Restructuring energy systems for sustainability? Energy transition policy in the Netherlands

Kern, Florian and Smith, Adrian (2008) Restructuring energy systems for sustainability? Energy transition policy in the Netherlands. Energy Policy, 36 (11). pp. 4093-4103. ISSN 0301-4215

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Abstract

Increasingly, researchers and policy makers are confronting the challenge of restructuring energy systems into more sustainable forms. A [`]transition management' model, and its adoption in the Netherlands, is attracting attention. Starting from the socio-technical multi-level theory that informs [`]transition management', we analyse the [`]energy transition' project carried out by the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs. Despite considerable achievements, their approach risks capture by the incumbent energy regime, thereby undermining original policy ambitions for structural innovation of the energy system. This experience presents generic dilemmas for transitions approaches.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Business, Management and Economics > SPRU - Science Policy Research Unit
Depositing User: Florian Kern
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 20:16
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2012 21:52
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/25049
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