Creating prospective value chains for renewable road transport energy sources up to 2050 in Nordic Countries

Nina Wessberg, Anna Leinonen, Anu Tuominen, Annele Eerola, Simon Bolwig

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    Abstract

    If the Nordic energy and transport sectors are to meet the 2050 energy and climate policy targets, major systemic changes are necessary. Along with new technologies, changes are required also in other societal functions such as business models and consumer habits. The transition requires cooperation between public and private actors. This paper discusses the paradigm change towards 2050 Nordic road transport system based on renewable energy. More precisely, it proposes an approach for creation and analysis of prospective value networks up to the year 2050. The value networks arise from three alternative, but partly overlapping technology platforms, namely electricity, biofuels and hydrogen. The approach outlined in the paper combines elements from the fields of system level changes (transitions), value chain analysis and forward looking policy design. It presents a novel, policy relevant application with a set of practical tools to support development of implementation strategies and policy programmes in the fields of energy and transport.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationInternational Foresight Academic Seminar: Participatory Foresight for Smarter Futures – From Design to Impact
    Number of pages24
    PublisherZürich University of Applied Sciences, ZHAW
    Publication date2013
    Publication statusPublished - 2013
    EventInternational Foresight Academic Seminar - ZHAW, Winterthur, Switzerland
    Duration: 16 Sep 201318 Sep 2013

    Conference

    ConferenceInternational Foresight Academic Seminar
    LocationZHAW
    CountrySwitzerland
    CityWinterthur
    Period16/09/201318/09/2013

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