Energy Research & Social Science

(The median citation count of Energy Research & Social Science is 8. The table below lists those papers that are above that threshold based on CrossRef citation counts [max. 250 papers]. The publications cover those that have been published in the past four years, i.e., from 2020-06-01 to 2024-06-01.)
Cascading risks: Understanding the 2021 winter blackout in Texas283
The political economy of car dependence: A systems of provision approach257
Covid-19 and the politics of sustainable energy transitions227
An outlook on the global development of renewable and sustainable energy at the time of COVID-19220
When pandemics impact economies and climate change: Exploring the impacts of COVID-19 on oil and electricity demand in China214
Who are the victims of low-carbon transitions? Towards a political ecology of climate change mitigation211
Industrial decarbonization via hydrogen: A critical and systematic review of developments, socio-technical systems and policy options206
Analysis of the electricity demand trends amidst the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic202
Of renewable energy, energy democracy, and sustainable development: A roadmap to accelerate the energy transition in developing countries199
Just transition: A conceptual review191
Renewable energy for whom? A global systematic review of the environmental justice implications of renewable energy technologies183
The impact of different COVID-19 containment measures on electricity consumption in Europe168
Analysis of mobility trends during the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic: Exploring the impacts on global aviation and travel in selected cities164
Sociotechnical agendas: Reviewing future directions for energy and climate research163
What opportunities could the COVID-19 outbreak offer for sustainability transitions research on electricity and mobility?163
Heat pumps and our low-carbon future: A comprehensive review160
The limits of energy sufficiency: A review of the evidence for rebound effects and negative spillovers from behavioural change156
Research on the social acceptance of renewable energy technologies: Past, present and future153
The new oil? The geopolitics and international governance of hydrogen138
Contextualizing the Covid-19 pandemic for a carbon-constrained world: Insights for sustainability transitions, energy justice, and research methodology135
Transforming knowledge systems for life on Earth: Visions of future systems and how to get there135
The role of energy democracy and energy citizenship for participatory energy transitions: A comprehensive review128
Integrating solar energy with agriculture: Industry perspectives on the market, community, and socio-political dimensions of agrivoltaics122
The Green New Deal in the United States: What it is and how to pay for it119
Coronavirus comes home? Energy use, home energy management, and the social-psychological factors of COVID-19118
Sociotechnical matters: Reviewing and integrating science and technology studies with energy social science117
A historical turning point? Early evidence on how the Russia-Ukraine war changes public support for clean energy policies108
People in transitions: Energy citizenship, prosumerism and social movements in Europe105
Motivations, barriers and risks of smart home adoption: From systematic literature review to conceptual framework104
European energy politics after Ukraine: The road ahead104
Energy democracy as a process, an outcome and a goal: A conceptual review103
Russia's war on Ukraine, European energy policy responses & implications for sustainable transformations102
Decarbonizing the iron and steel industry: A systematic review of sociotechnical systems, technological innovations, and policy options102
The interaction between humans and buildings for energy efficiency: A critical review98
Emergency measures to protect energy consumers during the Covid-19 pandemic: A global review and critical analysis98
Do renewable energy communities deliver energy justice? Exploring insights from 71 European cases92
Just energy transitions to low carbon economies: A review of the concept and its effects on labour and income91
COVID-19 energy sector responses in Africa: A review of preliminary government interventions90
The energy crises revealed by COVID: Intersections of Indigeneity, inequity, and health89
What is prosumerism for? Exploring the normative dimensions of decentralised energy transitions88
Intersectionality and energy transitions: A review of gender, social equity and low-carbon energy84
Grand Narratives for sustainable mobility: A conceptual review83
Toward feminist energy systems: Why adding women and solar panels is not enough✰82
A just transition for whom? Politics, contestation, and social identity in the disruption of coal in the Powder River Basin81
Unpacking the right-populist threat to climate action: Poland's pro-governmental media on energy transition and climate change80
Is peer-to-peer electricity trading empowering users? Evidence on motivations and roles in a prosumer business model trial in Australia78
Beyond the EVent horizon: Battery waste, recycling, and sustainability in the United Kingdom electric vehicle transition78
A meta-analysis of residential PV adoption: the important role of perceived benefits, intentions and antecedents in solar energy acceptance77
Three sides to every story: Gender perspectives in energy transition pathways in Canada, Kenya and Spain75
Revisiting carbon lock-in in energy systems: Explaining the perpetuation of coal power in Japan74
Just transitions: Histories and futures in a post-COVID world74
The good, the bad and the ugly: An overview of the sustainability of blockchain technology73
