Energy Research & Social Science

(The TQCC of Energy Research & Social Science is 19. 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 2020-05-01 to 2024-05-01.)
Cascading risks: Understanding the 2021 winter blackout in Texas279
The political economy of car dependence: A systems of provision approach246
Covid-19 and the politics of sustainable energy transitions223
An outlook on the global development of renewable and sustainable energy at the time of COVID-19217
When pandemics impact economies and climate change: Exploring the impacts of COVID-19 on oil and electricity demand in China214
Analysis of the electricity demand trends amidst the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic201
Who are the victims of low-carbon transitions? Towards a political ecology of climate change mitigation200
Of renewable energy, energy democracy, and sustainable development: A roadmap to accelerate the energy transition in developing countries188
Industrial decarbonization via hydrogen: A critical and systematic review of developments, socio-technical systems and policy options187
Just transition: A conceptual review179
Renewable energy for whom? A global systematic review of the environmental justice implications of renewable energy technologies171
The impact of different COVID-19 containment measures on electricity consumption in Europe162
What opportunities could the COVID-19 outbreak offer for sustainability transitions research on electricity and mobility?161
Analysis of mobility trends during the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic: Exploring the impacts on global aviation and travel in selected cities161
Sociotechnical agendas: Reviewing future directions for energy and climate research157
Heat pumps and our low-carbon future: A comprehensive review153
The limits of energy sufficiency: A review of the evidence for rebound effects and negative spillovers from behavioural change152
Research on the social acceptance of renewable energy technologies: Past, present and future146
Contextualizing the Covid-19 pandemic for a carbon-constrained world: Insights for sustainability transitions, energy justice, and research methodology134
Transforming knowledge systems for life on Earth: Visions of future systems and how to get there129
The new oil? The geopolitics and international governance of hydrogen129
Integrating solar energy with agriculture: Industry perspectives on the market, community, and socio-political dimensions of agrivoltaics121
The role of energy democracy and energy citizenship for participatory energy transitions: A comprehensive review119
Coronavirus comes home? Energy use, home energy management, and the social-psychological factors of COVID-19117
The Green New Deal in the United States: What it is and how to pay for it115
Sociotechnical matters: Reviewing and integrating science and technology studies with energy social science113
People in transitions: Energy citizenship, prosumerism and social movements in Europe103
A historical turning point? Early evidence on how the Russia-Ukraine war changes public support for clean energy policies102
Energy democracy as a process, an outcome and a goal: A conceptual review100
European energy politics after Ukraine: The road ahead99
Emergency measures to protect energy consumers during the Covid-19 pandemic: A global review and critical analysis98
Russia's war on Ukraine, European energy policy responses & implications for sustainable transformations96
The interaction between humans and buildings for energy efficiency: A critical review96
Decarbonizing the iron and steel industry: A systematic review of sociotechnical systems, technological innovations, and policy options94
Motivations, barriers and risks of smart home adoption: From systematic literature review to conceptual framework93
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
Do renewable energy communities deliver energy justice? Exploring insights from 71 European cases89
What is prosumerism for? Exploring the normative dimensions of decentralised energy transitions87
Just energy transitions to low carbon economies: A review of the concept and its effects on labour and income83
Grand Narratives for sustainable mobility: A conceptual review81
Intersectionality and energy transitions: A review of gender, social equity and low-carbon energy81
Community energy meets smart grids: Reviewing goals, structure, and roles in Virtual Power Plants in Ireland, Belgium and the Netherlands80
Is peer-to-peer electricity trading empowering users? Evidence on motivations and roles in a prosumer business model trial in Australia78
A just transition for whom? Politics, contestation, and social identity in the disruption of coal in the Powder River Basin77
Unpacking the right-populist threat to climate action: Poland's pro-governmental media on energy transition and climate change77
Beyond the EVent horizon: Battery waste, recycling, and sustainability in the United Kingdom electric vehicle transition76
A meta-analysis of residential PV adoption: the important role of perceived benefits, intentions and antecedents in solar energy acceptance75
Toward feminist energy systems: Why adding women and solar panels is not enough✰74
Just transitions: Histories and futures in a post-COVID world74
Three sides to every story: Gender perspectives in energy transition pathways in Canada, Kenya and Spain74
The good, the bad and the ugly: An overview of the sustainability of blockchain technology70
