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Veronique Vasseur   Dr.  University Lecturer 
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Veronique Vasseur published an article in January 2018.
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René Kemp

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School of Business and Economics, United Nations University-MERIT/Maastricht University, 6211AX Maastricht, The Netherlands

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Article 6 Reads 2 Citations Drivers of urban and rural residential energy consumption in China from the perspectives of climate and economic effects Hong-Guang Nie, René Kemp, Jin-Hua Xu, Veronique Vasseur, Yi... Published: 01 January 2018
Journal of Cleaner Production, doi: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2017.11.117
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Article 4 Reads 6 Citations Structural decomposition analysis of energy-related CO2 emissions in China from 1997 to 2010 Hongguang Nie, René Kemp, David Font Vivanco, Véronique Vass... Published: 08 February 2016
Energy Efficiency, doi: 10.1007/s12053-016-9427-x
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Article 4 Reads 1 Citation A segmentation analysis: the case of photovoltaic in the Netherlands Véronique Vasseur, René Kemp Published: 14 March 2015
Energy Efficiency, doi: 10.1007/s12053-015-9340-8
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The paper presents the results of a survey analysis into the adoption and non-adoption of solar PV in Dutch households. It is based on a survey under 817 households undertaken in 2012. Households are aggregated into 4 groups based on whether the adoption is voluntary or involuntary (when people buy a house with solar panels) and whether or not the household can be considered a potential adopter or rejecter. For these four groups, we study and compare the characteristics of adopters and nonadopters of solar PV. Non-adopters are broken down in two groups: rejecters and potential adopters. The segmentation analysis gives more specific insight in the adoption of PV but can also be used to insight in the adoption of other technologies and/or in other countries.
CONFERENCE-ARTICLE 5 Reads 0 Citations The Role of Users in Socio-Technical Transitions – Local Energy Initiative Photovoltaic Véronique Vasseur Published: 05 November 2013
The 3rd World Sustainability Forum, doi: 10.3390/wsf3-e006
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Local energy initiatives (LEI) are self-supporting participatory energy generation projects in which for example solar energy is produced in the vicinity of the participants. This means that a participant is both the producer and the consumer of the solar electricity (prosumer) and that the electricity is produced in the vicinity of its users. During the last years, the emergence of these initiatives in the Netherlands has shown a substantial growth. Due to their recent emergence little is known about the factors that stimulate or hamper the appearance and development of this phenomenon. In this paper, we investigate whether a LEI based upon active users can drive the diffusion of PV in the Netherlands and in broader view whether these initiatives can foster the transition from a fossil-fuel based system to a more sustainable energy based system. The neighborhood Biesland in Maastricht is used as a case study and shows throught the use of a questionnaire that there is a demand for such a product.
Article 0 Reads 0 Citations The role of policy in the evolution of technological innovation systems for photovoltaic power in Germany and the Nether... Veronique Vasseur, Rene Kemp Published: 01 January 2011
International Journal of Technology, Policy and Management, doi: 10.1504/ijtpm.2011.042089
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CONFERENCE-ARTICLE 4 Reads 0 Citations A Segmentation Model for Technological Innovations: The Case of PV in the Netherlands Veronique Vasseur Published: 20 October 2012
doi: 10.3390/wsf2-01007
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The transition from a fossil-fuel based system to a sustainable energy based system is required in order to counteract environmental problems and achieve a more sustainable future. The multi-level perspective (MLP) and the technological innovation systems (TIS) framework are used as analytical frameworks to describe, understand and analyze the changes associated with technological transitions. In both frameworks the heterogeneity of users is ill-considered. User requirements will differ among users in ways that are unknown to the provider of the innovation, at least initially. Users have functional needs and aspirations as humans. It is important to inquire into the needs, ways of thinking and cultural meaning of products, as they are an integral part of transition processes. Especially in the domain of adoption of sustainable energy technologies there is little scientific research from a user perspective. The adoption of sustainable energy technology is determined from the number of individuals or households that decide to adopt or reject that technology under a specific set of conditions. Instead of looking at what technology can do for people, this research puts user behavior into a daily context as a starting point in order to find out which kinds of people use the technology? Can groups of technology users be recognized that are for example 'green buyers' or \'materialists\'? And what kind of people are they. The preference of individuals for example on climate change gives insight in factors that are likely to determine groups of users. In this research, we use a lifestyle perspective to analyze whether users of PV have similar personal values and lifestyles. We focus on PV as it is one of the most promising low carbon energy sources. While the worldwide application of PV is growing fast the Netherlands is lacking behind. So, the objective of this study is to identify a small number of relatively homogeneous groups of technological users, based on their adoption or rejection of a specific technological innovation. By taken into account different segmentation models of the Dutch population which are used in the building market in the Netherlands, we introduce a segmentation model which can be used for analyzing the diffusion of technological innovations, in particular PV. The introduced model allows us to answer the question whether adopters and non adopters consider the same or different attributes.