Blockchain, climate damage, and death: Policy interventions to reduce the carbon emissions, mortality, and net-zero implications of non-fungible tokens and Bitcoin72
Pulling up the carbon ladder? Decarbonization, dependence, and third-country risks from the European carbon border adjustment mechanism72
Energy transitions from the cradle to the grave: A meta-theoretical framework integrating responsible innovation, social practices, and energy justice71
Financing renewable energy development: Insights from 55 countries71
Guides or gatekeepers? Incumbent-oriented transition intermediaries in a low-carbon era71
What prevents us from taking low-carbon actions? A comprehensive review of influencing factors affecting low-carbon behaviors71
Energy justice from the bottom up: A capability approach to community acceptance of wind energy in Mexico70
The political economy of national climate policy: Architectures of constraint and a typology of countries69
SDGs in action: A novel framework for assessing energy projects against the sustainable development goals69
Biofuels, environmental sustainability, and food security: A review of 51 countries68
Destined for decline? Examining nuclear energy from a technological innovation systems perspective67
Distributional disparities in residential rooftop solar potential and penetration in four cities in the United States67
Rethinking community empowerment in the energy transformation: A critical review of the definitions, drivers and outcomes66
Towards impactful energy justice research: Transforming the power of academic engagement66
Bitcoin’s energy consumption is underestimated: A market dynamics approach65
Why hate carbon taxes? Machine learning evidence on the roles of personal responsibility, trust, revenue recycling, and other factors across 23 European countries64
Reviewing the opportunities, challenges, and future directions for the digitalization of energy64
Governing the dark side of renewable energy: A typology of global displacements63
Canada's Green New Deal: Forging the socio-political foundations of climate resilient infrastructure?63
Energy poverty in developing countries: A review of the concept and its measurements63
A crude future? COVID-19s challenges for oil demand, supply and prices63
Beyond instrumentalism: Broadening the understanding of social innovation in socio-technical energy systems62
Energy justice within, between and beyond European community energy initiatives: A review62
Extreme energy poverty in the urban peripheries of Romania and Israel: Policy, planning and infrastructure61
Scale, history and justice in community wind energy: An empirical review61
When renewable energy, empowerment, and entrepreneurship connect: Measuring energy policy effectiveness in 230 countries61
Proximities of energy justice: contesting community energy and austerity in England59
Identifying double energy vulnerability: A systematic and narrative review of groups at-risk of energy and transport poverty in the global north58
Invisible energy poverty? Analysing housing costs in Central and Eastern Europe57
Advancing local energy transitions: A global review of government instruments supporting community energy57
Challenging social norms to recraft practices: A Living Lab approach to reducing household energy use in eight European countries57
Implications of poorly designed climate policy on energy poverty: Global reflections on the current surge in energy prices56
The energy futures we want: A research and policy agenda for energy transitions56
Effective policies to overcome barriers in the development of smart cities56
Towards the lithium-ion battery production network: Thinking beyond mineral supply chains56
Being forced to skimp on energy needs: A new look at energy poverty in Greece55
Unlocking the value of digitalization for the European energy transition: A typology of innovative business models55
Model-based policymaking or policy-based modelling? How energy models and energy policy interact55
When East meets West: Understanding residents’ home energy management system adoption intention and willingness to pay in Japan and the United States55
Is green a Pan-African colour? Mapping African renewable energy policies and transitions in 34 countries55
Transferring awareness into action: A meta-analysis of the behavioral drivers of energy transitions in Germany, Austria, Finland, Morocco, Jordan and Iran54
Actors, objectives, context: A framework of the political economy of energy and climate policy applied to India, Indonesia, and Vietnam53
White knights, or horsemen of the apocalypse? Prospects for Big Oil to align emissions with a 1.5 °C pathway53
Climate-friendly but socially rejected energy-transition pathways: The integration of techno-economic and socio-technical approaches in the Nordic-Baltic region53
COVID-19 and the academy: It is time for going digital53
Just electrification: Imagining the justice dimensions of energy access and addressing energy poverty52
The COVID-19 crisis deepens the gulf between leaders and laggards in the global energy transition52
Double energy vulnerability: Spatial intersections of domestic and transport energy poverty in England52
Mitigating inequality with emissions? Exploring energy justice and financing transitions to low carbon energy in Indonesia50
Oil, fisheries and coastal communities: A review of impacts on the environment, livelihoods, space and governance50
Making demand side response happen: A review of barriers in commercial and public organisations49
Decarbonizing the oil refining industry: A systematic review of sociotechnical systems, technological innovations, and policy options49
