Publications

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PUBLICATIONS IN REFEREED JOURNALS

Devine-Wright, P., Batel, S., Aas, O., Sovacool, B., LaBelle, M., Ruud, A. ‘A conceptual framework for understanding the social acceptance of energy infrastructure: Insights from energy storage’ Energy Policy, Vol. 107 (Aug. 2017): 27-31

LaBelle, M. ‘In Pursuit of Energy Justice’, Energy Policy, Vol. 107 (Aug. 2017): 615-620

LaBelle, M. ‘A state of fracking: Building Poland’s national innovation capacity for shale gas’, Energy Research and Social Sciences, Vol. 23, (Jan. 2017): 26-35

Goldthau, Andreas, and Michael LaBelle. “The Power of Policy Regimes: Explaining Shale Gas Policy Divergence in Bulgaria and Poland.” Review of Policy Research, 2016.

LaBelle, Michael, and Andreas Goldthau. “Governance of Unconventional Gas in Bulgaria: From Exploration to Bust.” Edited by Philip Andrews-Speed. Oil, Gas & Energy Law Journal, The Governance of Unconventional Gas Development Outside the United States of America, 12, no. 3 (June 2014): 1– 24.

LaBelle, Michael, and Andreas Goldthau. “Escaping the Valley of Death? Comparing Shale Gas Technology Policy Prospects to Nuclear and Solar in Europe.” The Journal of World Energy Law & Business, December 18, 2013, jwt020. doi:10.1093/jwelb/jwt020

LaBelle, Michael. “Constructing Post-Carbon Institutions: Assessing EU carbon reduction efforts through an institutional risk governance approach.” Energy Policy, no. 40 (2012): 390-403.

Pachauri, Shonali, Diana Urge-Vorsatz, and Michael LaBelle “Synergies between Energy Efficiency and Energy Access Policies and Strategies.” Global Policy, May 2012.

Jankauskas, Vidmantas and Michael LaBelle. “Comparison of Electricity Distribution Privatization in Bulgaria, Romania and Lithuania.” (in Lithuanian) Energetika 55, no. 2 (2009): 101-106.

LaBelle, Michael. “Expanding opportunities: Strategic buying of utilities in new EU member states.” Energy Policy 37, no. 11 (2009): 4672-4678.

BOOKS, CHAPTERS AND EDITED VOLUMES

LaBelle, M. ‘Review of The New Geopolitics of our Times: Book Review,’ H-Net Reviews in the Humanities and Social Sciences, January 2018

LaBelle, M. ‘Review of Low Carbon Energy Transitions: Turning points in national policy and innovation,’ Kathleen M. Araujo, Oxford University Press, New York, Energy Research & Social Science 42, 2018: 166–67.

LaBelle, M. “Disappointed Expectations: Energy Security vs. Bureaucracy and Geology”, in ‘The Shale Dilemma’, edited by Shanti Gramper, University of Pittsburg Press, 2018

LaBelle, M. “Regulating the Energy Union: Can ACER deliver a unified and beneficial energy market?” in ‘Energy Union. Europe’s New Liberal Mercantilism?’, edited by Nick Sitter, Andreas Goldthau, Svein Anderssen, Palgrave Macmillan, forthcoming 2016

LaBelle, M. “Pitfalls of Shale Gas Exploration in Poland” in ‘Risks, Rewards and Regulation of Unconventional Natural Gas’ edited by R. Quentin Grafton, Ian Cronshaw and Michal Moore, Cambridge University Press, accepted, forthcoming 2016

LaBelle, M. and Georgiev, Atanas. “The Socio-Political Capture of Utilities: The expense of low energy prices in Bulgaria and Hungary” in ‘Energy Law and Energy Infrastructure Development for a Low-Carbon World,’ edited by Raphael Heffron, Darren McCauley, Angus Johnston, and Stephen Tromans QC to be published by Cambridge University Press, accepted, forthcoming 2016.

LaBelle, M. “The Renewable Trajectory: Avoiding the temptation of cheap oil”, in ‘Delivering Energy Law and Policy in the EU and the US’, edited by Raphael Heffron and Gavin Little, Edinburgh University Press, 2016

LaBelle, Michael. “Climate Change and Post-Carbon Economy: Innovation through Shale Gas.” In Free Market in Its Twenties: Modern Business Decision Making in Central and Eastern Europe, 133–42. Budapest, Hungary: CEU Press, 2014.

LaBelle, Michael, and Horwitch, Mel, the Breakout of Energy Innovation, in “Handbook of Global Energy Policy” editor Andreas Goldthau, Wiley Blackwell Publishers, 2013.

LaBelle, Michael, and Kaderják, Péter, eds. Impact of the 2004 Enlargement on the EU Energy Sector. Budapest: Regional Centre for Energy Policy Research, Corvinus University of Budapest, 2008.

LaBelle, Michael. Introduction to Impact of the 2004 Enlargement on the EU Energy Sector, edited by Michael LaBelle and Péter Kaderják, 19-21.  Budapest: Regional Centre for Energy Policy Research, Corvinus University of Budapest, 2008.

