Energy innovation and the sustainability transition

Matthew Hannon, Ronan Bolton

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


We live during a period when our energy system is undergoing intense and radical change. Underpinning this transformation are a wide range of drivers, including energy security and affordability. Chief amongst these however is climate change, which has spurred international action to overhaul the largely fossil-fuel based energy system. This is enshrined in the landmark Paris Climate Agreement signed in 2015 by 195 countries at the 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21), obligating all parties to limit global temperature rise to less than 2°C above pre-industrial levels (UNFCCC, 2016).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of Energy Economics and Policy
Place of Publication[S.I.]
Number of pages75
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2021

Publication series

NameFundamentals and Applications for Engineers and Energy Planners


  • energy systems
  • clean energy
  • energy innovation

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