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Analysing stakeholders’ perspectives towards a socio-technical change: The energy transition journey in Gela Municipality

Unitelma Sapienza, University of Rome, Viale Regina Elena 291, Italy

Topical Section: Bioenergy and Biofuel

This article investigates the perspectives of involved stakeholders in supporting niche empowering processes necessary for a sustainable energy transitions. It analyses these perspectives by focusing on a concrete example of an on-going transition from fossil fuel to bio-based technologies, namely the case of Gela (Italy). Based on semi-structured interviews conducted with private and public stakeholders, our findings allowed the identification of potential pathways in supporting the empowerment of the investigated energy niche. Among them we can recall: Information campaigns; scientific and technological collaborations, tax relief and production incentives; infrastructural investments; training courses for advanced biorefineries; simplification of administrative procedures.
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Keywords sustainable energy transitions; strategic niche management; AMP framework; biorefinery

Citation: Pasquale Marcello Falcone. Analysing stakeholders’ perspectives towards a socio-technical change: The energy transition journey in Gela Municipality. AIMS Energy, 2018, 6(4): 645-657. doi: 10.3934/energy.2018.4.645

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