Centre for Climate and Energy Transformation (CET)

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Journal articles

Sareen, S., Nielsen, K. B., Oskarsson, P. & Remme, D. (2021) The pandemic as a rupture that follows rules: Comparing governance responses in India, USA, Sweden and Norway. Frontiers in Human Dynamics, June 10th 2021, DOI: https://doi.org/10.3389/fhumd.2021.636422

Gregersen, T., Doran, R., Böhm, G., & Poortinga, W (2021). Outcome expectancies moderate the association between worry about climate change and personal energy-saving behaviors. PloS one, 16(5), e0252105.  

Kvamsås, H. (2021) Addressing the adaptive challenges of alternative stormwater planning, Journal of Environmental Policy & Planning, DOI: 10.1080/1523908X.2021.1921568 

Kvamsås, H., Neby, S., Haarstad, H., Stiller-Reeve, M., & Schrage, J. (2021). Using collaborative hackathons to coproduce knowledge on local climate adaptation governance. Current Research in Environmental Sustainability, 3, 100023.

Liu, X., Tvinnereim, E., Grimsrud, K., Lindhjem, H., Velle, L. G., Saure, H. I., Lee, H. (2021). Explaining landscape preference heterogeneity using machine learning-based survey analysis. Landscape Research.

Sareen, S., Remme, D., Wågsæther, K., & Haarstad, H. (2021). A matter of time: Explicating temporality in science and technology studies and Bergen’s car-free zone development. Energy Research & Social Science, 78, 102128. 

Sareen, S., & Haarstad, H. (2021). Decision-making and scalar biases in solar photovoltaics roll-out. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, 51, 24-29.

Sonnberger, M., Ruddat, M., Arnold, A., Scheer, D., Poortinga, W., Böhm, G., ... & Tvinnereim, E. (2021). Climate concerned but anti-nuclear: Exploring (dis) approval of nuclear energy in four European countries. Energy Research & Social Science, 75, 102008.

Wanvik, T. I., & Haarstad, H. (2021). Populism, Instability, and Rupture in Sustainability Transformations. Annals of the American Association of Geographers, 1-16.


Journal articles

Bremer S, Johnson E, Fløttum K, Kverndokk K, Wardekker A, Krauß W. (2020). Portrait of a Climate City: How climate change is emerging as a risk in Bergen, Norway. Journal of Climate Risk Management, Special Issue.

Colombo, E. (2020) Det norske paradokset» i Klimasøksmål Arktis: ein rettsleg analyse av økonomiske vurderingar. Retfærd (2020), 2, pp. 47-70.

DellaValle, N. and Sareen, S. (2020). Nudging and boosting for equity? Towards a behavioural economics of energy justice. Energy Research & Social Science 68, 101589.

Fell, M., Pagel, L., Chen, C., Goldberg, M., Herberz, M., Huebner, G., Sareen, S. and Hahnel, U. (2020). Validity of energy social research during and after COVID-19: challenges, considerations, and responses. Energy Research & Social Science, 101646.

Grandin, J and Sareen, S. (2020). What sticks? Ephemerality, permanence and local transition pathways. Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions, 36, pp. 72-82.

Grandin, J., & Haarstad, H. (2020). Transformation as relational mobilisation: The networked geography of Addis Ababa’s sustainable transport interventions. Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, 0263775820963281.

Gregersen, T., Doran, R., Böhm, G., Tvinnereim, E., & Poortinga, W. (2020). Political Orientation Moderates the Relationship Between Climate Change Beliefs and Worry About Climate Change. Frontiers in Psychology, 11(July), pp. 1–12.

Jewell, J., & Cherp, A. (2020). On the political feasibility of climate change mitigation pathways: Is it too late to keep warming below 1.5° C?. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change, 11(1), e621.

Jewell, J., Emmerling, J., Vinichenko, V., Bertram, C., Berger, L., Daly, H. E., ... & Van Vuuren, D. (2020). Reply to: Why fossil fuel producer subsidies matter. Nature, 578(7793), E5-E7.

Karvonen, A., Cook, M., & Haarstad, H. (2020). Urban Planning and the Smart City: Projects, Practices and Politics. Urban Planning, In-press.

Karvonen, A., Cook, M., Haarstad, H. 2020. Editorial: Urban planning and the smart city: Projects, practices and politics. Urban Planning 5(1), pp. 65-68.

Kjærås, K. (2020). Towards a relational conception of the compact city. Urban Studies, 0042098020907281.

Martiskainen, M., Axon, S., Sovacool, B., Sareen, S., Del Rio, D. and Axon, K. (2020). Contextualizing climate justice activism: Knowledge, emotions, motivations, and actions among climate strikers in six cities. Global Environmental Change, 65, 102180.

Moss, T and Sareen, S. (2020). Demanding demand: Political configurations of energy flexibility in Berlin, 1920-2020. Journal of Energy History, 5.

