This collection of reports forms part of the scoping work of the Energy Social Sciences and Humanities Innovation Forum Targeting the SET Plan (Energy-SHIFTS). The reports are based on four workshops held in Spring/Summer 2019, which brought together experts from the research and policy sectors to discuss four themes:
1. Social innovation in the energy transition;
2. Inclusive engagement in energy;
3. Carbon intensive EU regions; and
4. Use of evidence in energy policy.
This collection is comprised of four reports, one on each theme. Each workshop report includes a literature review; key findings from the workshop activities; and recommendations (including for the Energy-SHIFTS project, EU research policy, and other stakeholders). An Editorial introduces the collection and highlights the vital contributions of Social Sciences and Humanities to these topical energy policy debates.