Energy system transformation and inertia in the UK: a discourse-institutional perspective

Genus, Audley, Iskandarova, Marfuga and Champagnie, Leigh (2019) Energy system transformation and inertia in the UK: a discourse-institutional perspective. In: Buscher, Christian , Schippl, Jens and Sumpf, Patrick, (eds.) Energy as a sociotechnical problem: an interdisciplinary perspective on control, change and action in energy transitions. London, U.K. : Routledge. (Routledge studies in energy transitions) ISBN 9781138735828 (In Press)

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This chapter applies a discursive institutional perspective to investigate processes of institutional change and inertia in relation to transformation of the energy system. The chapter draws on previous work conducted by the authors on the development of approaches to institutional analysis as a means to interrogate recent UK policy and energy system developments. It is informed by new empirical data collected by the authors through over sixty interviews conducted with a wide range of actors relevant to institutional innovation and energy system transformation in the UK. The analysis of this data reveals salient themes relevant to the promotion and uptake of energy generated from renewable energy sources via a range of generation technologies. In conclusion, the chapter affirms the role that a discursive institutional perspective can play in identifying how new organizational forms and energy generation/user practices are being created and legitimized.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: discourse institutions; institutional entrepreneurship; legitimacy; renewable energy; system transformation
Research Area: Business and management studies
Geography and environmental studies
Faculty, School or Research Centre: Kingston Business School > Small Business Research Centre
Depositing User: Audley Genus
Date Deposited: 02 Jul 2018 13:23
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2018 13:23

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