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Barriers to the diffusion of renewable energy: studies of biogas for transport in two European cities
Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Environmental Technology and Management. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-9509-8271
Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Environmental Technology and Management. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
2017 (English)In: Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, ISSN 0964-0568, E-ISSN 1360-0559, Vol. 60, no 4, 725-742 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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The diffusion of renewable energy – particularly in transport – in cities may facilitate the transition away from fossil fuels, improve air quality and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Past studies on this topic have focused on system modelling of diffusion pathways, technology characteristics and also estimations of future availability of renewable energy, whilst neglecting the agency of producers and users. This article assesses barriers to the diffusion of biogas for transportation in cities from a system and actor perspective. Using document studies and interviews in the cities of Basel, Switzerland, and Odense, Denmark, we identify the presence of conflicting political priorities and shifting strategic objectives, resulting in mixed signals concerning the role and viability of biogas for transportation. This underlines the importance of public sector support and coherent design and implementation of strategy and policy enabling the diffusion of renewable energy.

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Taylor & Francis, 2017. Vol. 60, no 4, 725-742 p.
Keyword [en]
renewable energy, diffusion, cities, biogas, transport
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Energy Engineering Environmental Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-129373DOI: 10.1080/09640568.2016.1176557ISI: 000395116900009Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-84976904413OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-129373DiVA: diva2:938649
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Funding agencies: Goteborg Energi; Riksbyggens Jubileumsfond Den Goda Staden; Vinnova (Verifiering for Samverkan); Swedish Energy Agency through the INTERBIO project (Internationalization of Swedish biogas knowledge for sustainable cities)

Available from: 2016-06-17 Created: 2016-06-17 Last updated: 2017-06-16Bibliographically approved

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