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Håvard Haarstad (Department of Geography): Energy transition – A view from the social sciences

Håvard Haarstad
Stian Backe

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Håvard Haarstad held a presentation for Energy Lab 7. February 2017.

Håvard is a Research Professor at the Department of Geography at the University of Bergen. His work considers sustainable city planning, and he is one of the initiators of the Centre for Climate and Energy Transformation at the University of Bergen.

The presentation entitled “Energy transition: a view from the social sciences” focused on understanding prerequisites for energy changes in a complex techno-social regime. Håvard pointed at how factors like infrastructure, lifestyle and culture affect implementation of sustainable energy solutions, and he emphasized the importance of recognizing social aspects alongside technological innovation.

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