Energy Scenarios and Justice for Future Humans : An Application of the Capabilities Approach to the Case of Swedish Energy Politics

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Energy Scenarios and Justice for Future Humans : An Application of the Capabilities Approach to the Case of Swedish Energy Politics

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dc.contributor.author Melin, Anders en_US
dc.contributor.author Kronlid, David en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2019-08-19T11:50:35Z
dc.date.available 2019-08-19T11:50:35Z
dc.date.issued 2019 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1890-4009 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2043/29687
dc.description.abstract Energy production and consumption give rise to issues of justice towards future humans. By analysing a specific case – Swedish energy politics - this article contributes to the discussion of how consideration for future humans should affect energy policy-making. It outlines three different energy scenarios for the period 2035-2065 - the nuclear-renewables, the renewables-low and the renewables-high scenarios – and assesses them from viewpoint of justice to future individuals by using the Capabilities Approach as a normative framework. We cannot make a definite assessment of the different scenarios due to the great uncertainties involved in determining the impacts on individuals living between 2035-2065 and individuals being born thereafter, but we still conclude that we have certain reasons to prefer the renewables-low scenario since it avoids certain risks connected with the other scenarios. The economic growth in this scenario is lower than in the others scenarios, but we question whether this is a disadvantage from the point of view of the capabilities approach. en_US
dc.format.extent 16 en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Norwegian University of Science and Technology en_US
dc.subject energy scenarios en_US
dc.subject justice en_US
dc.subject future generations en_US
dc.subject capabilities approach en_US
dc.subject.classification Humanities/Social Sciences en_US
dc.title Energy Scenarios and Justice for Future Humans : An Application of the Capabilities Approach to the Case of Swedish Energy Politics en_US
dc.type Article, peer reviewed scientific en_US
dc.contributor.department Malmö University. Faculty of Culture and Society
dc.contributor.department Malmö University. Global Political Studies (GPS)
dc.identifier.doi 10.5324/eip.v13i1.2749 en_US
dc.subject.srsc Research Subject Categories::HUMANITIES and RELIGION en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpublication Etikk i praksis : Nordic Journal of Applied Ethics;1
dc.relation.ispartofpublicationvolume 13 en_US
dc.description.authorversion No en_US
dcterms.identifier.OAurl http://dx.doi.org/10.5324/eip.v13i1.2749 en_US
dc.format.ePage 54 en_US
dc.format.sPage 39 en_US
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