Energy Research & Social Science

(The TQCC of Energy Research & Social Science is 31. The table below lists those papers that are above that threshold based on CrossRef citation counts. The publications cover those that have been published in the past four years, i.e., from 2019-06-01 to 2023-06-01.)
Fuel poverty from the bottom-up: Characterising household energy vulnerability through the lived experience of the fuel poor256
It starts at home? Climate policies targeting household consumption and behavioral decisions are key to low-carbon futures226
Energy transitions or additions?211
More than filler: Middle actors and socio-technical change in the energy system from the “middle-out”156
Setting energy justice apart from the crowd: Lessons from environmental and climate justice153
Framing energy justice: perspectives from activism and advocacy149
Fear and loathing of electric vehicles: The reactionary rhetoric of range anxiety124
Embodied energy injustices: Unveiling and politicizing the transboundary harms of fossil fuel extractivism and fossil fuel supply chains123
Trust, awareness, and independence: Insights from a socio-psychological factor analysis of citizen knowledge and participation in community energy systems123
The limits of energy sufficiency: A review of the evidence for rebound effects and negative spillovers from behavioural change109
The geopolitics of renewable energy: Debunking four emerging myths106
Energy poverty and social relations: A capabilities approach106
From “if only” to “social potential” in schemes to reduce building energy use100
From goals to joules: A quantitative approach of interlinkages between energy and the Sustainable Development Goals99
Are consumers willing to pay more for electricity from cooperatives? Results from an online Choice Experiment in Germany98
Capturing the multifaceted nature of energy poverty: Lessons from Belgium96
Convenience and energy consumption in the smart home of the future: Industry visions from Australia and beyond93
Agent-based modelling and socio-technical energy transitions: A systematic literature review91
Conceptualizing energy services: A review of energy and well-being along the Energy Service Cascade75
Women’s leadership in renewable transformation, energy justice and energy democracy: Redistributing power72
Community acceptance of large-scale solar energy installations in developing countries: Evidence from Morocco72
Understanding energy-saving behaviors in the American workplace: A unified theory of motivation, opportunity, and ability72
Elite power in low-carbon transitions: A critical and interdisciplinary review71
Tensions, capabilities, and justice in climate change mitigation of fossil fuels70
On demand: Can demand response live up to expectations in managing electricity systems?69
Stranded assets and stranded resources: Implications for climate change mitigation and global sustainable development68
Coalitions, framing, and the politics of energy transitions: Local democracy and community choice in California68
Digital platforms and the future of energy provisioning: Promises and perils for the next phase of the energy transition68
The challenge of time shifting energy demand practices: Insights from Denmark68
Decomposing public support for energy policy: What drives acceptance of and intentions to protest against renewable energy expansion in Germany?68
Justice, social exclusion and indigenous opposition: A case study of wind energy development on the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, Mexico67
Linking energy access, gender and poverty: A review of the literature on productive uses of energy67
Stability and climate policy? Harnessing insights on path dependence, policy feedback, and transition pathways67
Chains of trust: Energy justice, public engagement, and the first offshore wind farm in the United States66
Can local government play a greater role for community renewable energy? A case study from Australia66
Powershifts: A framework for assessing the growing impact of decentralized ownership of energy transitions on political decision-making65
Flexibility capital and flexibility justice in smart energy systems64
Who is buying electric vehicles in California? Characterising early adopter heterogeneity and forecasting market diffusion64
Hydraulic fracturing and the management, disposal, and reuse of frac flowback waters: Views from the public in the Marcellus Shale62
Emotions and fuel poverty: The lived experience of social housing tenants in the United Kingdom61
Ambivalence, designing users and user imaginaries in the European smart grid: Insights from an interdisciplinary demonstration project60
How deep is incumbency? A ‘configuring fields’ approach to redistributing and reorienting power in socio-material change60
Renewable energy injustice: The socio-environmental implications of renewable energy consumption59
Documenting fuel poverty from the householders’ perspective57
Oh behave! Survey stories and lessons learned from building occupants in high-performance buildings57
Laundry, energy and time: Insights from 20 years of time-use diary data in the United Kingdom57
From Kyoto to Paris: Measuring renewable energy policy regimes in Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Mexico and the United States57
Historical institutionalist perspective on the shift from feed-in tariffs towards auctioning in German renewable energy policy56
The influence of institutions, governance, and public opinion on the environment: Synthesized findings from applied econometrics studies55
