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7 Research Items
Current research interests: Sustainable mobility, in particular user behaviour; Social acceptance of innovations, in particular renewable energies; Sustainable biomass value chains; Participative decision support.
April 2019 - December 2020
January 2013 - March 2019
Renewable energy policies have been recognized as a cornerstone in the transition toward low-emission energy systems. Media reports are an important variable in the policy-making process, interrelating politicians and the public. To understand the changes in media framing of a pioneering renewable energy support act, we collected 6,645 articles fro...
In the context of the “energy transition", national energy systems are currently undergoing fundamental structural changes. In this context, this work analyzes public acceptance of renewable energies and respective explanatory factors. It goes beyond existing studies by applying the same research design in four countries, which allows for comparati...
In the context of climate change mitigation and increasing decentralized generation of energy from renewable sources, public acceptance of renewable energy (RE) has become an important issue in energy research. Many studies have addressed public acceptance through a case-based empirical lens with rather specific conclusions for individual technolog...
Renewable energy technologies have been recognised as a cornerstone in the transition towards low emission energy systems. The German renewable energy act is considered a pioneering support policy whose example was followed by many countries. Relying on recently developed text classification models, we assess 6,645 articles from five Germany-wide n...
In the three countries bordering the Upper Rhine (Germany, France, Switzerland), the biogas sector has received strong political support as part of national strategies to increase the share of renewable energies. Because of the decentralized nature of biogas production and its potential positive and negative impacts on local communities, acceptance...
Biomass is a renewable resource that can be used as raw material, energy carrier, or feedstock for the production of a range of chemical substances. Because of the limited availability of fossil fuels, biomass demand is expected to rise sharply in the future. This constitutes a major challenge in terms of sustainable development. In particular, the...
The integrative multi-disciplinary approach of the ‘OUI Biomasse’ project deals with a systemic perspective on bio-energy within the transformation of the energy system on a regional scale. Using scenarios as a central instrument of the concept, most sustainable means of biomass utilization on the way to a cross-border biomass strategy for the trin...
The project develops a combination of statistical methods from Natural Language Processing, Changepoint analysis, graph analysis and time series modeling in order to facilitate comprehensive automated content analysis. We adapt Structural Topic Models to the needs of researchers interested in the temporal dynamics of corpus content. Methods are applied to examples of the German energy transition.
The virtual Institute of Eco-Industrial Development – IECO – is a project developed by KIT in conjunction with Universidad Austral de Chile, Universidad de Concepción and Universidad de Chile. The mission of IECO is to establish a bi-national multilateral institute for the study, research and innovation in the fields of industrial ecology and circular economy in Germany and Chile.
More information: https://www.sustainability-upperrhine.info/en/home/ Research topic: "Energy, Infrastructure and Societal Change“ Funding: European Regional Development Fund Interreg V, Duration: 01/2016 - 12/2018