Key Readings for Energy Geography

Find key texts for energy geography below. This is a live and evolving list, please let us know if you have suggestions or  additions!

Baka, J., & Vaishnava, S. (2020). The evolving borderland of energy geographies. Geography Compass, 14(7).

Bridge, G., Bouzarovski, S., Bradshaw, M., & Eyre, N. (2013). Geographies of energy transition: Space, place and the low-carbon economy. Energy Policy, 53, 331–340.

Bridge, G. (2018). The map is not the territory: A sympathetic critique of energy research’s spatial turn. Energy Research and Social Science, 36, 11–20.

Bridge, G., Barr, S., Bouzarovski, S., Bradshaw, M., Brown, E., Bulkeley, H., & Walker, G. (2018). Energy and Society: A Critical Perspective (1st ed.). Routledge.

Calvert, K. (2016). From ‘energy geography’ to ‘energy geographies’: Perspectives on a fertile academic borderland. Progress in Human Geography, 40(1), 105–125.

Hoicka, C. E. (2023). How do we practice equity, diversity and inclusion in sustainable energy research? Advice for modern researchers. Energy Research & Social Science, 97, 102964.

Huber, M. (2015). Theorizing Energy Geographies. Geography Compass, 1–12.

Huber, M. T., & McCarthy, J. (2017). Beyond the subterranean energy regime? Fuel, land use and the production of space. Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, 42(4), 655–668. 

Knuth, S., Behrsin, I., Levenda, A., & McCarthy, J. (2022). New political ecologies of renewable energy. Environment and Planning E: Nature and Space, 5(3), 997–1013.

Kumar, A. (2022). Energy geographies in/of the Anthropocene: Where now? Geography Compass, 16(10).

Pasqualetti, M. J. (2011). The Geography of Energy and the Wealth of the World. Annals of the Association of American Geographers, 101(4),  971– 980.

Zimmerer, K. S. (2011). New geographies of energy: Introduction to the special issue. In Annals of the Association of American Geographers , (Vol. 101, Issue 4, pp. 705–711).