Revisiting carbon lock-in in energy systems: Explaining the perpetuation of coal power in Japan70
What prevents us from taking low-carbon actions? A comprehensive review of influencing factors affecting low-carbon behaviors68
Biofuels, environmental sustainability, and food security: A review of 51 countries68
Pulling up the carbon ladder? Decarbonization, dependence, and third-country risks from the European carbon border adjustment mechanism68
Blockchain, climate damage, and death: Policy interventions to reduce the carbon emissions, mortality, and net-zero implications of non-fungible tokens and Bitcoin68
Financing renewable energy development: Insights from 55 countries68
Guides or gatekeepers? Incumbent-oriented transition intermediaries in a low-carbon era67
Energy transitions from the cradle to the grave: A meta-theoretical framework integrating responsible innovation, social practices, and energy justice66
Energy justice from the bottom up: A capability approach to community acceptance of wind energy in Mexico66
SDGs in action: A novel framework for assessing energy projects against the sustainable development goals65
Towards impactful energy justice research: Transforming the power of academic engagement65
The political economy of national climate policy: Architectures of constraint and a typology of countries65
Expanding the scope and implications of energy research: A guide to key themes and concepts from the Social Sciences and Humanities65
Distributional disparities in residential rooftop solar potential and penetration in four cities in the United States64
Reviewing the opportunities, challenges, and future directions for the digitalization of energy63
A crude future? COVID-19s challenges for oil demand, supply and prices63
Destined for decline? Examining nuclear energy from a technological innovation systems perspective62
Canada's Green New Deal: Forging the socio-political foundations of climate resilient infrastructure?62
Rethinking community empowerment in the energy transformation: A critical review of the definitions, drivers and outcomes61
Why hate carbon taxes? Machine learning evidence on the roles of personal responsibility, trust, revenue recycling, and other factors across 23 European countries61
Energy justice within, between and beyond European community energy initiatives: A review60
Scale, history and justice in community wind energy: An empirical review59
Extreme energy poverty in the urban peripheries of Romania and Israel: Policy, planning and infrastructure59
When renewable energy, empowerment, and entrepreneurship connect: Measuring energy policy effectiveness in 230 countries59
Bitcoin’s energy consumption is underestimated: A market dynamics approach59
Governing the dark side of renewable energy: A typology of global displacements58
Energy poverty in developing countries: A review of the concept and its measurements58
Beyond instrumentalism: Broadening the understanding of social innovation in socio-technical energy systems57
Is green a Pan-African colour? Mapping African renewable energy policies and transitions in 34 countries55
Model-based policymaking or policy-based modelling? How energy models and energy policy interact55
Invisible energy poverty? Analysing housing costs in Central and Eastern Europe55
Being forced to skimp on energy needs: A new look at energy poverty in Greece54
Unlocking the value of digitalization for the European energy transition: A typology of innovative business models54
Proximities of energy justice: contesting community energy and austerity in England54
The energy futures we want: A research and policy agenda for energy transitions54
Advancing local energy transitions: A global review of government instruments supporting community energy53
Effective policies to overcome barriers in the development of smart cities53
Identifying double energy vulnerability: A systematic and narrative review of groups at-risk of energy and transport poverty in the global north53
Challenging social norms to recraft practices: A Living Lab approach to reducing household energy use in eight European countries52
The COVID-19 crisis deepens the gulf between leaders and laggards in the global energy transition51
Implications of poorly designed climate policy on energy poverty: Global reflections on the current surge in energy prices51
Climate-friendly but socially rejected energy-transition pathways: The integration of techno-economic and socio-technical approaches in the Nordic-Baltic region51
White knights, or horsemen of the apocalypse? Prospects for Big Oil to align emissions with a 1.5 °C pathway51
COVID-19 and the academy: It is time for going digital51
Actors, objectives, context: A framework of the political economy of energy and climate policy applied to India, Indonesia, and Vietnam51
Transferring awareness into action: A meta-analysis of the behavioral drivers of energy transitions in Germany, Austria, Finland, Morocco, Jordan and Iran51
Just electrification: Imagining the justice dimensions of energy access and addressing energy poverty51
Towards the lithium-ion battery production network: Thinking beyond mineral supply chains50
When East meets West: Understanding residents’ home energy management system adoption intention and willingness to pay in Japan and the United States50
The troubled path to ending darkness: Energy injustice encounters in Malawi’s off-grid solar market49
Co-production in the wind energy sector: A systematic literature review of public engagement beyond invited stakeholder participation48
