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  • ISBN 905260309X
  • ISBN13 978-9052603094
  • Language English
  • Author Vincent Lagendijk
  • Publisher Aksant; Aksant Imprint edition (March 3, 2009)
  • Pages 246
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Nowadays most consumers are aware of the European dimensions of their electricity supply. But what ideas lie behind this European network? In constructing electricity networks, “Europe” performed a Janus-faced function. On the one hand, a European network would bolster economic growth and peace. On the other, economic growth through electrification would increase military potential. By combining a wide array of rarely used sources, this book unravels how engineers, industrialists, and policymakers used ideas of Europe to gain support for building a European system. By focusing on transnational and European actors, this book is a valuable addition to existing national histories of electrification. It is an original contribution to the history of technology, while also making the role of technology visible in more mainstream European history. The empirical chapters show how ideas of European cooperation in general became intertwined with network planning during the Interwar period, although the Depression and WWII prevented a European electricity network from being constructed. The subsequent chapters describe the influence of the Marshall Plan on European network-building, focusing on both its economic and military aspects. The last chapter portrays how the Iron Curtain was contested. The troubled expansion of networks and capacity in Western Europe provided an underpinning for political rapprochement with the East in the 1970s and 1980s. Political and economic turmoil after 1989 accelerated this process, leading to an interconnected European system by 1995.

Europe in the construction of electricity networks Vincent Lagendijk. 6 Electrifying Europe.

The power of Europe in the construction of electricity networks Vincent Lagendijk. ant. Acknowledgements. Histories of electrification 20 Towards a history of the European system 25 Unpacking the European system 30 Sources and limitations 33 Structure 36 2 Opening the doors to a revolution 39 An industry expands 44 Postwar rationalization and regulation 51 International organization in the field of electricity 57 The League of Nations and electricity transmission 61 Conclusions 66 3 Planning a European network

Series: Technology and European History Series. On the one hand, a European network would bolster economic growth and peace.

Series: Technology and European History Series. Published by: Amsterdam University Press. In constructing electricity networks, Europe performed a Janus-faced function. On the other, economic growth through electrification would increase military potential.

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oceedings{fyingET, title {Electrifying Europe: The Power of Europe in the Construction of Electricity Networks}, author {Vincent Lagendijk}, year {2009} }. Vincent Lagendijk. This book sets out to uncover the origins of the idea of a European electricity network. It explores historically the roots of a transnational European system, showing how engineers came to think in terms of ‘Europe’ already in the 1920s, and how these ideas continued to influence network-building in later decades

book by Vincent Lagendijk. The empirical chapters show how ideas of European cooperation in general became intertwined with network planning during the Interwar period, although the Depression and WWII prevented an European network from being constructed.

In constructing electricity networks, Europe performed a Janus-faced function. Private Participation in the Power Sector in Europe and Central Asia : Lessons from the Last Decade. by: Krishnaswamy, Venkataraman. On the one hand, a European network would bolster economic growth and peace Full description Series: Technology and European History Ser. Subjects: Electric utilities Europe. Electric industries Europe. People and Power : Electricity Sector Reforms and the Poor in Europe and Central Asia. by: Lampietti, Julian A. Published: (2006).

Key publications from this project to date include Vincent Lagendijk, Electrifying Europe: The Power of Europe in the Construction of Electricity Networks (Amsterdam: Aksant/SHT 2008)Google Scholar. Frank Schipper, Driving Europe.

Electrifying Europe: The Power of Europe in the Construction of.European road and electricity networks in the 20th century: imagination, contestation, realization.

Electrifying Europe: The Power of Europe in the Construction of Electricity Networks. Recent transnational blackouts exposed two radically opposed interpretations of Europe's electricity infrastructure, which inform recent and ongoing negotiations on transnational electricity governance. Amsterdam: Aksant, 2008.

71 Klaus Patel, Kiran, ‘Provincialising European Union: Co-Operation and Integration in Europe in a Historical Perspective’, Contemporary European History, 22, 4 (2013), 653.

15 For a more thorough discussion of the role of the League, see Lagendijk, Vincent, Electrifying Europe: The Power of Europe in the Construction of Electricity Networks (Amsterdam: Aksant, 2008), 61ff. 71 Klaus Patel, Kiran, ‘Provincialising European Union: Co-Operation and Integration in Europe in a Historical Perspective’, Contemporary European History, 22, 4 (2013), 653. 72 von Hirschhausen, Ulrike and Klaus Patel, Kiran, ‘Europeanization in History: An Introduction’, in Conway, Martin and Klaus Patel, Kiran, ed. Europeanization in the Twentieth Century: Historical Approaches (Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2010), 2.

Is electricity production in Europe becoming less carbon intensive? . The increasing use of air conditioning in southern European countries also contributes to a large increase in electricity consumption during the summer months

Is electricity production in Europe becoming less carbon intensive? CO2 emission intensity. The increasing use of air conditioning in southern European countries also contributes to a large increase in electricity consumption during the summer months.

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