(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2013)

Document title

Urban infrastructure dynamics : market regulation and the shaping of district energy in UK cities

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

BOLTON R. (1) ; FOXON T.J (1) ;
(1) Sustainability Research Institute, School of Earth and Environment, Univ., Leeds, ROYAUME-UNI


Using the example of district energy in a number of UK cities, the article outlines the ways in which the structure of national electricity markets and the activities of the energy regulator influence and shape the development of low-carbon infrastructure in cities. This study points to significant tensions and misalignments between a regulatory regime designed to promote economic efficiencies in incumbent national infrastructure sectors and the development of district energy systems at the urban scale. It proposes that regulation needs to evolve from its traditional emphasis on promoting competition and short-term efficiencies towards a more dynamic model which is open to alternative logics and low-carbon transition pathways


Article of periodic

published at : Environment & planning A / ISSN 0308-518X

Editor : Pion, London - ROYAUME-UNI (1974)

Millesime : 2013, vol. 45, no9 [pp. 2194-2211]

Bibliographic references : 4 p.

Collation : 1 fig., 1 carte



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 15583 A

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Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1068/a45575

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