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Telling tales: using stories to remake energy policy

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To benefit and protect the populace, government policies often promise aspirational changes to current practice. Different kinds of narratives are important in the framing, explanation, motivation, and understanding of policies and strategies. For example, the UK government's 2008 Climate Change Act proclaimed that all new homes will be zero carbon by 2016. This ‘hero story’, where society is ‘saved’ by clever technologies, is inspiring, positive and familiar. An alternative is the ‘learning ...

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Published
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Peer reviewed

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Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford
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Department:
Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis Publisher's website
Journal:
Building Research and Information
Volume:
43
Issue:
4
Pages:
516-533
Publication date:
2015-04-29
Acceptance date:
2015-01-21
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EISSN:
1466-4321
ISSN:
0961-3218

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