Expanding the scope and implications of energy research: A guide to key themes and concepts from the Social Sciences and Humanities55
Mind the gap: A social sciences review of energy efficiency54
Effects of trust and public participation on acceptability of renewable energy projects in the Netherlands and China53
From technical innovations towards social practices and socio-technical transition? Re-thinking the transition to decentralised solar PV electrification in Africa53
Community renewable energy: What does it do? Walker and Devine-Wright (2008) ten years on52
From consultation to collaboration: A participatory framework for positive community engagement with wind energy projects in Ontario, Canada52
When democracy meets energy transitions: A typology of social power and energy system scale52
Gender, domestic energy and design of inclusive low-income habitats: A case of slum rehabilitation housing in Mumbai, India52
Age matters: Ageing and household energy demand in the United States51
From cookstove acquisition to cooking transition: Framing the behavioural aspects of cookstove interventions51
Fossil fuel divestment and climate change: Reviewing contested arguments51
Peer effects in the adoption of solar energy technologies in the United States: An urban case study50
Understanding renewable energy policy adoption and evolution in Europe: The impact of coercion, normative emulation, competition, and learning50
Energy justice from the bottom up: A capability approach to community acceptance of wind energy in Mexico50
Kingdom of the Sun: a critical, multiscalar analysis of Morocco’s solar energy strategy50
Financing renewable energy development: Insights from 55 countries50
Reimagining energy futures: Contributions from community sustainable energy transitions in Thailand and the Philippines49
Smart energy futures and social practice imaginaries: Forecasting scenarios for pet care in Australian homes49
Oily politics: A critical assessment of the oil and gas industry’s contribution to climate change49
The social structure of heat consumption in Denmark: New interpretations from quantitative analysis48
Gender, culture and energy transitions in rural Africa48
The past, present and uncertain future of community energy in Denmark: Critically reviewing and conceptualising citizen ownership48
From “living lab” to strategic action field: Bringing together energy, mobility, and Information Technology in Germany48
Energy and behaviour at home: A review of intervention methods and practices48
Making ‘Smart Meters’ smarter? Insights from a behavioural economics pilot field experiment in Copenhagen, Denmark47
Solar energy for all? Understanding the successes and shortfalls through a critical comparative assessment of Bangladesh, Brazil, India, Mozambique, Sri Lanka and South Africa47
Understanding comfort and senses in social practice theory: Insights from a Danish field study46
Does it last? Long-term impacts of an app-based behavior change intervention on household electricity savings in Switzerland46
Energy justice, the built environment, and solar photovoltaic (PV) energy transitions in urban Australia: A dynamic panel data analysis46
Multi-scalar energy transitions in rural households: Distributed photovoltaics as a circuit breaker to the energy poverty cycle in India45
More priorities, more problems? Decision-making with multiple energy, development and climate objectives45
Illustrating the use of concepts from the discipline of policy studies in energy research: An explorative literature review45
How modelers construct energy costs: Discursive elements in Energy System and Integrated Assessment Models45
Motivations, barriers and risks of smart home adoption: From systematic literature review to conceptual framework44
A synthetic view of acceptance and engagement with smart meters in the United States44
Energy insecurity and its ill health effects: A community perspective on the energy-health nexus in New York City44
Drivers, enablers, and barriers to prosumerism in Bangladesh: A sustainable solution to energy poverty?44
Mediating household energy transitions through co-design in urban Kenya, Uganda and South Africa44
Peak oil, 20 years later: Failed prediction or useful insight?43
Bitcoin mining: A global review of energy and power demand43
Destined for decline? Examining nuclear energy from a technological innovation systems perspective42
Who wins in renewable energy? Evidence from Europe and the United States42
Uncertainty in energy planning: Estimating the health impacts of air pollution from fossil fuel electricity generation41
Towards a novel regime change framework: Studying mobility transitions in public transport regimes in an Indian megacity41
The socio-demographic and geographical dimensions of fuel poverty in Italy40
Energy transitions from the cradle to the grave: A meta-theoretical framework integrating responsible innovation, social practices, and energy justice40
Behavioural economics vs social practice theory: Perspectives from inside the United Kingdom government39
The promise of peer-to-peer trading? The potential impact of blockchain on the actor configuration in the Dutch electricity system39
Lessons from energy history for climate policy: Technological change, demand and economic development39
Energy materiality: A conceptual review of multi-disciplinary approaches39
Community solar energy initiatives in urban energy transitions: A comparative study of Foshan, China and Seoul, South Korea39