Reframing policy for the energy efficiency challenge: Insights from housing retrofits in the United Kingdom48
Oil, fisheries and coastal communities: A review of impacts on the environment, livelihoods, space and governance48
The hidden costs of energy and mobility: A global meta-analysis and research synthesis of electricity and transport externalities48
Decarbonizing the oil refining industry: A systematic review of sociotechnical systems, technological innovations, and policy options48
Reconciliation through renewable energy? A survey of Indigenous communities, involvement, and peoples in Canada47
To eat and not to heat? Energy poverty and income inequality in Italian regions47
Double energy vulnerability: Spatial intersections of domestic and transport energy poverty in England47
Mitigating inequality with emissions? Exploring energy justice and financing transitions to low carbon energy in Indonesia47
Blending new and old in sustainability transitions: Technological alignment between fossil fuels and biofuels in Norwegian coastal shipping47
Making demand side response happen: A review of barriers in commercial and public organisations47
Are rapid and inclusive energy and climate transitions oxymorons? Towards principles of responsible acceleration47
From consultation toward co-production in science and policy: A critical systematic review of participatory climate and energy initiatives47
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 democracy46
The innovation and industry dynamics of technology phase-out in sustainability transitions: Insights from diversifying petroleum technology suppliers in Norway46
Green New Deal proposals: Comparing emerging transformational climate policies at multiple scales46
Towards a bioenergy transition in Italy? Exploring regional stakeholder perspectives towards the Gela and Porto Marghera biorefineries45
How governments, universities, and companies contribute to renewable energy development? A municipal innovation policy perspective of the triple helix45
Addressing gender in energy studies45
Banking on coal? Drivers of demand for Chinese overseas investments in coal in Bangladesh, India, Indonesia and Vietnam44
Mixed feelings on wind energy: Affective imagery and local concern driving social acceptance in Switzerland44
Conceptualising restorative justice in the energy Transition: Changing the perspectives of fossil fuels44
Clean cooking for all? A critical review of behavior, stakeholder engagement, and adoption for the global diffusion of improved cookstoves43
Energy justice discourses in citizen deliberations on systems flexibility in the United Kingdom: Vulnerability, compensation and empowerment43
Regime resistance and accommodation: Toward a neo-Gramscian perspective on energy transitions42
Is demand side response a woman's work? Domestic labour and electricity shifting in low income homes in the United Kingdom42
Liquefied natural gas expansion plans in Germany: The risk of gas lock-in under energy transitions42
Towards a theory of just transition: A neo-Gramscian understanding of how to shift development pathways to zero poverty and zero carbon42
The political economy of air pollution: Local development, sustainability, and political incentives in China42
Interplay between low-carbon energy transitions and national security: An analysis of policy integration and coherence in Estonia, Finland and Scotland41
The desirability of transitions in demand: Incorporating behavioural and societal transformations into energy modelling41
Caste, class and gender in determining access to energy: A critical review of LPG adoption in India41
Enabling the transition to a fossil-free steel sector: The conditions for technology transfer for hydrogen-based steelmaking in Europe41
Will consumers really pay for green electricity? Comparing stated and revealed preferences for residential programs in the United States41
Beyond technology: A research agenda for social sciences and humanities research on renewable energy in Europe41
More alike than different: Profiles of high-income and low-income rooftop solar adopters in the United States41
Hot stuff: Research and policy principles for heat decarbonisation through smart electrification40
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
A typology for unpacking the diversity of social innovation in energy transitions40
Can electric vehicle drivers be persuaded to eco-drive? A field study of feedback, gamification and financial rewards in Germany40
The Jevons paradox unravelled: A multi-level typology of rebound effects and mechanisms40
What do energy modellers know? An ethnography of epistemic values and knowledge models40
Validity of energy social research during and after COVID-19: challenges, considerations, and responses40
Residential energy use and energy-saving of older adults: A case from Japan, the fastest-aging country40
European island imaginaries: Examining the actors, innovations, and renewable energy transitions of 8 islands39
Decarbonising the refinery sector: A socio-technical analysis of advanced biofuels, green hydrogen and carbon capture and storage developments in Sweden39
Political ecologies of the post-mining landscape: Activism, resistance, and legal struggles over Kalimantan's coal mines39
Indigenous environmental defenders and the legacy of Macli-ing Dulag: Anti-dam dissent, assassinations, and protests in the making of Philippine energyscape38
Does natural gas fuel civil war? Rethinking energy security, international relations, and fossil-fuel conflict38
