How to transform local energy systems towards bioenergy? Three strategy models for transformation

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Publication Article, peer reviewed scientific
Title How to transform local energy systems towards bioenergy? Three strategy models for transformation
Author(s) Mårtensson, Kjell ; Westerberg, Karin
Date 2007
English abstract
During the last decades, the actors within the energy sector in Sweden—as well as in many other countries—have faced increasing demands to transform the energy system towards ecological sustainability. In Sweden these demands have led to numerous policies and economic incentives promoting the use of renewables (which in the Swedish discourse often also includes a connotation of “indigenous energy sources”), and especially the promotion of bioenergy. To be successful, however, these policies and economic incentives need to be interpreted and adapted to different local contexts and translated into actual transformation processes. In Sweden the municipal authorities have played an important role as interpreters of such institutional frameworks and implementers of local transformation processes. In this article, we re-construct three transformation processes implemented by local municipal authorities, chiselling out the different strategy models developed through them. We argue that such re-constructions help to make visible the different and complex interactions between national institutional frameworks and local contexts as well as interactions within such local contexts. We hope that the strategy models presented can contribute to the understanding of the different kinds of local actions that can foster a further implementation of bioenergy into the energy system.
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.enpol.2007.08.007 (link to publisher's fulltext)
Publisher Elsevier Ltd
Host/Issue Energy Policy
Volume 35
Pages 6095-6105
Language eng (iso)
Subject(s) Local energy system
Renewable energy
Strategy models
Humanities/Social Sciences
Research Subject Categories::INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH AREAS::Technology and social change
Research Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES::Other social sciences::Public sector research
Research Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES::Business and economics
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/2043/7257 (link to this page)

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