Blending new and old in sustainability transitions: Technological alignment between fossil fuels and biofuels in Norwegian coastal shipping49
The troubled path to ending darkness: Energy injustice encounters in Malawi’s off-grid solar market49
To eat and not to heat? Energy poverty and income inequality in Italian regions49
From consultation toward co-production in science and policy: A critical systematic review of participatory climate and energy initiatives49
Reconciliation through renewable energy? A survey of Indigenous communities, involvement, and peoples in Canada49
The hidden costs of energy and mobility: A global meta-analysis and research synthesis of electricity and transport externalities49
The innovation and industry dynamics of technology phase-out in sustainability transitions: Insights from diversifying petroleum technology suppliers in Norway48
Co-production in the wind energy sector: A systematic literature review of public engagement beyond invited stakeholder participation48
Conceptualising restorative justice in the energy Transition: Changing the perspectives of fossil fuels48
Are rapid and inclusive energy and climate transitions oxymorons? Towards principles of responsible acceleration47
How governments, universities, and companies contribute to renewable energy development? A municipal innovation policy perspective of the triple helix47
A framework for ‘right to energy’ to meet UN SDG7: Policy implications to meet basic human energy needs, eradicate energy poverty, enhance energy justice, and uphold energy democracy47
Green New Deal proposals: Comparing emerging transformational climate policies at multiple scales47
Is demand side response a woman's work? Domestic labour and electricity shifting in low income homes in the United Kingdom47
Towards a bioenergy transition in Italy? Exploring regional stakeholder perspectives towards the Gela and Porto Marghera biorefineries46
Addressing gender in energy studies46
The political economy of air pollution: Local development, sustainability, and political incentives in China46
Mixed feelings on wind energy: Affective imagery and local concern driving social acceptance in Switzerland45
Pluralizing energy justice: Incorporating feminist, anti-racist, Indigenous, and postcolonial perspectives45
Regime resistance and accommodation: Toward a neo-Gramscian perspective on energy transitions45
Enabling the transition to a fossil-free steel sector: The conditions for technology transfer for hydrogen-based steelmaking in Europe45
Banking on coal? Drivers of demand for Chinese overseas investments in coal in Bangladesh, India, Indonesia and Vietnam44
Towards a theory of just transition: A neo-Gramscian understanding of how to shift development pathways to zero poverty and zero carbon44
Caste, class and gender in determining access to energy: A critical review of LPG adoption in India43
Residential energy use and energy-saving of older adults: A case from Japan, the fastest-aging country43
Energy justice discourses in citizen deliberations on systems flexibility in the United Kingdom: Vulnerability, compensation and empowerment43
The Jevons paradox unravelled: A multi-level typology of rebound effects and mechanisms43
Liquefied natural gas expansion plans in Germany: The risk of gas lock-in under energy transitions43
Clean cooking for all? A critical review of behavior, stakeholder engagement, and adoption for the global diffusion of improved cookstoves43
Decarbonising the refinery sector: A socio-technical analysis of advanced biofuels, green hydrogen and carbon capture and storage developments in Sweden43
Interplay between low-carbon energy transitions and national security: An analysis of policy integration and coherence in Estonia, Finland and Scotland42
The desirability of transitions in demand: Incorporating behavioural and societal transformations into energy modelling42
From the geopolitics of oil and gas to the geopolitics of the energy transition: Is there a role for European supermajors?41
Beyond technology: A research agenda for social sciences and humanities research on renewable energy in Europe41
Validity of energy social research during and after COVID-19: challenges, considerations, and responses41
A typology for unpacking the diversity of social innovation in energy transitions41
Hot stuff: Research and policy principles for heat decarbonisation through smart electrification41
Will consumers really pay for green electricity? Comparing stated and revealed preferences for residential programs in the United States41
Beyond the beach: Tradeoffs in tourism and recreation at the first offshore wind farm in the United States40
A hybrid perspective on energy transition pathways: Is hydrogen the key for Norway?40
What do energy modellers know? An ethnography of epistemic values and knowledge models40
Does natural gas fuel civil war? Rethinking energy security, international relations, and fossil-fuel conflict40
Which policy mixes are best for decarbonising passenger cars? Simulating interactions among taxes, subsidies and regulations for the United Kingdom, the United States, Japan, China, and India40
European island imaginaries: Examining the actors, innovations, and renewable energy transitions of 8 islands40
Indigenous environmental defenders and the legacy of Macli-ing Dulag: Anti-dam dissent, assassinations, and protests in the making of Philippine energyscape39
The persistence of high energy burdens: A bibliometric analysis of vulnerability, poverty, and exclusion in the United States39
Political ecologies of the post-mining landscape: Activism, resistance, and legal struggles over Kalimantan's coal mines39
