Project Outputs

Project Outputs

 

1. Working Papers 

 

Working Paper 1 : Society-wide Transitions

This paper provides a detailed review of theoretical framings of societal-wide transitions to low-carbon sustainability. A general introduction to the transitions perspective and its origins is given, followed by discussion of  key concepts used to theoretically understand the drivers, scales and processes involved in society-wide transitions. Limitations to the perspective are acknowledged, together with an appraisal of alternative approaches suggested to address these.

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Working Paper 2 : Comparative International Case Studies of Sustainability Transitions

 In progress.

 

Working Paper 3: Barriers, Incentives and Indicators 

This third Working Paper explores the drivers of transition by examining barriers and incentives to the adoption of renewable technologies, through examining technology case studies in bioenergy and electric vehicles. These are used to develop a framework for analysis  for use in benchmarking the state of development of these technologies in the context of a broader sustainability. transition in Ireland.  

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Working Paper 4: Case Studies of Technologies in Ireland

This paper provides an overview of the Irish energy system, and includes a brief technological innovation systems analysis of bioenergy and electric vehicles.

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Working Paper 5: International Benchmarking

This paper explores how the state of Ireland’s transition could be usefully ‘benchmarked’, reflecting on and utilising insights gained from other Working Papers. Here the term ‘benchmarking’ is interpreted in a broad sense, as the setting of a target, standard or exemplar of ‘good practice’ and we consider how the idea of benchmarking could be incorporated as part of reflexive policymaking processes. 

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 For more details please contact Geraint Ellis