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Christley, E., Karakaya, E. & Urban, F. (2024). Analysing transitions in-the-making: A case study of aviation in Sweden. Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions, 50, 100790-100790, Article ID 100790.
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2024 (English)In: Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions, ISSN 2210-4224, E-ISSN 2210-4232, Vol. 50, p. 100790-100790, article id 100790Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The aim of this paper is to analyse contemporary transitions in the aviation industry in Sweden. We take a durational perspective to consider narratives as coordinating mechanism in sustainability transitions. We find that industry actors are constructing narratives for alternative aircraft fuels and technologies as they seek to maintain aviation's societal function whilst mitigating its climate impact. By reconciling memories of the past with their expectations for the future, narratives act to coordinate actors’ transition activities in the present. In this way, narrative are more than an initiator of transitions, but constitute paths in-the-making, highlighting the agency of actors in enacting change in the present and shaping sustainability transitions of the future.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier BV, 2024
Keywords
Aviation Actors Sustainability transitions Narratives Temporality
National Category
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
Research subject
Industrial Economics and Management
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-339987 (URN)10.1016/j.eist.2023.100790 (DOI)001125122400001 ()2-s2.0-85178184785 (Scopus ID)
Funder
Swedish Energy Agency, 50332-1
Note

QC 20240108

Available from: 2023-11-24 Created: 2023-11-24 Last updated: 2024-01-09Bibliographically approved
Urban, F., Nurdiawati, A., Harahap, F. & Morozovska, K. (2024). Decarbonizing maritime shipping and aviation: Disruption, regime resistance and breaking through carbon lock-in and path dependency in hard-to-abate transport sectors. Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions, 52, Article ID 100854.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Decarbonizing maritime shipping and aviation: Disruption, regime resistance and breaking through carbon lock-in and path dependency in hard-to-abate transport sectors
2024 (English)In: Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions, ISSN 2210-4224, E-ISSN 2210-4232, Vol. 52, article id 100854Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Aviation and maritime shipping are hard-to-abate transport sectors that are heavily dependent on fossil fuels. They jointly account for nearly 10 % of global greenhouse gas emissions, while infrastructure and investments are locked into high-carbon pathways for decades. Fuels and technologies to decarbonize include advanced biofuels, electrofuels, hydrogen and electric propulsion. This research aims to analyse the decarbonization strategies for maritime shipping and aviation from a comparative perspective, and analyzing the role of different actors for disruption to break through carbon lock-in and path dependency. The research uses Sweden as a case study and applies qualitative methods, including expert interviews, focus group discussions and site visits. Our research finds that aviation and maritime shipping are slowly changing, albeit with different dynamics. Both sectors show that incumbent regime actors play a major role in shaping transition pathways and disrupting the (quasi)equilibrium, while niche innovation is often developed together by incumbents and niche players.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier BV, 2024
National Category
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-347176 (URN)10.1016/j.eist.2024.100854 (DOI)001248212200001 ()2-s2.0-85194529971 (Scopus ID)
Funder
KTH Royal Institute of TechnologySwedish Energy Agency, P2020-90018KTH Royal Institute of TechnologySwedish Energy Agency, P2020-90018
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QC 20240703

