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On this blog the team of the Energy Transtition Lab provides insightes into their ongoing work. We blog about events such as conferences, workshops or other exciting interactions with stakeholders. This is also a place to share thoughts and ideas about ongoing research or research ideas. It is meant as creative outlet and platform to facilitate communication with anyone interested in what we do. For feedback and inquiries you can contact the Energy Transition Lab.

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Energy transition: yes GHGs reduction but also social inequality reduction

The energy transition is commonly framed as a shift from a fossil-fueled to a zero-carbon-fueled energy system (IRENA, 2020). However, climate change is not the only issue that our society faces, as clearly stated by the United Nations with the Sustainable Development Goals. Many societies across the globe face socio-economic inequality issues such as poverty, …

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    The road to risky research in a safe environment

    In April 2020, we founded the TPM Energy Transition Lab at Delft University of Technology. At the start, the dean of our faculty (Technology, Policy, and Management) challenged us to color outside the lines and to not be too afraid of failure. We translated this into a motto for the ET Lab: “Risky research in a safe environment”.

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      Two paths one goal

      How to break path dependency? That is my starting point. Path dependency refers to the idea that past decisions determine or at least influence present and future options and decisions. An example; the educational path you chose has an effect on the jobs you will be qualified for. A change might be possible, but there …

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      International system dynamics conference

      The International System Dynamics Conference 2021 is the first conference I participated working for Delft Technical University. I submitted work about transition and human behavior. Because my work was not yet that well developed, I submitted to the feedback session. I was hoping to get feedback from experienced system dynamics practitioners. Already in preparation for …

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      Transition / transformation / adaptation?

      In another blog I will discuss my struggle with the transition-term. However, in this blog post I will show you what the TPM ETLab team discussed during a workshop, which took place on the 13th of July 2021. I facilitated the workshop, provided tasks that should help me to get an outside perspective on transition …

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      How it all began

      As you can see on the Energy Transition Lab webpage, one of the aims is to provide a save space for risky research. This is the dream for many researchers, I would argue. Risky means that you may perform research which does not lead to publishable output. In the scientific community all too often only …

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