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Friday, 18 September 2015

9.00                                     Welcome

Energy transitions – the crucial relevance of incumbent and challenger dynamics

Chair                                  Miranda Schreurs, FFU Berlin

9.00 - 9.20                           Catherine Mitchell, University of Exeter:
                                           Governance and transition to a sustainable energy system:
                                           how institutions, rules and incentives in Great Britain support
                                           the current system and undermine change

9.20 – 9.40                           Guri Bang, CICERO, Oslo:
                                           From Emissions to Extraction - keeping fossil fuels in the
                                           ground: Understanding under what conditions and through
                                           which means transitions away from economic dependence
                                           on fossil fuel extraction might occur in Norway                    

9.40 – 10.20                         discussion

10.20 – 10.40                       coffee break


The role of governmental policies in destabilizing or stabilizing lock-in mechanisms

Chair                                  Kerstin Tews, FFU Berlin

10.40 – 11.00                       Sandra Wassermann, Zirius, Stuttgart:
                                           Current challenges of Germany’s energy transition project:
                                           the case of direct marketing – Competing strategies of
                                           challengers and incumbents, and the role of government

11.00 – 11.20                       Elin Lerum BoassonCICERO, Oslo:
                                          Conflicts between logics in the Norwegian field of stationary
                                          energy and their influence on the Norwegian
                                          renewable energy support scheme – the role of government

11.20 – 11.40                       Short Input of Kerstin Tews (FFU) on fundamental shifts of
                                          the Renewable Energy Law in Germany

11.40 – 12.20                       discussion

12.20 – 13.10                       lunch break


Prominent incumbent-challenger dynamics in energy transitions on the national and international level

Renewables versus coal and nuclear

Chair                                  Guri Bang CICERO, Oslo

13.10 – 13.30                       Gregor Kungl, Stuttgart University:
                                           The Incumbent German Power Companies in a Changing
                                           Environment. A Comparison of E.ON, RWE, EnBW and
                                           Vattenfall from 1998 to 2013

13.30 – 13.50                       Aaron Atteridge and Claudia Strambo, Stockholm
                                           Environment Institute SEI:
                                           Political economy, geopolitics or socio-technical transitions:
                                           An analytical framework for understanding action,
                                           inaction and opportunities for change in the fossil fuel sector

13.50 – 14.10                       Sascha Müller-Kraenner, DUH:
                                           Transitioning from a coal based regional economy to news
                                           sustainable business models – how citizens and local
                                           stakeholders can shape their own future

14.10 – 14.30                       Benedicte Solaas, Norwegian Oil and Gas Association:
                                           The future of European gas supplied by Norway in the
                                           European energy transition, in the medium- and long term

14.30 – 15.00                       discussion

15.00 – 15.20                       coffee break

The role of new players for decentralised experimentation in transitions

Chair                                  Miranda Schreurs, FFU Berlin

15.20 – 15.40                       Dörte Ohlhorst, FFU Berlin:
                                           The role of municipalities, regions and sub-national states in
                                           the German Energiewende - challenging the regime from

15.40 – 16.00                       Susanne Strauch, CEO Ahrtal-Werke:
Insights into motivations and hurdles for a re-municipalization
                                           of a utility company - the case of Ahrtal-Werke

16.00 – 16.20                       Philipp Späth, Freiburg University:
                                           Global challengers can be local incumbents:
                                           About the district heating system in Freiburg and lock-in


Governmental challenges and policy needs

16.20                                   concluding discussion

17.00                                   end of the workshop