Available from: 2024-06-03 Created: 2024-06-03 Last updated: 2024-07-03Bibliographically approved
Urban, F., Nurdiawati, A. & Harahap, F. (2024). Sector coupling for decarbonization and sustainable energy transitions in maritime shipping in Sweden. Energy Research & Social Science, 107, Article ID 103366.
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2024 (English)In: Energy Research & Social Science, ISSN 2214-6296, E-ISSN 2214-6326, Vol. 107, article id 103366Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The maritime shipping industry accounts for 3 % of global greenhouse gas emissions and delivers 90 % of globally traded goods. Maritime shipping is heavily reliant on fossil fuels. There is increasing policy pressure to cut emissions to achieve the Paris Agreement and to meet decarbonization targets. This paper aims to analyze sector coupling for decarbonization and sustainable energy transitions in maritime shipping, exploring the interlinkages between the transport, energy, industry, agriculture and forestry sectors. First, this paper analyses the opportunities and barriers for sector coupling between the maritime shipping sector and other industries. Second, this paper adds new knowledge on the wider implications of sustainable energy transitions and decarbonization for the maritime shipping sector, the role of various stakeholders in supporting or impeding sustainable energy transitions, policy issues at the international, regional and national level and the links to sector coupling. This research uses a mixed methods approach, applying both qualitative research including interviews and quantitative energy modeling. The research thereby links theories from sustainability transitions with techno-economic modeling approaches. Our research finds that the sector couplings between the transport, energy, industry, agriculture and forestry sectors are of growing importance as maritime shipping is transitioning towards decarbonized and renewable marine fuels. At the same time there is competition for scarce natural resources with other sectors, including aviation and road transport. Socio-technical aspects, particularly of financial and political nature, are key factors that determine the speed and direction of the transition, yet they remain under-explored.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier BV, 2024
Keywords
Circular economy, Climate change mitigation, Climate policy, Energy policy, Renewable marine fuels, Transport
National Category
Energy Systems Environmental Management
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-341601 (URN)10.1016/j.erss.2023.103366 (DOI)001134501400001 ()2-s2.0-85179438379 (Scopus ID)
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QC 20231227

Available from: 2023-12-27 Created: 2023-12-27 Last updated: 2024-06-05Bibliographically approved
Adodoadji-Dogbe, C. D. & Urban, F. (2023). Climate change, policy processes and local vulnerability. In: Handbook on Climate Change and Technology: (pp. 338-353). Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Climate change, policy processes and local vulnerability
2023 (English)In: Handbook on Climate Change and Technology, Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd. , 2023, p. 338-353Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd., 2023
National Category
Climate Research
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-348446 (URN)2-s2.0-85189598010 (Scopus ID)
Note

Part of ISBN 9781800882119, 9781800882102

QC 20240625

Available from: 2024-06-25 Created: 2024-06-25 Last updated: 2024-06-25Bibliographically approved
Urban, F. (2023). Decarbonizing energy-intensive industries: The case of the steel sector. In: Handbook on Climate Change and Technology: (pp. 237-245). Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Decarbonizing energy-intensive industries: The case of the steel sector
2023 (English)In: Handbook on Climate Change and Technology, Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd. , 2023, p. 237-245Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd., 2023
National Category
Climate Research
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-348440 (URN)2-s2.0-85189586163 (Scopus ID)
Note

Part of ISBN 9781800882119, 9781800882102

QC 20240625

Available from: 2024-06-25 Created: 2024-06-25 Last updated: 2024-06-25Bibliographically approved
Urban, F. & Nordensvärd, J. (2023). Disaster risk reduction, disaster risk management and climate change adaptation. In: Handbook on Climate Change and Technology: (pp. 390-403). Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Disaster risk reduction, disaster risk management and climate change adaptation
2023 (English)In: Handbook on Climate Change and Technology, Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd. , 2023, p. 390-403Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd., 2023
National Category
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-348230 (URN)2-s2.0-85189594178 (Scopus ID)
Note

Part of ISBN 9781800882119, 9781800882102

QC 20240624

Available from: 2024-06-24 Created: 2024-06-24 Last updated: 2024-06-24Bibliographically approved
Urban, F. & Nordensvärd, J. (2023). Handbook on climate change and technology. Edward Elgar Publishing
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2023 (English)Book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This timely Handbook presents the latest knowledge on technological innovation for climate change mitigation and adaptation. Looking beyond technical fixes, it further draws on economics, politics and sociology to explore how modern technology can contribute to effective and socially just sustainability transitions. Examining cutting-edge research on energy, transport and industry, this Handbook argues that we have the technologies and policy instruments needed to mitigate and adapt to climate change. However, for larger-scale implementation the support at the socio-economic and political levels has to be increased. Chapters further analyse the role that technology plays in key sectors, such as agriculture and forestry, in order to become more sustainable. Contributors also reflect on the position of technology in society, illustrating the wider socio-technical systems that determine the impact that new technologies can have. They call for the political will to implement and scale up technological measures to address climate change across the world. The Handbook on Climate Change and Technology will be essential reading for academics and students of climate change, energy, sustainability, and environmental governance and regulation. It will also be an invaluable resource for practitioners and policymakers seeking a deeper understanding of the role of technology in sustainability transitions.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Edward Elgar Publishing, 2023
Series
Handbook on Climate Change and Technology
National Category
Climate Research
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-348220 (URN)10.4337/9781800882119 (DOI)2-s2.0-85189595152 (Scopus ID)9781800882119 (ISBN)9781800882102 (ISBN)
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QC 20240624