Energy citizenship in the Netherlands: The complexities of public engagement in a large-scale energy transition39
What really drives the deployment of renewable energy? A global assessment of 118 countries39
The dark side of energy poverty: Who is underconsuming in Spain and why?38
Energy transition in Brazil: Is there a role for multilevel governance in a centralized energy regime?38
Women’s work is never done: Lifting the gendered burden of firewood collection and household energy use in Kenya38
What about citizens? A literature review of citizen engagement in sustainability transitions research37
Acceptance through inclusion? Political and economic participation and the acceptance of local renewable energy projects in Switzerland37
China's imaginary of ecological civilization: A resonance between the state-led discourse and sociocultural dynamics37
Conflicts between economic and low-carbon reorientation processes: Insights from a contextual analysis of evolving company strategies in the United Kingdom petrochemical industry (1970–2021)37
Individuals, collectives, and energy transition: Analysing the motivators and barriers of European decarbonisation37
Energy poverty in the COVID-19 era: Mapping global responses in light of momentum for the right to energy37
Low-carbon lock-in? Exploring transformative innovation policy and offshore wind energy pathways in the Netherlands37
Political economy of just transition: Disparate impact of coal mine closure on state-owned and private coal workers in Inner Mongolia, China37
Race and the politics of energy transitions37
Exploring the re-emergence of industrial policy: Perceptions regarding low-carbon energy transitions in Germany, the United Kingdom and Denmark37
Racial inequity in household energy efficiency and carbon emissions in the United States: An emissions paradox37
Digitalisation, sustainable industrialisation and digital rebound – Asking the right questions for a strategic research agenda37
Nudging and boosting for equity? Towards a behavioural economics of energy justice37
Keep it local and bird-friendly: Exploring the social acceptance of wind energy in Switzerland, Estonia, and Ukraine37
What is the quality of participatory renewable energy planning in Europe? A comparative analysis of innovative practices in 25 projects37
Which plug-in electric vehicle policies are best? A multi-criteria evaluation framework applied to Canada36
Synthesizing value sensitive design, responsible research and innovation, and energy justice: A conceptual review36
A systematic review of social innovation and community energy transitions36
Which households are energy insecure? An empirical analysis of race, housing conditions, and energy burdens in the United States36
Distorting the view of our climate future: The misuse and abuse of climate pathways and scenarios36
Of jobs, skills, and values: Exploring rural household energy use and solar photovoltaics in poverty alleviation areas in China36
Lost (and found) in Transition: Expert stakeholder insights on low-carbon energy transitions in Spain36
The global energy transition and place attachment in coal mining communities: Implications for heavily industrialized landscapes36
New clean energy communities in polycentric settings: Four avenues for future research36
Is hydropower worth it? Exploring amazonian resettlement, human development and environmental costs with the Belo Monte project in Brazil36
Renewing the future: Excluded imaginaries in the global energy transition35
When energy justice encounters authoritarian environmentalism: The case of clean heating energy transitions in rural China35
State versus market in China's low-carbon energy transition: An institutional perspective35
Better poison is the cure? Critically examining fossil fuel companies, climate change framing, and corporate sustainability reports35
Farmers vs. lakers: Agriculture, amenity, and community in predicting opposition to United States wind energy development35
The (in)justices of smart local energy systems: A systematic review, integrated framework, and future research agenda35
Taking it outside: Exploring social opposition to 21 early-stage experiments in radical climate interventions35
What drives electric vehicle adoption? Insights from a systematic review on European transport actors and behaviours35
The less you burn, the more we earn: The role of social and political trust on energy-saving behaviour in Europe35
Growing community energy initiatives from the bottom up: Simulating the role of behavioural attitudes and leadership in the Netherlands35
The rise of solar home systems in sub-Saharan Africa: Examining gender, class, and sustainability35
Young, poor, and sick: The public health threat of energy poverty for children in Ireland35
Rethinking the Multi-level Perspective for energy transitions: From regime life-cycle to explanatory typology of transition pathways35
Energy transitions in a time of intersecting precarities: From reductive environmentalism to antiracist praxis35
Who wants to get involved? Determining citizen willingness to participate in German renewable energy cooperatives35
Empowering energy citizenship among the energy poor35
Climate change strategic narratives in the United Kingdom: Emergency, Extinction, Effectiveness35
When controversies cascade: Analysing the dynamics of public engagement and conflict in the Netherlands and Switzerland through “controversy spillover”35
It’s all about community: On the interplay of social capital, social needs, and environmental concern in sustainable community action34
Moving beyond opportunity narratives in COVID-19 green recoveries: A comparative analysis of public investment plans in France, Germany, and the United Kingdom34
