Positive Energy Districts in Europe: one size does not fit all

Derkenbaeva, E., Yoo, H.K., Hofstede, G.J., Galanakis, K. ORCID: 0000-0002-1320-2475 and Ackrill, R. ORCID: 0000-0002-0739-1812, 2022. Positive Energy Districts in Europe: one size does not fit all. In: IEEE ISC2 2022: 8th IEEE International Smart Cities Conference 2022. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. ISBN 9781665485616

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The success of decarbonisation will largely depend on how the policies on energy transition are introduced, implemented, and subsequently received by the targeted entities. This study uncovers possible ways of enabling a regulatory framework for achieving Positive Energy Districts (PEDs) based on the local context with a human-centred focus. We address the four prerequisites of the PED pathway and discuss cultural configurations to explore how they affect the energy transition in three of the case studies – Amsterdam, Vienna, and Lisbon – to demonstrate differences in their contexts. The analysis in this study is based on the primary data, collected via semi-structured interviews conducted with stakeholders from the observed regions. The interviews were a foresight exercise, where the participants proposed desired pathways towards the development of PEDs. Based on their different cultural configuration context, we posit that distinct approaches in energy transition are essential for the effective formation of PEDs. We argue that policy interventions on decarbonisation should be tailored to different situations and bringing the cultural perspective into policy design is one way of incorporating the differences in contexts. As the policies are implemented at different governmental levels, future research on to what extent the differences in cultural configurations play role in multi-level governance in decarbonisation will be important.

Item Type: Chapter in book
Description: Paper presented at the 8th IEEE International Smart Cities Conference 2022, Aliathon Resort, Paphos, Cyprus, 26-29 September 2022.
Creators: Derkenbaeva, E., Yoo, H.K., Hofstede, G.J., Galanakis, K. and Ackrill, R.
Publisher: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Date: September 2022
ISBN: 9781665485616
Rights: © 2022 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. Permission from IEEE must be obtained for all other uses, in any current or future media, including reprinting/republishing this material for advertising or promotional purposes, creating new collective works, for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or reuse of any copyrighted component of this work in other works.
Divisions: Schools > Nottingham Business School
Record created by: Jonathan Gallacher
Date Added: 08 Jun 2022 09:54
Last Modified: 23 May 2023 08:07
URI: https://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/46423

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