negative spillovers from behavioural change118
Renewable energy for whom? A global systematic review of the environmental justice implications of renewable energy technologies118
Of renewable energy, energy democracy, and sustainable development: A roadmap to accelerate the energy transition in developing countries115
Energy poverty and social relations: A capabilities approach112
Research on the social acceptance of renewable energy technologies: Past, present and future108
Coronavirus comes home? Energy use, home energy management, and the social-psychological factors of COVID-19108
Industrial decarbonization via hydrogen: A critical and systematic review of developments, socio-technical systems and policy options108
The misallocation of climate research funding107
Heat pumps and our low-carbon future: A comprehensive review105
The Green New Deal in the United States: What it is and how to pay for it104
Transforming knowledge systems for life on Earth: Visions of future systems and how to get there91
Sociotechnical matters: Reviewing and integrating science and technology studies with energy social science91
Emergency measures to protect energy consumers during the Covid-19 pandemic: A global review and critical analysis87
The new oil? The geopolitics and international governance of hydrogen86
What drives home solar PV uptake? Subsidies, peer effects and visibility in Sweden83
Just transition: A conceptual review83
COVID-19 energy sector responses in Africa: A review of preliminary government interventions77
Energy democracy as a process, an outcome and a goal: A conceptual review76
Stranded assets and stranded resources: Implications for climate change mitigation and global sustainable development76
The energy crises revealed by COVID: Intersections of Indigeneity, inequity, and health75
Integrating solar energy with agriculture: Industry perspectives on the market, community, and socio-political dimensions of agrivoltaics75
Elite power in low-carbon transitions: A critical and interdisciplinary review73
The interaction between humans and buildings for energy efficiency: A critical review73
Energy justice revisited: A critical review on the philosophical and political origins of equality73
Women’s leadership in renewable transformation, energy justice and energy democracy: Redistributing power73
Flexibility capital and flexibility justice in smart energy systems70
Justice, social exclusion and indigenous opposition: A case study of wind energy development on the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, Mexico70
Demand-side solutions for climate mitigation: Bottom-up drivers of household energy behavior change in the Netherlands and Spain69
What is prosumerism for? Exploring the normative dimensions of decentralised energy transitions68
The role of energy democracy and energy citizenship for participatory energy transitions: A comprehensive review68
People in transitions: Energy citizenship, prosumerism and social movements in Europe67
Unpacking the right-populist threat to climate action: Poland's pro-governmental media on energy transition and climate change65
Who is buying electric vehicles in California? Characterising early adopter heterogeneity and forecasting market diffusion65
Community energy meets smart grids: Reviewing goals, structure, and roles in Virtual Power Plants in Ireland, Belgium and the Netherlands64
Just transitions: Histories and futures in a post-COVID world64
Emotions and fuel poverty: The lived experience of social housing tenants in the United Kingdom63
How deep is incumbency? A ‘configuring fields’ approach to redistributing and reorienting power in socio-material change63
Is peer-to-peer electricity trading empowering users? Evidence on motivations and roles in a prosumer business model trial in Australia62
“We cannot stop cooking”: Stove stacking, seasonality and the risky practices of household cookstove transitions in Nigeria60
Grand Narratives for sustainable mobility: A conceptual review60
Renewable energy injustice: The socio-environmental implications of renewable energy consumption60
Beyond the EVent horizon: Battery waste, recycling, and sustainability in the United Kingdom electric vehicle transition59
Energy poverty goes south? Understanding the costs of energy poverty with the index of vulnerable homes in Spain59
Is bio-energy carbon capture and storage (BECCS) feasible? The contested authority of integrated assessment modeling58
Expanding the scope and implications of energy research: A guide to key themes and concepts from the Social Sciences and Humanities58
Mind the gap: A social sciences review of energy efficiency57
Age matters: Ageing and household energy demand in the United States57