William M. Cavert, The Smoke of London. Energy and Environment in the Early Modern City (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2016)
Relieving the housewife: Gender and the promise of geothermal district heating in Reykjavík, 1930s–1970s
Between 1939 and 1944, the City of Reykjavík in Iceland built a geothermal district heating utility that enabled the inhabitants to transition from coal to geothermal heating.
Ruth W. Sandwell (ed.), Powering Up Canada: A History of Power, Fuel, and Energy from 1600 (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2016).
L'Europe en transitions, Énergie, mobilité, communication, XIXe – XXe siècles (Yves Bouvier & Léonard Laborie (eds.), 2016)
Yves Bouvier & Léonard Laborie (eds.), L'Europe en transitions, Énergie, mobilité, communication, XIXe – XXe siècles (Paris : Nouveau monde éditions, 2016)
Toward histories of saving energy: Erich Walter Zimmermann and the struggle against “one-sided materialistic determinism”
While energy use has appeared historically consequent for most of human history, it now seems energy non-use may determine our future. It is clear that the worst effects of climate change can only be averted if vast quantities of fossil fuels go unburnt.
Lost in transition. The world’s energy past, present and future at the 1981 United Nations Conference on New and Renewable Sources of Energy
After four years of preparations, in the summer of 1981 Nairobi hosted the United Nations Conference on New and Renewable Sources of Energy.
Exploring the notion of an energy transition by way of specific energy calls for reconsidering the history of each energy individually, with gas being no exception over the long term.
This article seeks to understand the reasons for Victorian fatalism towards coal dependency – which led to in an inability to abandon this energy – in an effort to better understand what an energy transition would actually entail.