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The influence of coalitions in the Dutch heat transition

Muskens, Mart (2023) The influence of coalitions in the Dutch heat transition.

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Abstract:The Dutch government has set a target to reduce CO2 emissions by 49% by 2030, compared to 1990 levels, and transition from fossil fuel gas heating to sustainable heating sources. This involves the creation of 30 Regional Energy Strategy (RES) regions, each responsible for devising a strategy for their region. 

This master's thesis examines the role of coalitions in four RES regions in the Dutch heat transition process. The research question explores the influence of coalitions in creating heat transition strategies. The Advocacy Coalition Framework is used to identify and analyze the stakeholders involved in these coalitions. 

Data was collected through interviews with individuals involved in the heat transition in the selected regions. The findings show that three out of the four regions have a cooperative approach, while one region has a non-cooperative environment, which has delayed progress. Enexis is identified as the most important non-municipal stakeholder in the heat transition process. 

Based on the results, the study recommends establishing concrete agreements on collaborations and creating a strategy that is understandable to all stakeholders. It also suggests conducting similar research in other regions.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:43 environmental science
Programme:Environmental and Energy Management MSc (69319)
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