Just Transitions and power shifts: capital, labour and energy in the North Sea region
The North Sea region is characterised by the decline in existing ‘sunset’ energy technologies (oil, gas) though the pace of the phaseout is contested, and the replacement, or supplement, with new ‘sunrise’ technologies in the form predominantly of renewable offshore wind and tidal energy.
This project will explore the effects of a rapid, and potentially transformative, shift in energy politics in the North Sea as energy transition policies are implemented in the UK and Norway, countries whose transitions are connected through existing and planned physical electricity interconnector infrastructure.
- To examine changes in the political context of net zero strategies, just transition deals, and sustainable development goals.
- To investigate is what effect does an energy transition have on power relations between capital and labour?
Funding Body: King’s Climate & Sustainability
Period: June 2023 - May 2024