New special issue: historicizing renewables

The Energy Challenge in Historical Perspective research team has published a new s.i. on Historicizing Renewables, which resulted from the Conference "How New Are the Renewables? Historicizing Energy Transions." (Munich, 21.02.2018 – 23.02.2018).

History and Technology, Volume 37, Issue 4, December 2021 (Special) is now available online on Taylor & Francis Online.

Historicizing Renewables. Guest editors: Ute Hasenöhrl and Patrick Kupper

This new issue contains the following articles:




Historicizing renewables: issues and challenges |
Ute Hasenöhrl & Patrick Kupper
Pages: 397-410 | DOI: 10.1080/07341512.2022.2033384


Lessons from a forgotten fuel: assessing the long history of alcohol fuel advocacy and use in the United States
Jeffrey T. Manuel
Pages: 411-428 | DOI: 10.1080/07341512.2022.2026134


The revolt of the chemists: biofuels, agricultural overproduction, and the chemurgy movement in New Deal America |
Frank Uekötter
Pages: 429-445 | DOI: 10.1080/07341512.2022.2026135


Wind power and rural modernization: wind-powered water supply systems in northern Germany and southern France, 1880–1950
Nicole Hesse
Pages: 446-467 | DOI: 10.1080/07341512.2022.2033388


Driving on wood: the Swedish transition to wood gas during World War Two |
Arne Kaijser
Pages: 468-486 | DOI: 10.1080/07341512.2022.2033387


Putting oceans to work: tidal energy in the USA and the USSR, 1930–1970
Felix Frey
Pages: 487-504 | DOI: 10.1080/07341512.2022.2038982


The materiality of space heating: heat pumps and heating transitions in Twentieth-century Switzerland |
Irene Pallua
Pages: 505-526 | DOI: 10.1080/07341512.2022.2033385


Eliminating fossil fuels: Iceland’s transition from coal and oil to geothermal district heating, 1930–1980 |
Odinn Melsted
Pages: 527-547 | DOI: 10.1080/07341512.2022.2033386




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