Energy transitions are now a common aim in policy and planning. Yet in the 1970s, the concept was barely in use. As today’s energy decision-makers weigh choices about strategic and unanticipated change, insights can be gained from early leaders in low carbon energy shifts. Building on new research and her book Low Carbon Energy Transitions: Turning Points in National Policy in Innovation, Dr. Kathleen Araújo outlines critical junctures that have shaped energy development in Denmark, Iceland, Brazil, and France over nearly five decades.
Dr. Kathleen Araújo is Associate Professor of Energy Systems and Policy at Boise State University, and Director of the Energy Policy Institute, the policy arm for Center for Advanced Energy Studies, a consortium of public universities plus Idaho National Laboratory.
I see that the book cover photo doesn’t look great on the website as a banner (probably true for most of the photos I’ve uploaded), so here is an alternate photo of the speaker, as well as her book.