Toward a World of Low Carbon: Social, Economic and Environmental Impacts

Friday, July 18, 2014: 3:30 PM-5:20 PM
Room: Booth 44
RC23 Sociology of Science and Technology (host committee)

Language: English

This session debates the development of alternative energy and its social, economic and environmental impacts. Although the number of studies on these impacts are reduced, its possible to propose a model of "types and Impacts" of the changes generated in the economy, the environment and lives of people, including changes in the habits of citizens, business, civil Governments and civil society. Several indicators of the industry and energy policies of countries indicate the development of an "energy transition", and the trend appears to be increasing deployment with hybridization of plants based on renewable and alternative energy - that is, the gradual energy transition toward a "world of low carbon ". In this sense, this work session proposes to bring together researchers from different regions of the world to discuss the transformation process in the energy matrix, with emphasis on socio-technical dimension of this phenomenon.
Session Organizers:
Leandro RAIZER, Instituto Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil and Marcus Vinicius SPOLLE, UFPel - Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Brazil
Marcos DANIEL SCHMIDT DE AGUIAR, IFRS, Brazil and Leandro RAIZER, Instituto Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Transforming Energy Provision and Reducing Carbon Emissions (Oral Presentation)
Ritsuko OZAKI, Imperial College London, United Kingdom; Isabel SHAW, Imperial College London, United Kingdom

The Renewable Energy Expansion and Its Effects on Vocational Education and Training and the Labour Market in Germany (Oral Presentation)
Robert HELMRICH, Inst Vocational Education & Training, Germany; Michael TIEMANN, Inst Vocational Education and Training, Germany

Eco-Innovation a New Paradigm for Latin America? (Oral Presentation)
Patricia GRAF, BTU Cottbus, Germany

Social Patterns of Energy Consumption and Lifestyles: Towards a Low Carbon Society? a Study in Chilean Society (Oral Presentation)
Cristian PARKER, Universidad de Santiago de Chile, Chile

The Challenges for Alternatives in the Brazilian Energy Matrix: The Sustainability of Family Farming in Biodiesel Production (Oral Presentation)
Marcus Vinicius SPOLLE, UFPEL - Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Brazil