Spatially uneven development and low carbon transitions: Insights from urban and regional planning

Balta-Ozkan, N., Watson, T. and Mocca, E. 2015. Spatially uneven development and low carbon transitions: Insights from urban and regional planning. Energy Policy. 85, pp. 500-510.

TitleSpatially uneven development and low carbon transitions: Insights from urban and regional planning
AuthorsBalta-Ozkan, N., Watson, T. and Mocca, E.
Abstract

The ageing of existing energy system infrastructure, the threat of climate change and uncertainty in the movement of energy prices have resulted in a widespread agreement on the need for a transition to a low carbon energy system. Yet the nature of this transition (i.e. what, when, how and where) and its socio-economic outcomes at different scales are not well understood. The interdependence of the energy sector and economic growth has been mostly studied at the national level (via some general equilibrium or econometric models) whilst sub-national studies at community or urban levels mostly focus on the governance of transitions. Hence, we suggest that a regional perspective to energy policy and research promises to integrate these two approaches by providing a more robust and comprehensive understanding of the implications of low carbon transitions, as well as contributing to the development of more effective policies. By building on recent ideas on geographical aspects of energy transitions, this article offers insights on the changing relationship between the spatial organisation of economic activities and energy systems, and identifies tools and methods from urban and regional planning to help with the delivery of efficient and equitable policy outcomes.

KeywordsLow carbon transition
Smart grid
Regional science
Regional energy transition
JournalEnergy Policy
Journal citation85, pp. 500-510
ISSN0301-4215
Year2015
PublisherElsevier
Publisher's version1-s2.0-S0301421515002062-main.pdf
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:10.1016/j.enpol.2015.05.013
Web address (URL)http://www.ukerc.ac.uk
Publication dates
Published in printOct 2015
Published online06 Jun 2015
Published06 Jun 2015
LicenseCC BY 4.0

Related outputs

Barriers to investing in cycling: Stakeholder views from England
Aldred, R., Watson, T., Lovelace, R. and Woodcock, J. 2018. Barriers to investing in cycling: Stakeholder views from England. Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice.

Urban Heat: developing the role of community groups in local climate resilience
Burchell, K., Fagan-Watson, B. and Watson, T. 2017. Urban Heat: developing the role of community groups in local climate resilience. London Policy Studies Institute.

Managing Heat System Decarbonisation: Comparing the impacts and costs of transitions in heat infrastructure
MacLean, K., Sansom, R., Watson, T. and Gross, R. 2016. Managing Heat System Decarbonisation: Comparing the impacts and costs of transitions in heat infrastructure . Imperial College Centre for Energy Policy and Technology.

Energy Options for Transport
Cran-McGreehin, S. and Watson, T. 2016. Energy Options for Transport. London Energy Research Partnership.

Baker Street Wonderpass: evaluation of improvement works
Fagan-Watson, B., Elliott, B., Mcenery-west, N., Watson, T., Azmon, C. and Grosholz, H. 2016. Baker Street Wonderpass: evaluation of improvement works. Policy Studies Institute.

Children’s Independent Mobility: an international comparison and recommendations for action
Shaw, B., Bicket, M., Elliott, B., Fagan-Watson, B., Mocca, E., Hillman, M. and Fagan-Watson, B. 2015. Children’s Independent Mobility: an international comparison and recommendations for action. London Policy Studies Institute.

Scenarios for the Development of Smart Grids in the UK: Synthesis Report
Balta-Ozkan, N., Watson, T., Connor, P., Axon, C., Whitmarsh, L., Davidson, R., Spence, A., Baker, P., Xenias, D., Cipcigan, L. and Taylor, G. 2014. Scenarios for the Development of Smart Grids in the UK: Synthesis Report. London UKERC.

What range of methods is available to evaluate the implementation and impact of complex environmental policies on complex systems?
Fagan-Watson, B., Watson, T., Elliott, B., Vanner, R., Shaw, Ben and Morris, S. 2014. What range of methods is available to evaluate the implementation and impact of complex environmental policies on complex systems? A report to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. Policy Studies Institute. Defra, London.

Social barriers to the adoption of smart homes
Balta-Ozkan, N., Davidson, R., Bicket, M. and Whitmarsh, L. 2013. Social barriers to the adoption of smart homes. Energy Policy. 63, pp. 363-374.

The development of smart homes market in the UK
Balta-Ozkan, N., Davidson, R., Bicket, M. and Whitmarsh, L. 2013. The development of smart homes market in the UK. Energy. 60, pp. 361-372.

Spatial development of hydrogen economy in a low-carbon UK energy system
Balta-Ozkan, N. and Baldwin, E. 2013. Spatial development of hydrogen economy in a low-carbon UK energy system. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy. 38 (3), pp. 1209-1224.

Provider-led Pathways to Work: Net impacts on employment and benefits, Working Paper No 113
Knight, G., Salis, S., Francavilla, F., Radu, D., Hevenstone, D., Mocca, E. and Tousley, B. 2013. Provider-led Pathways to Work: Net impacts on employment and benefits, Working Paper No 113. London A report of research carried out by Policy Studies Institute on behalf of the Department for Work and Pensions.

