Niche accumulation and hybridisation strategies in transition processes towards a sustainable energy system: An assessment of differences and pitfalls

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Abstract

This paper assesses two patterns in transition processes for using them as strategies towards a sustainable energy system, i.e., niche accumulation and hybridisation. Both play important but different roles in transitions. The expected success of these strategies depends on the innovation's history and the innovation context. The different strategies are illustrated with several examples from the energy domain.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2390-2400
Number of pages11
JournalEnergy Policy
Volume35
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2007
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Hybridisation
  • Niche accumulation
  • Transition strategies

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