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How to transform local energy systems towards bioenergy? Three strategy models for transformation
Mårtensson, K., Centre for Technology and Science, Malmö University, 205 06 Malmö, Sweden.
Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Linköping University, The Tema Institute, Technology and Social Change.
2007 (English)In: Energy Policy, ISSN 0301-4215, Vol. 35, no 12, 6095-6105 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

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. © 2007 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

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2007. Vol. 35, no 12, 6095-6105 p.
Keyword [en]
Local energy system, Renewable energy, Strategy models
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Social Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-47410DOI: 10.1016/j.enpol.2007.08.007OAI: diva2:268306
Available from: 2009-10-11 Created: 2009-10-11 Last updated: 2011-01-11

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