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Volume 250, 20211st Conference on Traditional and Renewable Energy Sources: Perspectives and Paradigms for the 21st Century (TRESP 2021)
|Number of page(s)||6|
|Section||Energy Research and Social Sciences|
|Published online||09 April 2021|
Energy research and social sciences: thinking outside the box
Prague Institute for qualification enhancement, Trnkovo nám. 1112/2, 15200 Prague, Czech Republic
2 Centre for Energy Studies, Prague Business School, Werichova str. 1145/29, 15200 Prague, Czech Republic
* Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
This paper aims at explaining the universality and broadness of the research in energy studies. Specifically, it wants to show that the energy research is not a solely engineering or natural sciences field and how it can be done in social sciences. The paper draws some relevant examples including energy research in literature and poetry, history, religion, art, as well in other social sciences and humanities. In general, it becomes apparent that energy research can boast vast depths and angles that are worth exploring for any social scientist. Given the key importance of energy research in the third decade of the 21st century and the worldwide focus on the renewable energy sources, electrification of transport and heating in the face of the threatening global warming and climate change, it seems relevant to focus on researching the perspectives and paradigms for the traditional and renewable energy sources in the 21st century using the toolbox of the social sciences.
© The Authors, published by EDP Sciences, 2021
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