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Larry Reynolds

Freie Universität Berlin
Cities, Citizens and Pathways to Energy Transition in Germany
01 octobre 2015 -
31 mai 2016

The case study of citizen energy in Germany will begin with an examination of the specific policy and political economic context for the emergence of this technoeconomic formation. This will draw on existing studies of the role of federal states, cities and rural and urban community groups in the energiewende. A key aim of this literature review, in regard to cross national comparisons with the UK, is to examine the limits and barriers to the simple translation or transplant of German models citizen energy to other parts of the EU such as the UK. This enables an examination of how the ambiguities of ‘citizen energy’ are interpreted and differently imagined in different national and regional context. Within Germany alone, different sociotechnical imaginaries of citizen energy can be identified, with rural and urban divergences and different models of ownership. Finally, given the more advanced state of the citizen energy regime there, the German case is of European significance. It provides a testing ground for the problems that might be generated for the incumbent energy regime, and for controversies around possible negative sociotechncial dynamics of the emergent one. Thus how transitions to distributed ‘citizen energy’ regimes may be imagined and enacted elsewhere in the EU will be to some extent shaped by outcomes in Germany.

Journée d'étude organisée par L. Reynolds (résident de l'IEA de Paris), parrainée par EDF R&D
23 Mai 2016 09:00 -
23 Mai 2016 17:15,
Paris :
Les territoires de la transition énergétique
Conférence de Larry Reynolds résident de l’IEA de Paris, programme Transition énergétique
27 Oct 2015 14:00 -
27 Oct 2015 00:00,
Paris :
The Emergence of a Municipal Energy Sector in the UK – Developments, Rationales and Tensions
Colloque international organisé par Jérémy Moss (Chaire de Philosophie Politique, Université de Nouvelle-Galles du Sud, Sydney) et Larry Reynolds, résident à l'IEA de Paris (Programme Transition Énergétique)
24 Sep 2015 09:00 -
25 Sep 2015 17:00,
Paris :
Justice and Climate Transitions
Journée d’étude organisée par Larry Reynolds (résident de l'IEA de Paris), parrainée par EDF R&D
Époque contemporaine (1789-...)
Europe occidentale