Energy for Cities

Desha, Cheryl & Reeve, Angela (2016) Energy for Cities. In Dodson, Jago, Sipe, Neil, & Nelson, Anitra (Eds.) Planning After Petroleum: Preparing Cities for the Age Beyond Oil. Routledge (Taylor & Francis Group), New York, pp. 192-208.

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Any plan for decoupling growth from fossil fuel use needs to prioritise locally appropriate, integrated and multi-faceted outcomes. Such transitions can be highly complex, given the physical and institutional characteristics of existing electricity infrastructure as well as various financial, technical and practical challenges. This Chapter applies a whole systems perspective to developing decoupling solutions, reflecting on the Dutch Sustainable Technology Development Program and Townsville City (Queensland, Australia). Key aspects considered include the need for demonstrating outcomes to multiple stakeholders, using pilot projects with integrated monitoring and evaluation, fostering collaborative approaches to energy management, cultivating cultures of ‘learning by doing’, and seeking synergies across multiple agendas.

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ID Code: 93619
Item Type: Book Chapter
Keywords: Energy transition, Electricity demand management, Netherlands Sustainable technology development program, Solar cities program, Townsville City Council, Learning by doing, Decoupling, Electricity grid
ISBN: 9780415504577
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING (090700) > Environmental Technologies (090703)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > ENGINEERING DESIGN (120400) > Engineering Systems Design (120404)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING (120500) > Urban Design (120508)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Earth, Environmental & Biological Sciences
Current > Institutes > Institute for Future Environments
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2017 Taylor & Francis
Deposited On: 21 Mar 2016 04:33
Last Modified: 25 Oct 2016 04:40

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