Policy for biomass utilisation in energy and transport systems: The case of biogas in Stockholm, Sweden
2012 (English)In: World Renewable Energy Forum(WREF) 2012. Including 41st ASES Annual Conference, 37th National PassiveSolar Conference, 7th Renewable Energy Policy and MarketingConference, World Renewable Energy Congress XII, andColorado Renewable Energy Society (CRES) Annual Conference. Denver, Colorado, USA13 – 17 May 2012, Volume 1 of 6 / [ed] Cheryl Fellows, 2012, 4758-4765 p.Conference paper, Presentation (Other academic)
This interdisciplinary paper explains how biogas policy processes affect energy and transport systems in Stockholm, Sweden. The aim is to discuss future implications of the political biogas agenda, and analyse how municipal organic waste should be utilised to achieve greenhouse gas emission reductions. An energy systems analysis illustrates the environmental impact of biogas production and utilisation, while planning practice and political attitudes are studied in interviews with policy-makers. Conclusions include that demand for biogas as vehicle fuel and the influence of particular actors has led to an extensive political campaign for biogas. However, to maximise emission reductions, Stockholm’s waste should ideally be used to produce electricity, not biogas. With the current narrow system perspective and lack of long-term strategies, increased utilisation of renewable fuels in the transport system may be impeded.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. 4758-4765 p.
National CategoryEnergy Systems
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-85508ISBN: 9781622760923OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-85508DiVA: diva2:571016
World Renewable Energy Forum 2012, Real Science. Real Solutions. Real World, Denver, Colorado, 13-17 May 2012