All talk and no action? An analysis of environmental concern, income and greenhouse gas emissions in Switzerland39
Addressing uncertainty in decarbonisation policy mixes – Lessons learned from German and European bioenergy policy38
Reframing policy for the energy efficiency challenge: Insights from housing retrofits in the United Kingdom38
Tackling the interplay of occupants’ heating practices and building physics: Insights from a German mixed methods study38
A (new) cultural turn toward solar cooking—Evidence from six case studies across India and Burkina Faso37
The role of income in energy efficiency and curtailment behaviours: Findings from 22 European countries37
Do renewable energy communities deliver energy justice? Exploring insights from 71 European cases37
Socio-technical-economic assessment of power-to-X: Potentials and limitations for an integration into the German energy system36
Motivations and barriers to integrating ‘prosuming’ services into the future decentralized electricity grid: Findings from Israel36
Household energy literacy: A critical review and a conceptual typology36
Take me to your leader: Using socio-technical energy transitions (STET) modelling to explore the role of actors in decarbonisation pathways36
From consultation toward co-production in science and policy: A critical systematic review of participatory climate and energy initiatives35
The Living Lab methodology for complex environments: Insights from the thermal refurbishment of a historical district in the city of Cahors, France35
Learning, transformative action, and grassroots innovation: Insights from the Spanish energy cooperative Som Energia35
‘That’s when we started using the living room’: Lessons from a local history of domestic heating in the United Kingdom35
Green Priorities: How economic frames affect perceptions of renewable energy in the United States35
Do environmental regulations undermine energy firm performance? An empirical analysis from China’s stock market34
Megawatts mask impacts: Small hydropower and knowledge politics in the Puelwillimapu, Southern Chile34
Applying institutional theory to the analysis of energy transitions: From local agency to multi-scale configurations in Australia and Germany34
Snakes in The Greenhouse: Does increased natural gas use reduce carbon dioxide emissions from coal consumption?34
Purely ornamental? Public perceptions of distributed energy storage in the United Kingdom34
Location matters: Population density and carbon emissions from residential building energy use in the United States34
Revaluing the costs and benefits of energy efficiency: A systematic review34
Same but different: On the applicability of fuel poverty indicators across countries—Insights from France33
Who brings the heat? – From municipal to diversified ownership in the Swedish district heating market post-liberalization33
Contradictory but also complementary: National and local imaginaries in Japan and Fukushima around transitions to hydrogen and renewables33
Rethinking the social acceptance of solar energy: Exploring "states of willingness" in Finland32
Letting the Gini out of the fuel poverty bottle? Correlating cold homes and income inequality in European Union countries32
Towards a practice-theoretical classification of sustainable energy consumption initiatives: Insights from social scientific energy research in 30 European countries32
Tearing down the information barrier: the price impacts of energy efficiency ratings for buildings in the German rental market32
Uncovering attitudes towards carbon capture storage and utilization technologies in Germany: Insights into affective-cognitive evaluations of benefits and risks32
The role of labour power in sustainability transitions: Insights from comparative political economy on Germany’s electricity transition32
The sustainable housing question: On the role of interpersonal, impersonal and professional trust in low-carbon retrofit decisions by homeowners32
Exploring hybrid models for universal access to basic solar energy services in informal settlements: Case studies from South Africa and Zimbabwe32
What prevents us from taking low-carbon actions? A comprehensive review of influencing factors affecting low-carbon behaviors31
Community tensions, participation, and local development: Factors affecting the spatial embeddedness of anaerobic digestion in Poland and the Czech Republic31
Inclusiveness by design? Reviewing sustainable electricity access and entrepreneurship from a gender perspective31
An ethnography of energy demand and working from home: Exploring the affective dimensions of social practice in the United Kingdom31
The innovation and industry dynamics of technology phase-out in sustainability transitions: Insights from diversifying petroleum technology suppliers in Norway31
Individual or collective? Community investment, local taxes, and the social acceptance of wind energy in Switzerland31
Will communities “open-up” to offshore wind? Lessons learned from New England islands in the United States31
Scripting, control, and privacy in domestic smart grid technologies: Insights from a Danish pilot study31
Does (Co-)ownership in renewables matter for an electricity consumer’s demand flexibility? Empirical evidence from Germany31
Testing the social, organizational, and governance factors for success in local low carbon energy initiatives31
Future energy transitions for bagasse cogeneration: Lessons from multi-level and policy innovations in Mauritius31