2nd Energy & Society Conference

Midterm conference of ESA RN 12, in cooperation with ISA RC 24

Krakow, 4th – 6th June 2014


Energy Transitions as Societal Transitions:

Challenges for the Present and the Future

Energy transitions are strongly linked to wider societal change. Questions remain, however, regarding how these links can be characterized and whether proposed energy transitions currently place enough emphasis on the implied transformations to societal structures, including habits, lifestyles, social structures and norms. Further, it is unclear whether the extent of change and sometimes quite radical implications for society are adequately captured in existing attempts to chart transitional pathways.

We invite all researchers interested in the social aspects of energy transitions to submit abstracts for the 2nd Conference of the International Energy and Society Network, which will be held at the Institute of Sociology (Jagiellonian University), Krakow, Poland, on June 4-6, 2014.

The conference aims at bringing together researchers interested in relations between energy and society and to provide an opportunity for them to connect with others for the purpose of international exchange and possible research collaboration in this area.