This chapter contextualises the 21 authored contributions presented in the Handbook on Energy Justice. It commences by charting the historical and intellectual development of the energy justice field, as well as ongoing and emerging debates. The chapter then reflects on the individual contributions of each chapter in relation to the book’s overall purpose to integrate and unsettle mainstream understandings of energy justice.

  • Agyeman, J., R. Bullard and B. Evans (2002). “Exploring the Nexus: Bringing Together Sustainability, Environmental Justice and Equity.” Space and Polity 6(1): 77–90.

  • Batel, S., and P. Devine-Wright (2017). “Energy Colonialism and the Role of the Global in Local Responses to New Energy Infrastructures in the UK: A Critical and Exploratory Empirical Analysis.” Antipode 49(1): 3–22.

  • Bouzarovski, S. (2022a). “Energy and Labour: Thinking across the Continuum.” Progress in Human Geography 46(3): 753–774.

  • Bouzarovski, S. (2022b). “Just Transitions: A Political Ecology Critique.” Antipode 54(4): 1003–1020.

  • Bouzarovski, S., and N. Simcock (2017). “Spatializing Energy Justice.” Energy Policy 107: 640–648.

  • Bouzarovski, S., S. Tirado Herrero, S. Petrova, J. Frankowski, R. Matou_ek and T. Maltby (2017). “Multiple Transformations: Theorizing Energy Vulnerability as a Socio-Spatial Phenomenon.” Geografiska Annaler: Series B, Human Geography 99(1): 20–41.

  • Bulkeley, H., and S. Fuller (2012). Low Carbon Communities and Social Justice. York: Joseph Rowntree Foundation Viewpoint.

  • Bullard, R. (1999). “Dismantling Environmental Racism in the USA.” Local Environment 4(1): 5–19.

  • Carruthers, D. V. (2007). “Environmental Justice and the Politics of Energy on the US–Mexico Border.” Environmental Politics 16(3): 394–413.

  • Chard, R., and G. Walker (2016). “Living with Fuel Poverty in Older Age: Coping Strategies and Their Problematic Implications.” Energy Research & Social Science 18: 62–70.

  • Clough, E., and D. Bell (2016). “Just Fracking: A Distributive Environmental Justice Analysis of Unconventional Gas Development in Pennsylvania, USA.” Environmental Research Letters 11(2): 25001.

  • Cowell, R., G. Bristow and M. Munday (2011). “Acceptance, Acceptability and Environmental Justice: The Role of Community Benefits in Wind Energy Development.” Journal of Environmental Planning and Management 54(4): 539–557.

  • Crenshaw, K. (1991). “Mapping the Margins: Intersectionality, Identity Politics, and Violence against Women of Color.” Stanford Law Review 43(6): 1241–1299.

  • Day, R., G. Walker and N. Simcock (2016). “Conceptualising Energy Use and Energy Poverty Using a Capabilities Framework.” Energy Policy 93: 255–264.

  • Endres, D. (2009). “From Wasteland to Waste Site: The Role of Discourse in Nuclear Power’s Environmental Injustices.” Local Environment 14(10): 917–937.

  • Fraser, N. (1997). Justice Interruptus: Critical Reflections on the “Postsocialist” Condition. New York: Routledge.

  • Fuller, S., and D. McCauley (2016). “Framing Energy Justice: Perspectives from Activism and Advocacy.” Energy Research & Social Science 11: 1–8.

  • Gillard, R., C. Snell and M. Bevan (2017). “Advancing an Energy Justice Perspective of Fuel Poverty: Household Vulnerability and Domestic Retrofit Policy in the United Kingdom.” Energy Research & Social Science 29: 53–61.

  • Healy, N., J. C. Stephens and S. A. Malin (2019). “Embodied Energy Injustices: Unveiling and Politicizing the Transboundary Harms of Fossil Fuel Extractivism and Fossil Fuel Supply Chains.” Energy Research & Social Science 48: 219–234.

  • Hernández, D. (2015). “Sacrifice along the Energy Continuum: A Call for Energy Justice.” Environmental Justice 8(4): 151–156.

  • Holifield, R., M. Porter and G. Walker (2009). “Spaces of Environmental Justice: Frameworks for Critical Engagement.” Antipode 41(4): 591–612.

  • Jenkins, K., D. McCauley, R. J. Heffron, H. Stephan and R. Rehner (2016). “Energy Justice: A Conceptual Review.” Energy Research & Social Science 11: 174–182.