Exploring the effect of temperature variations on unplanned asthma admissions
Islam, M.S., Chaussalet, T.J., Balta-Ozkan, N. and Demir, E. 2011. Exploring the effect of temperature variations on unplanned asthma admissions. in: Operational Research Information National Health Policy: proceedings of the 37th ORAHS conference School of Mathematics, Cardiff University. pp. 74-88

The impact of temperature disparity on emergency readmissions and patient flows
Islam, M.S., Chaussalet, T.J., Balta-Ozkan, N., Chahed, S., Demir, E. and Sarran, C. 2011. The impact of temperature disparity on emergency readmissions and patient flows. in: Olive, M. and Solomonides, T. (ed.) Proceedings of CMBS: the 24th International Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems, June 27th – 30th, 2011, Bristol, United Kingdom IEEE .

Hydrogen system modelling
Balta-Ozkan, N. and Strachan, N. 2010. Hydrogen system modelling. in: Ekins, P. (ed.) Hydrogen energy: economic and social challenges London Earthscan. pp. 125-152

Soft-linking energy systems and GIS models to investigate spatial hydrogen infrastructure development in a low-carbon UK energy system
Strachan, N., Balta-Ozkan, N., Joffe, D., McGeevor, K. and Hughes, N. 2009. Soft-linking energy systems and GIS models to investigate spatial hydrogen infrastructure development in a low-carbon UK energy system. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy. 34 (2), pp. 642-657.

Modeling unexpected events in temporally disaggregated econometric input-output models of regional economies
Donaghy, K.P., Balta-Ozkan, N. and Hewings, G.J.D. 2007. Modeling unexpected events in temporally disaggregated econometric input-output models of regional economies. Economic Systems Research. 19 (2), pp. 125-145.

Analysis of UKSHEC hydrogen visions in the UK MARKAL energy system model
Balta-Ozkan, N., Kannan, R. and Strachan, N. 2007. Analysis of UKSHEC hydrogen visions in the UK MARKAL energy system model. London UK Sustainable Hydrogen Energy Consortium.

Effects of trade on emissions in an enlarged European Union: some comparative dynamics analyses with an empirically based endogenous growth model
Balta-Ozkan, N., Donaghy, K.P. and Wymer, C.R. 2007. Effects of trade on emissions in an enlarged European Union: some comparative dynamics analyses with an empirically based endogenous growth model. in: Cooper, R., Donaghy, K.P. and Hewings, G.J.D. (ed.) Globalization and regional economic modeling Berlin Springer. pp. 353-392

Development of the UK MARKAL energy systems model: 2nd interim report
Stachen, N., Kannan, R., Balta-Ozkan, N., Pye, S. and Taylor, P. 2006. Development of the UK MARKAL energy systems model: 2nd interim report. Cambridge, UK UKERC.

1st interim report on the updated UK MARKAL energy systems model
Strachan, N., Balta-Ozkan, N., Dresner, S., Joffe, D., Taylor, P., Greenleaf, J. and Pye, S. 2005. 1st interim report on the updated UK MARKAL energy systems model. London, UK UK Energy Research Centre.

Issues on future technology cost estimation: an (incomplete) overview
Strachan, N. and Balta-Ozkan, N. 2005. Issues on future technology cost estimation: an (incomplete) overview. UKERC / ETSAP Workshop on Modelling Future Energy Technology Cost and Technology Cost. Oxford, UK 15 Nov 2005

A sketch and simulation of an integrated modelling framework for the study of interdependent infrastructure-based networked systems
Donaghy, K.P., Vial, J.F., Hewings, G.J.D. and Balta-Ozkan, N. 2005. A sketch and simulation of an integrated modelling framework for the study of interdependent infrastructure-based networked systems. in: Reggiani, A. and Schintler, L. (ed.) Methods and models in transport and telecommunications: cross Atlantic perspectives Berlin, Germany Springer. pp. 93-120

Modelling unexpected events in a continuous-time econometric-input-output model of the Midwest economy
Donaghy, K.P., Balta-Ozkan, N. and Hewings, G.J.D. 2005. Modelling unexpected events in a continuous-time econometric-input-output model of the Midwest economy. 52nd Annual North American Meetings of the Regional Science Association International. Las Vegas, USA 10-12 Nov 2005

Meeting Kyoto targets in an enlarged European Union: comparative dynamics analyses with an empirical endogenous growth model
Balta-Ozkan, N., Donaghy, K.P. and Wymer, C.R. 2004. Meeting Kyoto targets in an enlarged European Union: comparative dynamics analyses with an empirical endogenous growth model. 1st Atlantic Workshop on Energy and Environmental Economics: Economic Modelling of Climate Change Policies. A Toxa, Spain 09-12 Sep 2004

Permalink - https://westminsterresearch.westminster.ac.uk/item/q1v45/spatially-uneven-development-and-low-carbon-transitions-insights-from-urban-and-regional-planning


Share this
Tweet
Email