Governance for the energy transition: Practice of transition management in the Netherlands

Derk Loorbach, R (Rutger) van der Brugge, M (Mattijs) Taanman

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A fundamental transformation of our current energy system in the future is inevitable. To this end, this paper presents a 'fresh' perspective on the Dutch energy field based on transition theory. From this perspective, a number of starting points are suggested for energy transition management in order to influence the speed and direction of the energy transition. In the second part of this paper, these principles are used to reflect upon the way the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs is currently applying transition management. As such, this paper itself is part of the ongoing co-production of knowledge between science and policy, that emerged over the past few years in the Netherlands with regard to transition management.
Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Pages (from-to)294-315
Number of pages22
JournalInternational Journal of Environmental Technology and Management
Issue number2/3
Publication statusPublished - 2008

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