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History and STS of energy.

You can find here links about energy studies, not only solar energy.

PhD Christopher Jones

Historian of energy, environment, and society. My research and writing explore topics including energy transitions, infrastructure, fossil fuel dependence, and economic growth.


PhD Sophie Pehlivanian

  • French history of solar energy: science, technology and heritage of an innovative field.

Histoire de l’énergie solaire en France : science, technologies et patrimoine d’une filière d’avenir.

MIT Energy Initiative.

The MIT Energy Initiative is MIT’s hub for energy research, education, and outreach. Through these three pillars, we help develop the technologies and solutions that will deliver clean, affordable, and plentiful sources of energy.

NUMIES: The Millennium Center for Energy and Society Research.

Its bet is to enrich the traditional approach to energy issues in Chile by incorporating social and cultural factors, an analytical perspective that has so far played a marginal role in the analysis and development of concrete interventions in the national energy sector.

PhD. Yves Bouvier

Domaine de recherche :
Histoire de l’énergie
Histoire des techniques et de l’innovation
Histoire de l’industrie et de l’environnement

His most recent book, Profits and Sustainability: A Global History of Green Entrepreneurship (Oxford University Press, 2017) is a global history of green entrepreneurship from the nineteenth century until the present day. In fall 2018 Professor Jones will publish Varieties of Green Business (Edward Elgar Publishing, 2018), which examines variations in the nature of green business between industries and nations, and over time.

Energy as an indicator of modernization in Latin America, 1890–1925.
First published: 06 July 2010


In the absence of comparable macroeconomic indicators for most of the Latin American economies before the 1930s, the apparent consumption of energy is used in this paper as a proxy of the degree of modernization of Latin America and the Caribbean. This paper presents an estimate of the apparent consumption per head of modern energies (coal, petroleum, and hydroelectricity) for 30 countries of the region, 1890 to 1925. As a result, it provides the basis for a quantitative comparative analysis of modernization performance beyond the few countries for which historical national accounts are available in Latin America.