Lecture: The Deployment of New Energy Technologies and the Need for Local (Urban) Learning

02 December 2020 16:00 till 17:00 - Location: Webinar - By: Eveline Zeegers

Lecture by Lena Neij, Professor, Lund University of Sweden
Hosted by the Urban Energy Institute

Date: 10 February, 2020
Time: 4-5pm CET
Moderator: Kornelis Blok

The transition towards a low carbon society will require a good understanding of the nature of technological change and the potential of designing policy measures for effecting and accelerating processes of technical change. In my lecture I will focus on the process of deployment of new energy technology, what the literature can tell us about the need for local learning when adopting new technologies, the potential of cost reduction in relation to local learning, and how to design policy instruments to support local (urban) learning.

About the Speaker
Lena Neij is Professor at the International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics at Lund University, Sweden. Her research is focused on the dynamics of the energy system and the analysis of governance and policies for a more sustainable development. The core issue has been development and assessment of methods for analysing the dynamics of energy systems in view of technical change, i.e. development, introduction, and diffusion of new technology, and policy measures for effecting and accelerating technical change. The research, which has been system based and interdisciplinary, has covered energy for sustainable development in general, with a focus on renewable energy technologies, energy efficiency and sustainable urban development.

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