Publications 2017-11-20T10:46:59+00:00

SHAPE ENERGY is producing a number of written outputs aimed at informing energy research, on-the-ground initiatives and policymaking. They may also be of interest as teaching resources. Click on the links below to access our:

  • Annotated Bibliographies on the four SHAPE ENERGY topics: (1) Energy efficiency and using less; (2) Competitive, secure, low-carbon energy supply; (3) Energy system optimisation and smart technologies; and (4) Transport decarbonisation. These extensive bibliographies contain short overviews of a wide number of articles, books and reports from the social science and humanities (SSH), demonstrating the breadth and depth of SSH research already being carried out of relevance to energy topics.
  • Cross-cutting theme reports on four areas of central importance to the Platform: (1) Energy and gender; (2) Energy and multi-stakeholder interests; (3) Energy justice; and (4) Energy and the active consumer. These reports provide tangible recommendations for how to account for these themes in energy projects, and directly feed into future SHAPE ENERGY activities.
  • SHAPE ENERGY lexicon: exploring the ways that 20 key energy-related words and phrases are used and interpreted differently by researchers from different areas. This output is based on data from our academic scoping workshop with leading scholars, held in February 2017.
  • SHAPE ENERGY launched an open Call for Evidence over April-July 2017 aimed at identifying current understandings of and future priorities for energy research from a wide range of researchers and other stakeholders including those from policy, industry, NGOs and beyond. Questions included a focus on the use of energy-related Social Science and Humanities in energy policy. Click here for the published set of evidence and reflections on the results which will feed into the SHAPE ENERGY Research and Innovation Agenda 2020-2030 and other upcoming SHAPE ENERGY activities.
  • Academic workshop report:  this scoping workshop on 24thFebruary 2017 brought together high profile scholars (including journal editors, network chairs, and PIs of European energy projects) to discuss the foundations of a European strategic research agenda for SSH in the energy field. It represented a key opportunity to engage a cross-section of the academic community in-depth, in order to: reflect on the current state (and possible future) of energy-SSH research; consider how best to strengthen dialogue among European energy- -research stakeholders; and how to best provide policy-related advice to European policymakers. Contributions for the SHAPE ENERGY lexicon were collected at the event.
  • Storytelling facilitation guidelines: the SHAPE ENERGY Platform aims to involve a large number of stakeholders in a wide variety of activities between 2017 and 2019. Interdisciplinary and multi-stakeholder working is integral to these activities, and using innovative methods proven to enable collaboration and mutual understanding is a central pillar of the Platform. One of these innovative methods is storytelling. This practical report details the guidelines for facilitators of the SHAPE ENERGY multi-stakeholder workshops and sandpits, but is also designed to enable wider use by others aiming to facilitate interdisciplinary and/or multi-stakeholder collaboration.
  • ESR summer school key findings: the pluridisciplinary summer school for ESRs working within Social Science and Humanities (SSH) energy research was focused on how SSH research can contribute to tackle the many energy-related challenges in Europe. Key energy topics have been discussed with an emphasis on interdisciplinarity and on the translation of academic research into policy and practice. The Summer School has been an opportunity to collaborate with other PhD students from a range of disciplines, and to meet advanced researchers and practitioners involved in leading European energy projects.