Wind power and export of electricity are controversial topics. Understanding what makes them controversial can lead to improved regulations and more broadly acceptable solutions.
Renewable energy | Norwegian climate policy | Wind power | Acceptance
Acceptance and opposition in climate policies
Higher meat prices, road tolls and carbon taxes: These are some of the climate policy measures that invite the strongest opposition from people. CICERO's research takes a closer look at what people are more and less willing to accept.
Norwegian climate policy
eLife - how to circulate more electronics
Consumption of electrical and electronic products (e-products) in households contributes to increasing amounts of hazardous EE waste, environmental damage and greenhouse gas emissions. While actors within business, voluntary organizations and the public sector have increasingly been driving forces to implement strategies for a more circular economy, consumers have been far less involved.
POPCLIM: Right-wing populism and the political feasibility of climate policy
This project seeks to understand the relationship between right-wing populism (RWP) and opposition to climate science and policy, and to identify climate policy options that are politically feasible even in electorates inclined to support RWP.
International climate policy | Norwegian climate policy | Acceptance
In January 2021, the Norwegian government presented an ambitious plan to reduce Norway's climate emissions by up to 55 percent by 2030 compared with 1990 (Ministry of Climate and Environment 2021). To achieve this, transport policy must support comprehensive emission reductions that are at the same time perceived as sufficiently fair that it can be maintained over time. This is the starting point in the collaborative project SUSTAIN.
Transport | Climate transition in Norwegian municipalities | Acceptance
Flexible electricity use in households: barriers, opportunities and effects (FLEXEFFECT)
The project will meet the urgent need for social science research on flexible electricity policy and technology in Norway.
Renewable energy | Energy consumption | Energy policy in Norway | Just transition
SHAREON - sharing economy - motivations, barriers and climate effects
SHAREON was a project that looked at the sharing economy and what climate effects sharing can have for both those involved in a project and society around.
Circular economy | Climate transition in Norwegian municipalities
Politically Feasible Renewable Energy Development: The Role of Public Acceptance
Politically Feasible Renewable Energy Development: The Role of Public Acceptance.
The over-arching task of this project is to study the political feasibility of the low carbon energy policy transition initiated by the EU. In order to adopt and implement efficient policies at the regional, national and local level, public acceptance for policy change will be crucial.
Renewable energy | Acceptance
Climate and society
In the Climate and society group, we do research on and for transformation processes towards a low-emission and climatically adapted society. In doing so, we analyze interactions between relevant processes and actors at different scales in order to produce high-quality research that is applicable for various societal actors.