From the geopolitics of oil and gas to the geopolitics of the energy transition: Is there a role for European supermajors?38
China's imaginary of ecological civilization: A resonance between the state-led discourse and sociocultural dynamics37
What really drives the deployment of renewable energy? A global assessment of 118 countries37
Nudging and boosting for equity? Towards a behavioural economics of energy justice37
What is the quality of participatory renewable energy planning in Europe? A comparative analysis of innovative practices in 25 projects37
Energy poverty in the COVID-19 era: Mapping global responses in light of momentum for the right to energy37
Political economy of just transition: Disparate impact of coal mine closure on state-owned and private coal workers in Inner Mongolia, China37
Digitalisation, sustainable industrialisation and digital rebound – Asking the right questions for a strategic research agenda36
A hybrid perspective on energy transition pathways: Is hydrogen the key for Norway?36
Solar electricity cultures: Household adoption dynamics and energy policy in Switzerland36
The persistence of high energy burdens: A bibliometric analysis of vulnerability, poverty, and exclusion in the United States36
Energy citizenship in the Netherlands: The complexities of public engagement in a large-scale energy transition36
Low-carbon lock-in? Exploring transformative innovation policy and offshore wind energy pathways in the Netherlands36
Individuals, collectives, and energy transition: Analysing the motivators and barriers of European decarbonisation36
Racial inequity in household energy efficiency and carbon emissions in the United States: An emissions paradox36
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
Women’s work is never done: Lifting the gendered burden of firewood collection and household energy use in Kenya36
Which households are energy insecure? An empirical analysis of race, housing conditions, and energy burdens in the United States36
The dark side of energy poverty: Who is underconsuming in Spain and why?36
Beyond the beach: Tradeoffs in tourism and recreation at the first offshore wind farm in the United States36
Pluralizing energy justice: Incorporating feminist, anti-racist, Indigenous, and postcolonial perspectives36
Empowering energy citizenship among the energy poor35
Race and the politics of energy transitions35
Rethinking the Multi-level Perspective for energy transitions: From regime life-cycle to explanatory typology of transition pathways35
Farmers vs. lakers: Agriculture, amenity, and community in predicting opposition to United States wind energy development35
State versus market in China's low-carbon energy transition: An institutional perspective35
Keep it local and bird-friendly: Exploring the social acceptance of wind energy in Switzerland, Estonia, and Ukraine35
Synthesizing value sensitive design, responsible research and innovation, and energy justice: A conceptual review34
Who wants to get involved? Determining citizen willingness to participate in German renewable energy cooperatives34
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)34
Young, poor, and sick: The public health threat of energy poverty for children in Ireland34
When controversies cascade: Analysing the dynamics of public engagement and conflict in the Netherlands and Switzerland through “controversy spillover”34
Renewing the future: Excluded imaginaries in the global energy transition34
What about citizens? A literature review of citizen engagement in sustainability transitions research34
Energy transition in Brazil: Is there a role for multilevel governance in a centralized energy regime?34
The rise of solar home systems in sub-Saharan Africa: Examining gender, class, and sustainability34
How will COVID-19 impact renewable energy in India? Exploring challenges, lessons and emerging opportunities34
Taking it outside: Exploring social opposition to 21 early-stage experiments in radical climate interventions34
The less you burn, the more we earn: The role of social and political trust on energy-saving behaviour in Europe34
Which plug-in electric vehicle policies are best? A multi-criteria evaluation framework applied to Canada34
Climate change strategic narratives in the United Kingdom: Emergency, Extinction, Effectiveness34
New clean energy communities in polycentric settings: Four avenues for future research34
The (in)justices of smart local energy systems: A systematic review, integrated framework, and future research agenda33
It’s all about community: On the interplay of social capital, social needs, and environmental concern in sustainable community action33
The global energy transition and place attachment in coal mining communities: Implications for heavily industrialized landscapes33
Growing community energy initiatives from the bottom up: Simulating the role of behavioural attitudes and leadership in the Netherlands33
Exploring the re-emergence of industrial policy: Perceptions regarding low-carbon energy transitions in Germany, the United Kingdom and Denmark33
A systematic review of social innovation and community energy transitions33
Better poison is the cure? Critically examining fossil fuel companies, climate change framing, and corporate sustainability reports33
Act locally, transition globally: Grassroots resilience, local politics, and five municipalities in the United States with 100% renewable electricity33
Why do low-income urban dwellers reject energy technologies? Exploring the socio-cultural acceptance of solar adoption in Mumbai and Cape Town33
