- Human Geography
- Science & Technology Studies (STS)
- Political Science
- Innovation studies
- Engineering Science
We aim to improve the understanding of the dynamics and interdependencies between technology, economics, society and the environment in the energy transition; and develop solutions for the complex challenges of creating a coherent enabling environment for the deployment and integration of wind energy, and for a responsible and sustainable technological development.
We work towards a sustainable and just energy system that integrates renewable technologies, multiple sectors, diverse actors, and provides affordable and fair energy to everybody – with wind energy as its backbone. We perform multi-disciplinary social science research in the technological, economic and societal nexus of wind energy. We use qualitative and quantitative methods, empirical data, interviews, case studies, financial modelling, socio-economic and policy analysis to study wind energy project development, environmental impacts, social interactions, markets, policy, and industry processes.
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