Household energy resilience: Shifting perspectives to reveal opportunities for renewable energy futures in affluent contexts34
Why do low-income urban dwellers reject energy technologies? Exploring the socio-cultural acceptance of solar adoption in Mumbai and Cape Town34
A critical review of energy democracy: A failure to deliver justice?34
How will COVID-19 impact renewable energy in India? Exploring challenges, lessons and emerging opportunities34
Towards a CO2-neutral steel industry: Justice aspects of CO2 capture and storage, biomass- and green hydrogen-based emission reductions33
Twin transitions of decarbonisation and digitalisation: A historical perspective on energy and information in European economies33
What drives the solar energy transition? The effect of policies, incentives and behavior in a cross-country comparison33
Changing climate for populists? Examining the influence of radical-right political parties on low-carbon energy transitions in Western Europe33
Can authoritarian regimes achieve just energy transition? Evidence from China’s solar photovoltaic poverty alleviation initiative33
Act locally, transition globally: Grassroots resilience, local politics, and five municipalities in the United States with 100% renewable electricity33
Policy uncertainty and renewable energy: Exploring the implications for global energy transitions, energy security, and environmental risk management33
Public opinion on nuclear energy and nuclear weapons: The attitudinal nexus in the United States33
COVID-19 and energy access: An opportunity or a challenge for the African continent?33
Assessing co-creation in strategic planning for urban energy transitions33
Of impacts, agents, and functions: An interdisciplinary meta-review of smart home energy management systems research32
The future of lithium-ion batteries: Exploring expert conceptions, market trends, and price scenarios32
Sharing the burden: Shifts in family time use, agency and gender dynamics after introduction of new cookstoves in rural Kenya32
Beyond states: Harnessing sub-national actors for the deep decarbonisation of cities, regions, and businesses32
What shapes Norwegian wind power policy? Analysing the constructing forces of policymaking and emerging questions of energy justice32
Who is marginalized in energy justice? Amplifying community leader perspectives of energy transitions in Ghana32
Decarbonisation of industrial clusters: A place-based research agenda32
Technical pathways to deep decarbonization in cities: Eight best practice case studies of transformational climate mitigation31
Car sharing and transformations in households travel patterns: Insights from emerging proto-practices in Norway31
Preying on the poor? Opportunities and challenges for tackling the social and environmental threats of cryptocurrencies for vulnerable and low-income communities31
Alternative energy imaginaries: Implications for energy research, policy integration and the transformation of energy systems31
Green hope or red herring? Examining consumer perceptions of peer-to-peer energy trading in the United Kingdom31
Exploring the cross-national variation in public support for climate policies in Europe: The role of quality of government and trust31
Digitalisation and social inclusion in multi-scalar smart energy transitions31
The critical role of trust in experiencing and coping with energy poverty: Evidence from across Europe31
Innovative but unjust? Analysing the opportunities and justice issues within positive energy districts in Europe31
World wars and the age of oil: Exploring directionality in deep energy transitions31
A pollution paradox? The political economy of environmental inspection and air pollution in China31
Social identity in the energy transition: an analysis of the “Stop Adani Convoy” to explore social-political conflict in Australia31
Transforming innovation for decarbonisation? Insights from combining complex systems and social practice perspectives31
Making policy mixes more robust: An integrative and interdisciplinary approach for clean energy transitions31
Making shipping more carbon-friendly? Exploring ship energy efficiency management plans in legislation and practice30
Low-carbon leadership: Harnessing policy studies to analyse local mayors and renewable energy transitions in three Japanese cities30
Why does the European Union produce biofuels? Examining consistency and plausibility in prevailing narratives with quantitative storytelling30
Knowledge politics, vulnerability and recognition-based justice: Public participation in renewable energy transitions in India30
Evidence behind the narrative: Critically reviewing the social impact of energy communities in Europe30
Mainstreaming gender to achieve security of energy services in poor urban environments30
Industrial decarbonization via natural gas: A critical and systematic review of developments, socio-technical systems and policy options30
When I was your age: Generational effects on long-run residential energy consumption in Italy30
Rethinking the position of natural gas in a low-carbon energy transition30
Energy profiles among urban elite households in Mozambique: Explaining the persistence of charcoal in urban areas30
Customer engagement strategies in retail electricity markets: A comprehensive and comparative review30
The politics of climate finance: Consensus and partisanship in designing green state investment banks in the United Kingdom and Australia30
When climate change adaptation becomes a “looming threat” to society: Exploring views and responses to California wildfires and public safety power shutoffs29
The ineffectiveness of efficiency: The paradoxical effects of state policy on energy consumption in the United States29