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Tatiana Filatova

15 shared publications

Centre for Studies in Technology and Sustainable Development, University of Twente, Enschede 7500 AE, The Netherlands

T. Hoppe

9 shared publications

Department of Technology and Governance for Sustainability (CSTM), Institute for Innovation and Governance Studies (IGS), Faculty of Behavioral, Management and Social Studies (BMS), University of Twente, P.O. Box 217, 7500 AE Enschede, The Netherlands

Joanne Vinke-De Kruijf

8 shared publications

University of Osnabrück, Institute of Environmental Systems Research; Osnabrück Germany

D. C. M. Augustijn

6 shared publications

Twente Water Centre, University of Twente, P.O. Box 217, 7500 AE Enschede, The Netherlands

Maarten Arentsen

6 shared publications

Department of Governance and Technology for Sustainability (CSTM), University of Twente, 7522 NB Enschede, The Netherlands

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Article 0 Reads 0 Citations Sustainability of Renewable Off-Grid Technology for Rural Electrification: A Comparative Study Using the IAD Framework Heksi Lestari, Maarten Arentsen, Hans Bressers, Budhi Gunawa... Published: 30 November 2018
Sustainability, doi: 10.3390/su10124512
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This paper analyses the implementation of renewable off-grid technologies in rural areas, especially where an extension to the national electricity grid was not considered economically feasible. Implementation of remote, stand-alone, electricity technologies as alternatives to a grid connection to provide sustainable electricity access have often failed with many planned projects not realised or abandoned. Our initial assumption was that stand-alone electricity project exhibiting higher scores on sustainability indicators would benefit communities more and make their endurance more likely. However, the impact of the stand-alone technology was often overruled or its quality weakened by government preferences wishing to realise a connection to the central electricity grid. Empirically, the study compares three cases of stand-alone micro-hydropower projects and three cases of stand-alone solar photovoltaic projects in Bogor Regency, Indonesia. It is based on qualitative document analysis, complemented by multiple rounds of semi-structured interviews and observations. The paper assesses the extent to which each project met indicators of technical, economic, social, environmental, and institutional sustainability. The paper tries to explain the endurance of the project from these sustainability scores and uses additional explanations from Ostrom’s Institutional Analysis and Development (IAD) framework. The findings show that, for the studied local communities, the attractiveness of a grid connection overrules the virtues of a stand-alone electricity project, despite its quality, successful operation and impact. Our research also shows that government policy priorities changed in the rural electrification programme for some communities. In these situations, the off-grid rural electrification programme predominantly provided only temporary access to sustainable electricity for remote local communities that remained waiting and hoping for a grid connection to connect them to fossil fuel-dominated electricity.
Article 0 Reads 0 Citations Transition to low-carbon economy: Assessing cumulative impacts of individual behavioral changes Leila Niamir, Tatiana Filatova, Alexey Voinov, Hans Bressers Published: 01 July 2018
Energy Policy, doi: 10.1016/j.enpol.2018.03.045
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Changing residential energy demand can play an essential role in transitioning to a green economy. Environmental psychology suggests that behavioral changes regarding energy use are affected by knowledge, awareness, motivation and social learning. Data on various behavioral drivers of change can explain energy use at the individual level, but it provides little information about implications for macro energy demand on regional or national levels. We address this challenge by presenting a theoretically-based and empirically-driven agent-based model to track aggregated impacts of behavioral changes among heterogeneous households. We focus on the representation of the multi-step changes in individual energy use behavior and on a quantitative assessment of their aggregated impacts on the regional level. We understand the behavioral complexity of household energy use as a dynamic process unfolding in stages, and explore the barriers for utilizing the full potential of a region for emissions reduction. We suggest a policy mix that facilitates mutual learning among consumers.
Article 0 Reads 0 Citations Towards circular economy – a wastewater treatment perspective, the Presa Guadalupe case Cesar Casiano Flores, Hans Bressers, Carina Gutierrez, Chery... Published: 21 May 2018
Management Research Review, doi: 10.1108/mrr-02-2018-0056
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Article 0 Reads 1 Citation Losing the roadmap: Renewable energy paralysis in Spain and its implications for the EU low carbon economy Patricia Martínez Alonso, Richard Hewitt, Jaime Díaz Pacheco... Published: 01 April 2016
Renewable Energy, doi: 10.1016/j.renene.2015.12.004
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Article 4 Reads 2 Citations A Shift Toward Building with Nature in the Dredging and Port Development Industries: Managerial Implications for Project... Vera Vikolainen, Hans Bressers, Kris Lulofs Published: 09 May 2014
Environmental Management, doi: 10.1007/s00267-014-0285-z
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Article 4 Reads 4 Citations How social learning influences further collaboration: experiences from an international collaborative water project Joanne Vinke-De Kruijf, Hans Bressers, Denie C. M. Augustijn Published: 01 January 2014
Ecology and Society, doi: 10.5751/es-06540-190261
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