Cameron, Peter, Hakvoort, Rudi, LaBelle, Michael, Orban, Anita., Szőcs Gábor, and Szőcs, Mihály. “Market Opening and Competition.” In Impact of the 2004 Enlargement on the EU Energy Sector, edited by Michael LaBelle, Péter Kaderják, 119-172. Budapest: Regional Centre for Energy Policy Research, Corvinus University of Budapest, 2008.

Gonzalez, Pedro, LaBelle, Michael, Lupano, Leonardo, Potoschnig, Alberto, and Salto, Mariano. “Regulatory Framework and Implementation Capacity.” In Impact of the 2004 Enlargement on the EU Energy Sector, edited by Michael LaBelle, Péter Kaderják, 119-172. Budapest: Regional Centre for Energy Policy Research, Corvinus University of Budapest, 2008.

LaBelle, Michael, and Kaderják, Péter, eds. Towards More Integration of Central and Eastern European Energy Markets. Budapest: Regional Centre for Energy Policy Research, Corvinus University of Budapest, 2006.

LaBelle, Michael. “Barriers Preventing Cooperation and Coordination in Central and Eastern Europe’s Electricity Sector.” In Towards More Integration of Central and Eastern European Energy Markets, edited by Michael LaBelle and Péter Kaderják, 159-189.  Budapest: Regional Centre for Energy Policy Research, Corvinus University of Budapest, 2006.

PEER REVIEWED CONFERENCE PUBLICATIONS

Energy Justice and Culture: Innovation and geopolitics in Lithuania, Presented at European Consortium for Political Research, General Conference, Hamburg, Germany, Aug 23 – 25,2018

Energy Culture: Innovation, equity and geopolitics in Eastern Europe, 9th International Sustainability Transitions Conference, University of Manchester, June 12 – 14, 2018

Smart Energy Technology Governance: Regulating information flows, 1st International Conference on Energy Research & Social Science, Melia Sitges, Spain 2-5 April 2017,

Smart Energy Technology Governance: Regulating information flows, 5th Annual University of Eastern Finland Law School, Energy Transitions Conference, March 9 – 10, 2017

LaBelle, M. Corruption or Justice? Redefining energy justice in Central Eastern Europe, 4th Annual University of Eastern Finland Law School, Energy Transitions Conference, March 3 – 4, 2016

LaBelle, Michael and Georgiev, Atanas. “The Socio-Political Capture of Utilities: The expense of low energy prices in Bulgaria and Hungary,” Energy Transitions Conference, University of Eastern Finland Law School, February 26, 2015. (peer reviewed)

LaBelle, Michael. “Governance and Innovation in Polish Shale Gas: Institutions Stretching and Conforming to Challenger Technologies.” University of Stuttgart, Institute of Social Sciences, Department of Organizational Sociology and Innovation Studies, Stuttgart, Germany, 2014. (reviewed at workshop)

LaBelle, Michael “Digital Electricity Space: Neoliberalism and energy saving capital,” Workshop. ‘Constructing and contesting spaces for low-carbon energy innovation’, School of Innovation Sciences, Eindhoven University of Technology, November 26-28, 2013 (peer reviewed)

LaBelle, Michael, and Andreas Goldthau. “Governance of Unconventional Gas in Bulgaria: From Exploration to Bust.” Governance of Unconventional Gas: Exploring How to Deliver Transparent Benefits in Non-OECD Countries, Learning Symposium, World Bank, Washington DC, 2-3 June, 2014 (peer reviewed)

Goldthau, Andreas and Michael LaBelle. “Regulating a Nascent Sector. Explaining diverging shale gas policies in Bulgaria and Poland.” European Consortium for Political Research, General Conference, Sciences Po, Bordeaux, France, September 4-7, 2013 (peer reviewed)

LaBelle, Michael, and Andreas Goldthau. “Doomed to Fail? Assessing the Policy Prospects of Shale Gas Technology.” In Energy Transitions of Energy Markets at National, European and International Levels, PEEER conference University of Eastern Finland, 2013. (peer reviewed)

Andreas Goldthau and Michael LaBelle. “Regulating a Nascent Sector: Explaining Diverging Shale Gas Policies in Bulgaria and Poland.” Budapest, Hungary, 2012. GR:EEN Case Study Integrity Forum on European Public Policy and Governance Central European University, Budapest, 18-19 October 2012 (peer reviewed)

Goldthau, Andreas, and Michael LaBelle. “Regulating a Nascent Sector: Explaining Diverging Shale Gas Policies in Bulgaria and Poland.” In Networked Learning in Transnational Governance: GR:EEN Second Annual Conference. Warwick, UK, 2012. (peer reviewed)

LaBelle, M. “Electricity Post-Privatization: Initial Lessons Learned in South East Europe.” Conference paper for International Conference on the European Energy Market, Leuven, Belgium, May 27-29, 2009 (peer reviewed)

LaBelle, M. “Riding the Electric Currents to Greater Regional Cooperation: Key electricity actors perceptions of market reforms in east and central Europe.” Conference paper for the European Electricity Market – Challenge of the Unification, EEM-06, Technical University of Lodz, Warsaw, May 2006 (peer reviewed)

LaBelle, M. “Plowing the Regulatory Landscape in the Dark: The reality of breaking down monopolies and creating competitive space in the Midwest.” Conference paper for the joint Royal Geographical Society and the International Geographical Union annual conference, Glasgow, 2004. (peer reviewed)