Cristin-prosjekt-ID: 455363
Sist endret: 22. januar 2015 16:46
Cristin-prosjekt-ID: 455363
Sist endret: 22. januar 2015 16:46
Prosjekt

Transition to sustainable energy systems in emerging economies – A South African focused comparative project (comparing China, India, South Africa and Brazil, the southern BRICS).

prosjektleder

Jan Froestad
ved Institutt for administrasjon og organisasjonsvitenskap ved Universitetet i Bergen

prosjekteier / koordinerende forskningsansvarlig enhet

  • Universitetet i Bergen

Klassifisering

Vitenskapsdisipliner

Statsvitenskap og organisasjonsteori

Emneord

Fornybare energikilder • Ikke fornybare resursser • Profesjoner • Deregulering • Regulering • Bærekraftig energi

Kategorier

Prosjektkategori

  • Grunnforskning

Tidsramme

Avsluttet
Start: 1. mars 2014 Slutt: 31. desember 2018

Beskrivelse Beskrivelse

Tittel

Transition to sustainable energy systems in emerging economies – A South African focused comparative project (comparing China, India, South Africa and Brazil, the southern BRICS).

Vitenskapelig sammendrag

Transition to sustainable energy systems in emerging economies – A South African focused comparative project (comparing China, India, South Africa and Brazil, the southern BRICS).

 

This three years project is running from the beginning of March 2014 until the end of February 2017. It is funded by the South African Research Foundation and the Norwegian Research Council. The two principal investigators of the project are Professor Clifford Shearing at the Institute of Humanities in Africa, University of Cape Town and Associate Professor Jan Froestad at the Department of Administration and Organization Theory, University of Bergen. The Brazil research team of the project consists of Professor Antonio Botelho at the Universidade Cândido Mendes, Einar Braathen, Senior Researcher at the Norwegian Institute of Urban and Regional Research, Tom Skauge, Associate Professor at the Bergen University College, and  Jan Froestad.

 

The key assumptions of the project:

Energy is the backbone of our economies, and the energy systems of the world are in flux. The drivers of change are a combination of the need for more affordable and reliable energy, technological innovations and the anxieties of global warming. New technologies are emerging within a range of energy sectors, requiring and releasing changes of supporting infrastructure and regulatory systems. The project focuses on the electricity system as the core element of the broader energy systems of nations and continents. However, as a recent McKinsey report acknowledged, exactly how the transition to future energy systems will occur, which technologies will be selected, and what their impacts will be, is impossible to predict.  Given this, it is crucial that economies, particularly emerging ones, avoid becoming locked-in to existing pathways. Effective regulatory arrangements – often requiring a change of regulatory rules – will be needed to avoid such lock-ins. The key focus of the project is how different stakeholders compete for regulatory influence and how the regulatory system effect what they do and perceive as options for the future.

 

Metode

Field-work with interviews and text analysis

 

prosjektdeltakere

prosjektleder

Jan Froestad

  • Tilknyttet:
    Prosjektleder
    ved Institutt for administrasjon og organisasjonsvitenskap ved Universitetet i Bergen

Thor Øivind Jensen

  • Tilknyttet:
    Prosjektdeltaker
    ved Institutt for administrasjon og organisasjonsvitenskap ved Universitetet i Bergen
Aktiv cristin-person

Tom Skauge

  • Tilknyttet:
    Prosjektdeltaker
    ved Senter for entreprenørskap ved Universitetet i Oslo
  • Tilknyttet:
    Prosjektdeltaker
    ved Institutt for økonomi og administrasjon ved Høgskulen på Vestlandet
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