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David Harnesk (photo Emilio José Bernard)

David Harnesk

Postdoctoral Fellow

David Harnesk (photo Emilio José Bernard)

A Review of 'Energy and Transport in Green Transition: Perspectives on Ecomodernity'

Author

  • David Harnesk

Summary, in English

The book “Energy and Transport in Green Transitions – Perspectives on Ecomodernity” deals with the societally and scientifically crucial topic of energy and climate change mitigation. The book starts by setting high ambitions as the authors attempt “to go beyond both the extremism of the anti-capitalist critique and the radical enthusiasm of techno-economic positivism” in their exploration to find ways to resolve political, economic and technological entanglements “to boost a greener economy and culture”. It aims to so through a regional comparative study that looks at mature Western economies, the rapidly developing China, and the developing economies in sub-Saharan Africa. The authors present an excellent descriptive historical review for those interested in the broader picture of energy production and automobile sector in the regions addressed. However, in an attempt to cover as much ground as possible while assuring "maximum accessibility”, the authors' explanation of the dynamics of change involved is not conveyed in an analytically convincing manner.

Department/s

  • LUCSUS (Lund University Centre for Sustainability Studies)

Publishing year

2016-12-12

Language

English

Pages

15-16

Publication/Series

Challenges in Sustainability

Volume

4

Issue

2

Document type

Review

Publisher

Librello Publishing House

Topic

  • Social Sciences Interdisciplinary

Status

Published

ISBN/ISSN/Other

  • ISSN: 2297-6477