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dc.contributor.authorCurran, Giorelen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T13:02:31Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T13:02:31Z
dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.date.modified2013-06-11T00:15:22Z
dc.identifier.issn0959-3780en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2011.11.009en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/47622
dc.description.abstractNarratives and discourses are central to how we interpret and understand the world. The capacity to construct and disseminate compelling stories about particular issues is hence critical to an agent's capacity to advance their interests. This paper examines some of the main narratives through which the conversation about renewable energy in Australia takes place. We label these narratives feasibility ('Pie in the Sky'); security ('Keeping the Lights on'); cost ('Costing the Earth'); and employment ('Jobs Carnage'). Some of the most effective narratives are those that are constructed around some of the 'legitimate' concerns that pertain to an issue. The renewable energy narratives identified in this paper build on 'reasonableness' and 'common sense' concerns, and their effectiveness is determined as much by contextualising information absent from the energy conversation as present. While our focus is Australia, some of the narrative dynamics revealed have application to energy politics more broadly.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_US
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dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherElsevieren_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom236en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto244en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue1en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalGlobal Environmental Changeen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume22en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEnvironmental Politicsen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode160605en_US
dc.titleContested energy futures: Shaping renewable energy narratives in Australiaen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Business School, School of Government and International Relationsen_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright 2012 Elsevier Inc. This is the author-manuscript version of this paper. Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.en_US
gro.date.issued2012
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