Social Impacts of Energy Geographies - Energy Poverty and Beyond

Type: Paper
Theme:
Sponsor Groups: Energy and Environment Specialty Group
Poster #:
Day: 4/5/2019
Start / End Time: 1:10 PM / 2:50 PM (Eastern Standard Time)
Room: Cleveland 2, Marriott, Mezzanine Level
Organizers: Joshua Randall
Chairs: Joshua Randall

Call for Submissions

****Even though the session is full feel free to send your interest! A new session may be added if there is enough interest***

Energy poverty, or the lack for households to acquire and afford energy and necessary levels, is a global phenomenon with unique manifestations in various geographies. Further it is multidimensional and reproducing, as political, structural, social and spatial implications all play parts in how energy poverty (and other social impacts) exists. There have been a variety of ways that social impacts have been attempted to be understood, through both situating them theoretically, explicit spatial analysis, and many more. With the end goal of a just energy system, how do geographers from theoretical and applied studies support this, especially as these energy realities change across different geographical regions?

This session welcomes papers that are approaching social impacts of energy, with focus on energy/fuel poverty, energy vulnerability, energy justice, or any similar topics through a spatial lens. This session extends a a broad reach, from applied work to theoretical, to better tie both the understanding of the social realities of energy and the spatial analysis of energy as one process.

Topics may include:

Spatial analysis of energy poverty
Theoretical implications of energy justice
Socio-spatial impacts of energy production and access
Spatial understandings of energy outcomes
GIS tools for addressing energy poverty
Spatial energy vulnerabilities
Case studies applied to this or related topics
Any other neat ideas

Please send abstracts and AAG PIN (if you have one) to jnrandal@ncsu.edu by November 8th if interested. Responses will be prompt. Feel free to email with questions as well!


Thank you!
Josh


Description

****Even though the session is full feel free to send your interest! A new session may be added if there is enough interest***

Session Title: Social Impacts of Energy Geographies - Energy Poverty and Beyond
Organized by Joshua Randall, NC State University

AAG Annual Meeting
April 3-7 2019, Washington DC

Energy poverty, or the lack for households to acquire and afford energy and necessary levels, is a global phenomenon with unique manifestations in various geographies. Further it is multidimensional and reproducing, as political, structural, social and spatial implications all play parts in how energy poverty (and other social impacts) exists. There have been a variety of ways that social impacts have been attempted to be understood, through both situating them theoretically, explicit spatial analysis, and many more. With the end goal of a just energy system, how do geographers from theoretical and applied studies support this, especially as these energy realities change across different geographical regions?

This session welcomes papers that are approaching social impacts of energy, with focus on energy/fuel poverty, energy vulnerability, energy justice, or any similar topics through a spatial lens. This session extends a a broad reach, from applied work to theoretical, to better tie both the understanding of the social realities of energy and the spatial analysis of energy as one process.

Topics may include:

Spatial analysis of energy poverty
Theoretical implications of energy justice
Socio-spatial impacts of energy production and access
Spatial understandings of energy outcomes
GIS tools for addressing energy poverty
Spatial energy vulnerabilities
Case studies applied to this or related topics
Any other neat ideas

Please send abstracts and AAG PIN (if you have one) to jnrandal@ncsu.edu by November 8th if interested. Responses will be prompt. Feel free to email with questions as well!

Thank you!
Josh


Agenda

Type Details Minutes Start Time
Presenter Joshua Randall*, North Carolina State Univeristy, Spatial Analysis of Energy Poverty Vulnerabilities: Characterizing Spatial Injustices in Classifications and Solutions 20 1:10 PM
Presenter Adam Gallaher*, Central Michigan University, Spatial Statistical Analysis of Grid Optimization in Connecticut, Quantifying the Relationship Between Tree Trimming and Power Outages 20 1:30 PM
Presenter Cyrus Sinai*, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, Spatiotemporal relationships between migration and fuel use in Malawi 20 1:50 PM
Presenter Caitlin Robinson*, The University of Manchester, Energy poverty and gender: A spatial perspective 20 2:10 PM

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