Neby, S and Zannakis, M. (2020). Coordinating Wickedness: A Comparative Analysis of How Norway and Sweden Organize for Climate Policies, Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis: Research and Practice, 22:6, pp. 593-611.

Nielsen, K., Sareen, S. and Oskarsson, P. (2020). The politics of caste in India's new land wars. Journal of Contemporary Asia, 50(5, pp. 684-695.

Oskarsson, P. and Sareen, S. (2020). Adivasiness as caste expression and land rights claim-making in central-eastern India. Journal of Contemporary Asia 50(5), pp. 831-847.

Pai, S., Zerriffi, H., Jewell, J., & Pathak, J. (2020). Solar has greater techno-economic resource suitability than wind for replacing coal mining jobs. Environmental Research Letters, 15(3), 034065.

Sareen, S., & Grandin, J. (2020). European green capitals: branding, spatial dislocation or catalysts for change?. Geografiska Annaler: Series B, Human Geography, 102(1), 101-117.

Sareen, S. (2020). Metrics for an accountable energy transition? Legitimating the governance of solar uptake. Geoforum, 114, 30-39.

Sareen, S., & Haarstad, H. (2020). Legitimacy and accountability in the governance of sustainable energy transitions. Global Transitions, 2, 47-50.

Sareen, S., Thomson, H., Herrero, S. T., Gouveia, J. P., Lippert, I., & Lis, A. (2020). European energy poverty metrics: Scales, prospects and limits. Global Transitions, 2, 26-36.

Sareen, S. (2020). Social and technical differentiation in smart meter rollout: Embedded scalar biases in automating Norwegian and Portuguese energy infrastructure. Humanities and Social Sciences Communications, 7(25), pp. 1-8.

Sareen, S. and Haarstad, H. (2020). Energy transitions governance (Special issue). Global Transitions, 2(March).

Sareen, S and Haarstad, H. (2020). Legitimacy and accountability in the governance of sustainable energy transitions. Global Transitions, 2, pp. 47-50.

Silva, L and Sareen, S. (2020). Solar photovoltaic energy infrastructures, land use and sociocultural context in Portugal. Local Environment, pp. 1-17.

Tvinnereim, E., & Ferguson-Cradler, G. (2020). Electric vehicles from novelty to controversy: Analyzing environmental and fairness claims in open-ended survey questions.

Tvinnereim, E., Lægreid O.M., Liu, X., Shaw, D., Borick, C., & Lachapelle, E. (2020): Climate change risk perceptions and the problem of scale: evidence from cross-national survey experiments, Environmental Politics, DOI: 10.1080/09644016.2019.1708538

Tvinnereim, E., Haarstad. H., Rødeseike, A., & Bugnion, V. (2020) Explaining public acceptance of congestion charging: The role of geographical variation in the Bergen case, Case Studies on Transport Policy, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cstp.2020.04.00/.

Tvinnereim, E., Lægreid, O. M., Fløttum, K. (2020). Who cares about Norway's energy transition? A survey experiment about citizen associations and petroleum. Energy Research & Social Science 2020, Volume 62.

Wathne, M. W., & Haarstad, H. (2020). The smart city as mobile policy: Insights on contemporary urbanism. Geoforum, 108, 130-138.

Book Chapters

Haarstad, H. (2020). Do Climate Targets Matter? The Accountability of Target-setting in Urban Climate and Energy Policy. Enabling Sustainable Energy Transitions, 63-72.

Sareen, S. (2020). Enabling Sustainable Energy Transitions: Practices of legitimation and accountable governance.

Sareen, S. (2020). Reframing Energy Transitions as Resolving Accountability Crises. Enabling Sustainable Energy Transitions, 3-14.

Sareen, S., Moss, T., Lund, C., Haarstad, H., Sovacool, B., & Wolf, S. (2020). Conclusion: Legitimation and Accountability in Energy Transitions Research. Enabling Sustainable Energy Transitions, 117-135.


Journal articles

Bertoldo, R., Mays, C., Böhm, G., Poortinga, W., Poumadère, M., Arnold, A., Tvinnereim, E., Steentjes, K., Pidgeon, N. Scientific truth or debate: On the link between perceived scientific consensus and belief in anthropogenic climate change. Public Understanding of Science 2019

Kysela, E.; Tvinnereim, E.; Ivarsflaten, E. Attitudes to public spending on environmental risk reduction: the role of temporal and spatial distance. Environmental Sociology 2019 ; Volum 5.(4) s. 362-373

Jewell, J. Debating the bedrock of climate-change mitigation scenarios: Clarifying the role of IAMs. Nature, 573, 349.

Jewell, J., Vinichenko, V., Nacke, L. & Cherp, A. Prospects for powering past coal. Nature Climate Change, 9, 592-597.

