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Local Renewable Energy Initiatives in the natural gas-free energy transition in the Netherlands : Obstacles, barriers and measures in niche development of local cooperative district heating by forerunner initiatives in the province of Friesland

Klijnsma, X.P.M. (2018) Local Renewable Energy Initiatives in the natural gas-free energy transition in the Netherlands : Obstacles, barriers and measures in niche development of local cooperative district heating by forerunner initiatives in the province of Friesland.

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Abstract:Local Renewable Energy Initiatives are engaged in the energy transition by the development of community owned renewable energy systems to replace gas as the source for heating. These initiatives can create a niche to shift the regime. However niches are facing obstacles and barriers in their development. Friesland is the search area for LREI initiatives. The selected cases are: TEO Heeg and WEN biogas. These cases are currently the forerunner citizen initiatives on community renewable heat for space heating in existing residential houses. Local renewable energy initiatives create successful niches for natural gas-free district heating by real commitment of relevant actors that have articulated their expectations and share the vision of community initiatives in the area of thermal energy from surface water or farm scale mono-manure-digesters and transparently share information on development processes and documents such as statutes, project plans and economic feasibility calculations. Initiatives in Friesland share the same support structure with strategic intermediary Energy Workshop to be able to overcome obstacles and barriers to replicate successful technological projects and with the help of changing rules by external influence to mitigate environmental impacts these accumulated projects may contribute to the transition towards a new heating regime for existing houses.
Item Type:Essay
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:43 environmental science, 50 technical science in general, 70 social sciences in general
Programme:Environmental and Energy Management MSc (69319)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/76978
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