  • LaBelle, M. C. (2017). “In Pursuit of Energy Justice.” Energy Policy 107: 615–620.

  • Malakar, Y., M. J. Herington and V. Sharma (2019). “The Temporalities of Energy Justice: Examining India’s Energy Policy Paradox Using Non-Western Philosophy.” Energy Research & Social Science 49: 16–25.

  • McCauley, D. (2018). Energy Justice. Houndmills: Palgrave Macmillan.

  • Middlemiss, L., and R. Gillard (2015). “Fuel Poverty from the Bottom-Up: Characterising Household Energy Vulnerability through the Lived Experience of the Fuel Poor.” Energy Research & Social Science 6: 146–154.

  • Mulvaney, D. (2013). “Opening the Black Box of Solar Energy Technologies: Exploring Tensions between Innovation and Environmental Justice.” Science as Culture 22(2): 230–237.

  • Munro, P., G. van der Horst and S. Healy (2017). “Energy Justice for All? Rethinking Sustainable Development Goal 7 through Struggles over Traditional Energy Practices in Sierra Leone.” Energy Policy 105: 635–641.

  • Nicholls, L., and Y. Strengers (2018). “Heatwaves, Cooling and Young Children At Home: Integrating Energy and Health Objectives.” Energy Research & Social Science 39: 1–9.

  • Okushima, S. (2017). “Gauging Energy Poverty: A Multidimensional Approach.” Energy 137: 1159–1166.

  • Petrova, S. (2018). “Encountering Energy Precarity: Geographies of Fuel Poverty among Young Adults in the UK.” Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers 43(1): 17–30.

  • Rasch, E. D., and M. Köhne (2017). “Practices and Imaginations of Energy Justice in Transition: A Case Study of the Noordoostpolder, The Netherlands.” Energy Policy 107: 607–614.

  • Schlosberg, D. (2013). “Theorising Environmental Justice: The Expanding Sphere of a Discourse.” Environmental Politics 22(1): 37–55.

  • Simcock, N. (2016). “Procedural Justice and the Implementation of Community Wind Energy Projects: A Case Study from South Yorkshire, UK.” Land Use Policy 59: 467–477.

  • Snell, C., M. Bevan and H. Thomson (2015). “Justice, Fuel Poverty and Disabled People in England.” Energy Research & Social Science 10: 123–132.

  • Sovacool, B. K., and M. H. Dworkin (2015). “Energy Justice: Conceptual Insights and Practical Applications.” Applied Energy 142: 435–444.

  • Sovacool, B. K., R. J. Heffron, D. McCauley and A. Goldthau (2016). “Energy Decisions Reframed as Justice and Ethical Concerns.” Nature Energy 1: 16024.

  • Sovacool, B. K., M. Burke, L. Baker, C. K. Kotikalapudi and H. Wlokas (2017). “New Frontiers and Conceptual Frameworks for Energy Justice.” Energy Policy 105: 677–691.

  • Sze, J., and J. K. London (2008). “Environmental Justice at the Crossroads.” Sociology Compass 2(4): 1331–1354.

  • Thomson, H., S. Bouzarovski and C. Snell (2017). “Rethinking the Measurement of Energy Poverty in Europe: A Critical Analysis of Indicators and Data.” Indoor and Built Environment 26(7): 879–901.

  • Thomson, H., N. Simcock, S. Bouzarovski and S. Petrova (2019). “Energy Poverty and Indoor Cooling: An Overlooked Issue in Europe.” Energy and Buildings 196(1): 21–29.

  • Tirado Herrero, S. (2017). “Energy Poverty Indicators: A Critical Review of Methods.” Indoor and Built Environment 26(7): 1018–1031.

  • Waitt, G., K. Roggeveen, R. Gordon, K. Butler and P. Cooper (2016). “Tyrannies of Thrift: Governmentality and Older, Low-Income People’s Energy Efficiency Narratives in the Illawarra, Australia.” Energy Policy 90: 37–45.

  • Walker, G. (2009). “Globalizing Environmental Justice: The Geography and Politics of Frame Contextualization and Evolution.” Global Social Policy 9(3): 355–382.

  • Walker, G., and R. Day (2012). “Fuel Poverty as Injustice: Integrating Distribution, Recognition and Procedure in the Struggle for Affordable Warmth.” Energy Policy 49: 69–75.

  • Walker, G., and P. Devine-Wright (2008). “Community Renewable Energy: What Should It Mean?” Energy Policy 36: 497–500.