Jewell, J., Vetier, M., & Garcia-Cabrera, D. The international technological nuclear cooperation landscape: A new dataset and network analysis. Energy Policy, 128 (May), 838–852.

Kolstad, E. W., Sofienlund, O. N., Kvamsås, H., Stiller-Reeve, M. A., Neby, S., Paasche, Ø., Pontoppidan, M., Sobolowski, S. P., Haarstad, H., Oseland, S. E., Omdahl, L., & Waage, S. (2019). Trials, errors and improvements in co-production of climate services. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, BAMS-D-18-0201.1.

Neby, S., 2019. Climate adaptation and preparedness in Norway: Third order effects, small-scale wickedness and governance capacity. International Public Management Review, 19(2).

Sareen, Siddharth; Grandin, Jakob. 2019. European green capitals: branding, spatial dislocation or catalysts for change? Geografiska Annaler. Series B. Human Geography


Journal articles

Cherp, A., Vinichenko, V., Jewell, J., Brutschin, E., & Sovacool, B. (2018). Integrating techno-economic, socio-technical and political perspectives on national energy transitions: A meta-theoretical framework. Energy Research and Social Science, 37.

Grandin, J., Haarstad, H., Kjærås, K., and Bouzarovski, S. (2017) The politics of rapid urban transformationCurrent Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, 31 April, pp. 16-22.

Grandin, J. (2018) Translokala utvecklingsstigar: relationell politik i Oslos Bilfritt byliv. In: Andersson, I. Eds. Globala flöden och lokala praktiker - policymobilitet i tid och rum, pp. 47-69.

Haarstad, H., Sareen, S., Wanvik, T., Grandin, J., Kjærås, K., Oseland, S., Kvamsås, Lillevold, K., and Wathne, M. (2018) Transformative social science? Modes of engagement in climate and energy solutionsEnergy Research and Social Science, 42 August, pp. 193-197.  

Jewell, J., McCollum, D., Emmerling, J., Bertram, C., Gernaat, D. E. H. J., Krey, V., … Riahi, K. (2018). Limited emission reductions from fuel subsidy removal except in energy-exporting regions. Nature, 554(7691), 229–233. https://doi.org/10.1038/nature25467

Mehling, M., and Tvinnereim, E. (2018) Carbon Pricing and the 1.5°C Target: Near-Term Decarbonisation and the Importance of an Instrument MixCarbon and Climate Law Review 12, pp. 50-61.

Sareen, S., Baillie, D. and Kleinwächter, J. (2018) Transitions to future energy systems: Learning from a community testfield. Sustainability.

Sareen, S. and Haarstad, H. (2018). Bridging socio-technical and justice aspects of sustainable energy transitions. Applied Energy 228: 624-632.

Sareen, S. and Kale, S. (2018). Solar ‘power’: Socio-political dynamics of infrastructural development in two Western Indian states. Energy Research and Social Science 41: 270-278.

Tvinnereim, E., and Mehling, M. (2018) Carbon Pricing and Deep Decarbonisation. Energy Policy, 121 October, pp. 185-189.

Books & book chapters

Brutschin, E. and Jewell, J. (2018). International political economy of nuclear energy. In International Political Economy of Energy and Natural Resources, edited by A. Goldthau, M. F. Keatin, and C. Kuzemko, 322-341. Edward Elgar.

Froestad, J., Nøkleberg, M., Shearing, C og Trollip, T. (2018). South-Africa's Mineral-Energy Complex:Flows, Regulation, Governance and Policing, in Y. Omorogbe and A. O. Ordor (Eds.) Ending Africa's Energy Deficit and the Law, Achieving Sustainable Energy for all in Africa, Oxford: Oxford UniversityPress

Haarstad, H and Rusten, G. (eds) (2018). Grønn omstilling: norske veivalg [Green transformation:Norwegian Pathways] Oslo: Universitetsforlaget.

Haarstad, H and Wathne, M. (2018). Smart cities as strategic actors: Insights from EU Lighthouse projects in Stavanger, Stockholm and Nottingham. In: Karvonen., A, Cugurullo F., and Caprotti, F.(eds). Inside Smart Cities: Place, Politics and Urban Innovation, London: Routledge.

Oseland, S., og Haarstad, H. (2018). Norske byers rolle i grønn omstilling: hva gjør vi med målkonfliktene? I: Grønn omstilling: norske veivalg, redigert av Haarstad, H. og Rusten, G. Oslo:Universitetsforlaget, p. 63-78.

