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Energy Justice and Sustainability of Energy Systems

Shifting to a sustainable fossil free energy system is vital to mitigate the impacts of climate change, promote sustainability, and meet the ever-growing energy needs. LUCSUS research aims to identify pathways to more sustainable and just energy systems, and maps societal and environmental impacts for different communities in both rural and urban areas.

Illustration of people on a solar field for LUCSUS energy theme. Illustration: Catrin Jakobsson.

We focus on societal and environmental impacts of different socio-technical systems for energy production, distribution, and consumption. We study distribution of power, risks and benefits associated with different energy systems, and we explore justice claims, conflicts, synergies, and tradeoffs related to the energy transition.

Underlying our research approach is a recognition of the politics which drive the historical and current energy systems, and the need for change to support sustainable, fair and accessible energy.

Keywords: energy transformations, energy justice, equality, energy risks, and benefits, low carbon economy, low-carbon technologies

Sara Brogaard


Sara Brogaard

Email: sara [dot] brogaard [at] LUCSUS [dot] lu [dot] se