Bridging the implementation gap: Combining backcasting and policy analysis to study renewable energy in urban road transport
2015 (English)In: Transport Policy, ISSN 0967-070X, Vol. 37, 72-82 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
This paper combines backcasting and policy analysis to identify the opportunities for and barriers to the increased use of renewable energy and energy-efficient vehicles in an urban road transport system, namely, that of Stockholm, Sweden, in 2030. The combination of methods could bridge the implementation gap between scenario-based research and actual policy implementation and thus increase the chances of research being implemented in practice. In the case study, backcasting identifies a need for diverse fuels and vehicles and for immediate policy action. However, analysis of policy integration demonstrates that such action is unlikely given current policy structures. The fundamental lack of integration between energy and transport policy obstructs measures to increase the use of renewable fuels and more energy-efficient vehicles, which in turn obstructs the reduction of CO2 emissions from transport. The combination of backcasting and policy analysis is demonstrated to improve our understanding of the prerequisites for transitioning to a system based on renewable energy, and could thus be useful in further research.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2015. Vol. 37, 72-82 p.
Urban road transport, Renewable fuels, Energy efficiency, Transport policy, Energy policy, Scenario studies
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary Energy Systems
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-112506DOI: 10.1016/j.tranpol.2014.10.014ISI: 000347594100008OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-112506DiVA: diva2:766951
FunderSwedish Energy Agency