Sareen, S. ‘Electricity distribution in Rajasthan: Unbundling the recurrent failures of a politicised sector’. In (eds. Dubash N., S. Kale & R. Bharvirkar, Mapping Power: The political economy of electricity in India’s states, Oxford University Press., 2018

Sareen, S. ‘Gujarat’s success in efficient electricity distribution: A call for proactive governance to further gains’. In (eds. Dubash N., S. Kale & R. Bharvirkar) Mapping Power: The political economy of electricity in India’s states, Oxford University Press., 2018


Haarstad, H and Wanvik, T, 2017. Carbonscapes and beyond. Conceptualizing the instabilities of oil landscapesProgress in Human Geography 41(3), pp. 432-450. 

Bremer, S., Bremer, A., Mamnun, N., Stiller-Reeve, M.A., Haque, M.M. and Tvinnereim, E. (2017) Narrative as a method for eliciting tacit knowledge of climate variability in BangladeshWeather, Climate, and Society 9 October, pp. 669-686.

Mehling, M. and Tvinnereim, E. (2017) Pricing not enough for deep carbon cuts. Nature 552, pp. 175-175.

Haarstad, H. and Oseland, S.E. (2017) Historicizing Urban Sustainability: The shifting ideals behind Forus Industrial Park, Norway. International Journal of Urban and Regional Research 41 (5), pp. 838–854.

Wanvik, T. I., and Caine, K. (2017) Understanding indigenous strategic pragmatism: Métis engagement with extractive industry developments in the Canadian NorthThe Extractive Industries and Society, 4 (3), pp. 595-605.

Sareen, S. (2017) Energy distribution trajectories in two Western Indian states: comparative politics and sectoral dynamics. Energy Research and Social Science, 35 January. pp 17-24.

Sareen, S and Oskarsson, P. (2017) Enduring Discourses and Everyday Contestation: Introduction to Special Section on Discourse and Resource Conflict in Extractive Zones of India. South Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies 40 (4).

Sareen, S. (2017) Discourses around logging: Framing extraction of wood from West Singhbhum’s conflicted forests. South Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies 40 (4).

Sareen, S. and Iben, N. (2017) Nurturing democratic practice through local deliberative institutions: Ho village assemblies in Jharkhand. Journal of Development Studies.

Sareen, S. (2017) Politics, procurement, bail-out and buy-in: Woes and ways for Rajasthan’s distribution sector. Working Paper, Mapping Power Project. Regulatory Assistance Project and Centre for Policy Research.

Sareen, S. (2017) What powers success on the ground? The gradual reform of electricity distribution in Gujarat. Working Paper, Mapping Power Project. Regulatory Assistance Project and Centre for Policy Research.

Wanvik, T. I. (2016) Governance transformed into Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR): New governance innovations in the Canadian oil sandsThe Extractive Industries and Society, 3 (2) pp. 517-526.

Wanvik, T. I. (2017) Contested energy spaces. Disassembling energyscapes of the Canadian North, University of Bergen, Norway (PhD thesis). 

Tvinnereim E, Fløttum K, Gjerstad Ø, et al. (2017). "Citizens’ preferences for tackling climate change. Quantitative and qualitative analyses of their freely formulated solutions". Global Environmental Change 46: 34-41.

Tvinnereim E, Liu X and Jamelske EM. (2017) “Public perceptions of air pollution and climate change: different manifestations, similar causes, and concerns”. Climatic Change 140: 399-412.

Tvinnereim E, Lachapelle E and Borick CP. (2017) “Is Support for International Climate Action Conditional on Perceptions of Reciprocity? Evidence from Three Population-Based Survey Experiments in Canada, the US, and Norway.” Cosmos: Proceedings of the Singapore Academy of Sciences


Haarstad, H. 2016. "Where are urban low-carbon transitions governed? Conceptualizing the complex governance arrangements for mobility and urban form in Europe". Cities 54, (May): 4-10.

Haarstad, H. 2016. "Who is driving the ‘smart city’ agenda? Assessing smartness as a governance strategy for cities in Europe". In Services and the Green Economy, edited by Jones, A., Ström, P., Hermelin, B., and Rusten, G. Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 199-218.

Haarstad, H and Rusten, G. 2016. "The challenges of greening energy: policy/industry dissonance at the Mongstad refinery, Norway". Environment and Planning C: Government & Policy 34, (2): 340-355.

Tvinnereim E and Ivarsflaten E. 2016. “Fossil fuels, employment, and support for climate policies.” Energy Policy 96: 364-371. 

Tvinnereim, E. and S. I. Steinshamn. 2016. “Folkelig aksept for klima- og energitiltak i Norge.” [“Public acceptance of climate and energy policies in Norway”] Samfunnsøkonomen 130, (2): 77-86.

Wanvik, T., Skoglund, R., Oseland, S., Koller, M., Haarstad, H. 2016. Hvordan bygge en elv? Motstridende hensyn i norsk klimatilpasning [How to build a river? Conflicting concerns in Norwegian climate adaptation] Naturen<https://www.idunn.no/natur/2016/01>, 140, No. 1, pp. 28-35.