A critical review of energy democracy: A failure to deliver justice?33
COVID-19 and energy access: An opportunity or a challenge for the African continent?33
Distorting the view of our climate future: The misuse and abuse of climate pathways and scenarios33
Who is marginalized in energy justice? Amplifying community leader perspectives of energy transitions in Ghana32
What shapes Norwegian wind power policy? Analysing the constructing forces of policymaking and emerging questions of energy justice32
Changing climate for populists? Examining the influence of radical-right political parties on low-carbon energy transitions in Western Europe32
Energy transitions in a time of intersecting precarities: From reductive environmentalism to antiracist praxis32
Towards a CO2-neutral steel industry: Justice aspects of CO2 capture and storage, biomass- and green hydrogen-based emission reductions32
Acceptance through inclusion? Political and economic participation and the acceptance of local renewable energy projects in Switzerland32
When energy justice encounters authoritarian environmentalism: The case of clean heating energy transitions in rural China32
Burdened by renewable energy? A multi-scalar analysis of distributional justice and wind energy in the United States32
Green hope or red herring? Examining consumer perceptions of peer-to-peer energy trading in the United Kingdom31
Moving beyond opportunity narratives in COVID-19 green recoveries: A comparative analysis of public investment plans in France, Germany, and the United Kingdom31
Sharing the burden: Shifts in family time use, agency and gender dynamics after introduction of new cookstoves in rural Kenya31
Policy uncertainty and renewable energy: Exploring the implications for global energy transitions, energy security, and environmental risk management31
Household energy resilience: Shifting perspectives to reveal opportunities for renewable energy futures in affluent contexts31
Can authoritarian regimes achieve just energy transition? Evidence from China’s solar photovoltaic poverty alleviation initiative31
What drives the solar energy transition? The effect of policies, incentives and behavior in a cross-country comparison31
Of impacts, agents, and functions: An interdisciplinary meta-review of smart home energy management systems research31
Public opinion on nuclear energy and nuclear weapons: The attitudinal nexus in the United States31
Assessing co-creation in strategic planning for urban energy transitions31
Transforming innovation for decarbonisation? Insights from combining complex systems and social practice perspectives31
Twin transitions of decarbonisation and digitalisation: A historical perspective on energy and information in European economies30
World wars and the age of oil: Exploring directionality in deep energy transitions30
Is hydropower worth it? Exploring amazonian resettlement, human development and environmental costs with the Belo Monte project in Brazil30
When I was your age: Generational effects on long-run residential energy consumption in Italy30
Alternative energy imaginaries: Implications for energy research, policy integration and the transformation of energy systems30
Energy profiles among urban elite households in Mozambique: Explaining the persistence of charcoal in urban areas30
A pollution paradox? The political economy of environmental inspection and air pollution in China30
Car sharing and transformations in households travel patterns: Insights from emerging proto-practices in Norway30
The critical role of trust in experiencing and coping with energy poverty: Evidence from across Europe30
Mainstreaming gender to achieve security of energy services in poor urban environments30
Exploring the cross-national variation in public support for climate policies in Europe: The role of quality of government and trust30
Social identity in the energy transition: an analysis of the “Stop Adani Convoy” to explore social-political conflict in Australia30
Why does the European Union produce biofuels? Examining consistency and plausibility in prevailing narratives with quantitative storytelling29
Beyond the discourse of denial: The reproduction of fossil fuel hegemony in Australia29
Decarbonisation of industrial clusters: A place-based research agenda29
Making policy mixes more robust: An integrative and interdisciplinary approach for clean energy transitions29
The ineffectiveness of efficiency: The paradoxical effects of state policy on energy consumption in the United States29
A review of business models for access to affordable and clean energy in Africa: Do they deliver social, economic, and environmental value?29
Beyond states: Harnessing sub-national actors for the deep decarbonisation of cities, regions, and businesses29
What is ‘local’ about Smart Local Energy Systems? Emerging stakeholder geographies of decentralised energy in the United Kingdom29
Innovative but unjust? Analysing the opportunities and justice issues within positive energy districts in Europe29
From cheap ethane to a plastic planet: Regulating an industrial global production network29
The politics of climate finance: Consensus and partisanship in designing green state investment banks in the United Kingdom and Australia29
Making shipping more carbon-friendly? Exploring ship energy efficiency management plans in legislation and practice29
When climate change adaptation becomes a “looming threat” to society: Exploring views and responses to California wildfires and public safety power shutoffs29