Available from: 2024-06-24 Created: 2024-06-24 Last updated: 2024-06-24Bibliographically approved
Urban, F. & Nordensvärd, J. (2023). Introduction: How technology and climate change mitigation became intertwined. In: Handbook on Climate Change and Technology: (pp. 3-15). Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd.
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2023 (English)In: Handbook on Climate Change and Technology, Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd. , 2023, p. 3-15Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd., 2023
National Category
Economics Climate Research
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-347521 (URN)2-s2.0-85189579912 (Scopus ID)
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Part of ISBN  9781800882119, 9781800882102

QC 20240611

Available from: 2024-06-11 Created: 2024-06-11 Last updated: 2024-06-11Bibliographically approved
Harahap, F., Nurdiawati, A., Conti, D., Leduc, S. & Urban, F. (2023). Renewable marine fuel production for decarbonised maritime shipping: Pathways, policy measures and transition dynamics. Journal of Cleaner Production, 415, 137906-137906, Article ID 137906.
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2023 (English)In: Journal of Cleaner Production, ISSN 0959-6526, E-ISSN 1879-1786, Vol. 415, p. 137906-137906, article id 137906Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article investigates the potential of renewable and low-carbon fuel production for the maritime shipping sector, using Sweden as a case in focus. Techno-economic modelling and socio-technical transition studies are combined to explore the conditions, opportunities and barriers to decarbonising the maritime shipping industry. A set of scenarios have been developed considering demand assumptions and potential instruments such as carbon price, energy tax, and blending mandate. The study finds that there are opportunities for decarbonising the maritime shipping industry by using renewable marine fuels such as advanced biofuels (e.g., biomethanol), electrofuels (e.g., e-methanol) and hydrogen. Sweden has tremendous resource potential for bio-based and hydrogen-based renewable liquid fuel production. In the evaluated system boundary, biomethanol presents the cheapest technology option while e-ammonia is the most expensive one. Green electricity plays an important role in the decarbonisation of the maritime sector. The results of the supply chain optimisation identify the location sites and technology in Sweden as well as the trade flows to bring the fuels to where the bunker facilities are potentially located. Biomethanol and hydrogen-based marine fuels are cost-effective at a carbon price beyond 100 €/tCO2 and 200 €/tCO2 respectively. Linking back to the socio-technical transition pathways, the study finds that some shipping companies are in the process of transitioning towards using renewable marine fuels, thereby enabling niche innovations to break through the carbon lock-in and eventually alter the socio-technical regime, while other shipping companies are more resistant. Overall, there is increasing pressure from (inter)national energy and climate policy-making to decarbonise the maritime shipping industry.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier BV, 2023
Keywords
Maritime decarbonisation, Renewable marine fuels, Policy instrument, Hybrid modelling approach, Sweden
National Category
Engineering and Technology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-330354 (URN)10.1016/j.jclepro.2023.137906 (DOI)001030594600001 ()2-s2.0-85163146848 (Scopus ID)
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QC 20230629

Available from: 2023-06-29 Created: 2023-06-29 Last updated: 2023-08-03Bibliographically approved
Urban, F., Nordensvärd, J. & Kulanovic, A. (2023). Sustainable energy transitions in aviation. In: Handbook on Climate Change and Technology: (pp. 196-204). Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Sustainable energy transitions in aviation
2023 (English)In: Handbook on Climate Change and Technology, Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd. , 2023, p. 196-204Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd., 2023
National Category
Climate Research
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-348443 (URN)2-s2.0-85189599971 (Scopus ID)
Note

Part of ISBN 9781800882119, 9781800882102

QC 20240625

Available from: 2024-06-25 Created: 2024-06-25 Last updated: 2024-06-25Bibliographically approved
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