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A framework for developing regional energy strategies for the built environment and the electricity sector with a focus on public participation

Colenbrander, Rob (2019) A framework for developing regional energy strategies for the built environment and the electricity sector with a focus on public participation.

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Abstract:The energy sector is the biggest CO2 emitting sector in the world with approximately 80% of the world’s primary energy supply coming from fossil fuels. To change this reality, a radical energy transition is required which calls for strategic decision-making on different administrative levels. This requires a multi-stakeholder and multi-disciplinary approach as the energy transition has a major influence on many different sectors and stakeholders; think of the electricity sector, the industrial sector and the built environment and the many stakeholders that somehow depend on these sectors. A very important stakeholder of most of these sectors are citizens, like you and me. Both the European union and national governments around the world aim at the regional level to govern the energy transition. This paper endeavored to develop a framework to facilitate policy makers in this decision-making process. Based on a comprehensive literature study on energy planning, an analysis of different theoretical perspectives on public participation in the energy transition and a case study on public participation in the Dutch RES program, this research developed the SREP framework. The framework is aimed at the process level and the participatory level of energy planning and is designed for developing medium-term and long-term renewable energy strategies. Users of the SREP framework can (among others) speed-up the energy transition, improve social acceptance, stimulate better decision-making and improve the perception of perceived procedural and distributive fairness.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Clients:
RoyalHaskoning DHV
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:43 environmental science
Programme:Environmental and Energy Management MSc (69319)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/80227
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