Renewable energy and climate change challenges

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New technological solutions are necessary to create a sustainable society.

The transformation

A transformation of the World´s energy access is in progress: it is desirable to leave the fossil fuels and base our future energy production on renewable sources. This is a task that requires new technological solutions. What is needed in terms of technological progress, policies, societal initiatives and attitudes and industrial restructuring to develop and introduce new technologies in a large scale? This is a central subject for the research on renewable energy and climate changes at TIK.

Recent publications

Hanson, J. (2017). Established industries as foundations for emerging technological innovation systems: The case of solar photovoltaics in Norway. Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions.

Normann, H. E., & Hanson, J. (2017). The role of domestic markets in international technological innovation systems. Industry and Innovation, 1-23.

Normann, H. E. (2017). Policy networks in energy transitions: The cases of carbon capture and storage and offshore wind in Norway. Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 118, 80-93.

Nykamp, H. (2016). A transition to green buildings in Norway. Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions.

Normann, H. E. (2016). Politics in energy system transformation: Conditions for the development of an offshore wind industry in Norway. Thesis submitted for PhD, University of Oslo, TIK Centre for Technology, Innovation and Culture.

Normann, H. E. (2015). The role of politics in sustainable transitions: The rise and decline of offshore wind in Norway. Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions, 15, 180-93.

Andersen, A. D. (2014). No transition without transmission: HVDC electricity infrastructure as an enabler for renewable energy? Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions, 13, 75-95.

Hanson, J. (2013). Dynamics of Innovation Systems for Renewable Energy Technology: The Role of Post-introduction Improvements. PhD thesis, University of Oslo.

Hanson, J., Kasa, S., & Wicken, O. (2011). Energirikdommens paradokser: innovasjon som klimapolitikk og næringsutvikling. Oslo: Universitetsforlaget.

Working Papers

Selected papers from TIK Working Papers on Innovation Studies:

Allan Dahl Andersen & Jochen Markard, 2017. Innovating incumbents and technological complementarities: How recent dynamics in the HVDC industry can inform transition theories,

Tuukka Mäkitie & Allan D. Andersen & Jens Hanson & Håkon E. Normann & Taran M. Thune, 2016. Established sectors expediting clean technology industries? The Norwegian oil and gas sector's influence on offshore wind power.

Jens Hanson & Markus Steen & Tyson Weaver & Håkon E. Normann & Gard H. Hansen, 2016. Path creation through branching and transfer of complementary resources: the role of established industries for new renewable energy technologies.