Cristin-prosjekt-ID: 465860
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Cristin-prosjekt-ID: 465860
Sist endret: 28. november 2018 10:41
Prosjekt

RELEASE - Renewable Energy Projects: Local Impacts and Sustainability

prosjektleder

Erling Holden
ved Høgskulen på Vestlandet

prosjekteier / koordinerende forskningsansvarlig enhet

  • Høgskulen på Vestlandet

Finansiering

  • TotalbudsjettNOK 16.578.000
  • Norges forskningsråd
    Prosjektkode: 238281

Klassifisering

Vitenskapsdisipliner

Økonomi • Samfunnsvitenskap • Økologi

Kategorier

Prosjektkategori

  • Anvendt forskning
  • Bidragsprosjekt
  • Grunnforskning

Kontaktinformasjon

Sted
Marianne Helstad Nalum

Tidsramme

Avsluttet
Start: 1. oktober 2014 Slutt: 31. desember 2017

Beskrivelse Beskrivelse

Tittel

RELEASE - Renewable Energy Projects: Local Impacts and Sustainability

Populærvitenskapelig sammendrag

Meeting the EU's and Norway's ambitious renewable energy targets will have significant local consequences. Policymakers must make decisions that balance the consequences for the economy, the society, and the environment. RELEASE develops knowledge that assists them in such decision-making, while simultaneously providing new theoretical and empirical contributions to real options theory, social theory, restoration ecology, and local sustainable development.

The RELEASE project focuses on sustainable development; a concept consisting of three dimensions that should be balanced: economic, social, and environmental. Broadly speaking, these dimensions capture the aspirations for improved welfare, just distribution of welfare, and for leaving future generations with an unchanged natural resource base. Applied to local impacts of renewable energy projects, these dimensions can be interpreted as the aspirations to create economic value locally, to balance between local stakeholders these projects' social impacts, and to mitigate local environmental impacts.

Vitenskapelig sammendrag

Meeting the EU's and Norway's ambitious renewable energy targets will have significant local consequences. Policymakers must make decisions that balance the consequences for the economy, the society, and the environment. RELEASE develops knowledge that assists them in such decision-making, while simultaneously providing new theoretical and empirical contributions to real options theory, social theory, restoration ecology, and local sustainable development.

We choose the concept of sustainable development as our theoretical point of departure. The concept is often interpreted as consisting of three dimensions that should be balanced: economic, social, and environmental. Broadly speaking, these dimensions capture the aspirations for improved welfare, just distribution of welfare, and for leaving future generations with an unchanged natural resource base. Applied to local impacts of renewable energy projects, these dimensions can be interpreted as the aspirations to create economic value locally, to balance between local stakeholders these projects' social impacts, and to mitigate local environmental impacts.

We have for each of sustainable development's three dimensions selected a research area in which Sogn and Fjordane University College has a professional record of accomplishment. We use real options theory to study how uncertainty concerning future energy policies affects what kinds of projects are developed and how they are organized and financed. We use restoration ecology to examine how degraded, damaged, or destroyed ecosystems can be recovered and whether such negative impacts vary systematically across project and investor types. Finally, we use social theory to study the distributional consequences - including both economic and environmental impacts - of different projects and ownership models, and how these distributional consequences affect the projects' social acceptance.

prosjektdeltakere

prosjektleder

Erling Holden

  • Tilknyttet:
    Prosjektleder
    ved Høgskulen på Vestlandet

Gunnar Yttri

  • Tilknyttet:
    Prosjektdeltaker
    ved Høgskulen på Vestlandet
Aktiv cristin-person

Inger Auestad

  • Tilknyttet:
    Prosjektdeltaker
    ved Høgskulen på Vestlandet

Bente Johnsen Rygg

  • Tilknyttet:
    Prosjektdeltaker
    ved Høgskulen på Vestlandet
  • Tilknyttet:
    Prosjektdeltaker
    ved Institutt for tverrfaglige kulturstudier ved Norges teknisk-naturvitenskapelige universitet

Knut Rydgren

  • Tilknyttet:
    Prosjektdeltaker
    ved Høgskulen på Vestlandet
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Resultater Resultater

The way of travelling - some thoughts on practical sustainability solutions.

Schwanitz, Valeria Jana. 2015, Sustainable Summer School: "Exploring ways for sustainable transformation in a limited world". HVLVitenskapelig foredrag

Is geoengineering a real option?

Schwanitz, Valeria Jana. 2015, Real Option Workshop - ROW 15. HVLVitenskapelig foredrag

A short note on integrated assessment modeling approaches: Rejoinder to the review of “Making or breaking climate targets — The AMPERE study on staged accession scenarios for climate policy”.

Kriegler, Elmar; Riahi, Keywan; Bauer, Nico; Schwanitz, Valeria Jana; Petermann, Nils; Bosetti, Valentina; Marcucci, Adriana; Sander, Otto; Paroussos, Leonidas; Rao-Skirbekk, Shilpa mfl.. 2015, Technology Forecasting and Social Change. TUB, UU, USA, HELLAS, PSI, IIASA, SPANIA, SØRKOREA, FRANKRIKE, KINA, PIK, JAPAN, SVEITS, TYSKLAND, PBL, NEDERLAND, ITALIA, HVLVitenskapelig artikkel

Troublesome leisure travel: Counterproductive sustainable transport policies.

Holden, Erling; Linnerud, Kristin. 2015, Edward Elgar Publishing. CICERO, HVLVitenskapelig Kapittel/Artikkel/Konferanseartikkel

Promoting renewable electricity projects: Empirical evidence from planned hydropower projects in Norway.

Linnerud, Kristin; Holden, Erling. 2015, 10th Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems [http://www.dubrovnik2015.sdewes.org/]. CICERO, HVLVitenskapelig foredrag
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