Skip to content

Research at St Andrews

Fossil Fuels and Energy Justice: Coal, Oil and Gas

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

Open Access permissions

Open

Author(s)

School/Research organisations

Abstract

Fossil fuel systems are routinely associated with injustice. The inherently carbon-intensive nature of fossil fuels poses serious questions for the future of oil, gas and coal. This is only part of the picture. I explore, firstly, the different characteristics of each energy source, including significant differences in carbon emissions. The chapter broadens its assessment beyond carbon emissions to consider the wider energy context of resource availability, accessibility and sustainability. This includes an assessment of natural reserves, patterns of production and consumption, trade flows, price and long-term trends as well as carbon dioxide emissions. The energy justice framework is then applied to each energy source with a detailed coverage of their respective distributional, recognition and procedural global inequalities.
Close

Details

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEnergy Justice
PublisherPalgrave
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018

Discover related content
Find related publications, people, projects and more using interactive charts.

View graph of relations

Related by author

  1. Response to “Monyei, Jenkins, Serestina and Adewumi examining energy sufficiency and energy mobility in the global south through the energy justice framework”

    Todd, I., De Groot, J., Mose, T., McCauley, D. & Heffron, R. J., Sep 2019, In : Energy Policy. 132, p. 44-46 3 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalLetter

  2. Energy justice in the transition to low carbon energy systems: exploring key themes in interdisciplinary research

    McCauley, D. A., Ramasar, V., Heffron, R., Sovacool, B., Mebratu, D. & Mundaca, L., 1 Jan 2019, In : Applied Energy. 233-234, p. 916-921 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  3. Balancing the energy trilemma through the Energy Justice Metric

    Heffron, R., McCauley, D. & Zarazua de Rubens, G., 1 Nov 2018, In : Applied Energy. 229, p. 1191-1201 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  4. The emergence of the ‘social licence to operate’ in the extractive industries?

    Heffron, R., Downes, L., Ramirez Rodriguez, O. M. & McCauley, D., 24 Oct 2018, In : Resources Policy. 59

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  5. Energy justice and policy change: an historical political analysis of the German nuclear phase-out

    McCauley, D., Brown, A., Rehner, R., Heffron, R. & van de Graaff, S., 15 Oct 2018, In : Applied Energy. 228, p. 317-323 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

ID: 252494265

Top