Advanced

Community driven energy system transition : an action research case study of the energy system transition in Röstånga

Nart, Marina LU (2013) In Master Thesis Series in Environmental Studies and Sustainability Science MESM01 20131
LUCSUS (Lund University Centre for Sustainability Studies)
Abstract (Swedish)
The European Energy production system is in transition towards renewable energy sources (RES). Concrete targets have been set through the European Union “Energy Roadmap 2050”. The transition has started by national states but concrete action towards the targets has been mainly taken up at a local level. In this context, this research work aims at exploring how can a community trigger and drive an energy system transition locally. This research question has been applied to a case study of a Swedish community’s energy system transition journey. As researcher in the field, using Action Research as guiding methodology, I have involved the inhabitants of Röstånga in the participatory co-creation of knowledge and co-design of solutions for their... (More)
The European Energy production system is in transition towards renewable energy sources (RES). Concrete targets have been set through the European Union “Energy Roadmap 2050”. The transition has started by national states but concrete action towards the targets has been mainly taken up at a local level. In this context, this research work aims at exploring how can a community trigger and drive an energy system transition locally. This research question has been applied to a case study of a Swedish community’s energy system transition journey. As researcher in the field, using Action Research as guiding methodology, I have involved the inhabitants of Röstånga in the participatory co-creation of knowledge and co-design of solutions for their energy system transition. During the research process the participants where asked to complement a sustainability assessment of renewable energy potentials in the area, co-create a vision for the future and reflect on how to achieve it both from consumption and a production side interventions. In this process my role as researcher has been mainly of coordinator and facilitator of the transition process. This research is still on going and therefore the energy transition has still not been achieved yet but the contribution of this work is to give and insight of how energy system transition can be triggered and how knowledge and decision can be co-created with a community. (Less)
Please use this url to cite or link to this publication:
author
Nart, Marina LU
supervisor
organization
course
MESM01 20131
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
participatory methods, action research, energy system transition (RES), sustainability science, sustainable human development.
publication/series
Master Thesis Series in Environmental Studies and Sustainability Science
report number
2013:032
language
English
id
4239210
date added to LUP
2014-01-10 10:25:47
date last changed
2014-01-10 10:25:47
@misc{4239210,
  abstract     = {The European Energy production system is in transition towards renewable energy sources (RES). Concrete targets have been set through the European Union “Energy Roadmap 2050”. The transition has started by national states but concrete action towards the targets has been mainly taken up at a local level. In this context, this research work aims at exploring how can a community trigger and drive an energy system transition locally. This research question has been applied to a case study of a Swedish community’s energy system transition journey. As researcher in the field, using Action Research as guiding methodology, I have involved the inhabitants of Röstånga in the participatory co-creation of knowledge and co-design of solutions for their energy system transition. During the research process the participants where asked to complement a sustainability assessment of renewable energy potentials in the area, co-create a vision for the future and reflect on how to achieve it both from consumption and a production side interventions. In this process my role as researcher has been mainly of coordinator and facilitator of the transition process. This research is still on going and therefore the energy transition has still not been achieved yet but the contribution of this work is to give and insight of how energy system transition can be triggered and how knowledge and decision can be co-created with a community.},
  author       = {Nart, Marina},
  keyword      = {participatory methods,action research,energy system transition (RES),sustainability science,sustainable human development.},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  series       = {Master Thesis Series in Environmental Studies and Sustainability Science},
  title        = {Community driven energy system transition : an action research case study of the energy system transition in Röstånga},
  year         = {2013},
}