Fossil Fuel Systems to 100 Per Cent Renewable Energy-Based Smart Energy Systems: Lessons from the Case of Denmark, 1973–2017

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Resumé

Danish energy policy has reached a phase where the effects of the paradigmatic change from stored fossil fuels to very large shares of fluctuating renewable energy requires fundamentally new technical, political and economic solutions. Two archetypal technical scenarios are the locally and regionally integrated Smart Energy System scenario and a centralized export/import transmission line scenario. In analyzing the competition between these scenarios we applied a social anthropological method of GOING CLOSE to the situation of the actors and the ecological, technological and institutional context. We concluded that a smart energy scenario that can integrate large amounts of fluctuating wind power is optimal, but that the transmission line scenario has the politically strongest supporters and consequently, an advantage for being implemented. With respect to institutional factors, our conclusion is that if a country should be able to change its path against the will of politically strong actors, it is a must to have innovative democracy where the parliament, educational institutions and other institutions are independent of these political actors. In the present phase of the transition to 100% renewable energy we recommend concrete and specific institutional changes both at the EU and national levels.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TitelIn Search of Good Energy Policy
RedaktørerMarc Ozawa, Jonathan Chaplin, Michael Pollitt, David Reiner, Paul Warde
ForlagCambridge University Press
Publikationsdatojun. 2019
Sider165-186
Kapitel13
StatusUdgivet - jun. 2019

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Hvelplund, F., Djørup, S. R., & Sperling, K. (2019). Fossil Fuel Systems to 100 Per Cent Renewable Energy-Based Smart Energy Systems: Lessons from the Case of Denmark, 1973–2017. I M. Ozawa, J. Chaplin, M. Pollitt, D. Reiner, & P. Warde (red.), In Search of Good Energy Policy (s. 165-186). Cambridge University Press.
Hvelplund, Frede ; Djørup, Søren Roth ; Sperling, Karl. / Fossil Fuel Systems to 100 Per Cent Renewable Energy-Based Smart Energy Systems: Lessons from the Case of Denmark, 1973–2017. In Search of Good Energy Policy. red. / Marc Ozawa ; Jonathan Chaplin ; Michael Pollitt ; David Reiner ; Paul Warde. Cambridge University Press, 2019. s. 165-186
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Hvelplund F, Djørup SR, Sperling K. Fossil Fuel Systems to 100 Per Cent Renewable Energy-Based Smart Energy Systems: Lessons from the Case of Denmark, 1973–2017. I Ozawa M, Chaplin J, Pollitt M, Reiner D, Warde P, red., In Search of Good Energy Policy. Cambridge University Press. 2019. s. 165-186