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Technology Roadmaps for Transition Management: The Case of Hydrogen Energy


Technology roadmaps are increasingly used by governments to inform and promote technological transitions, such as a transition to a hydrogen energy system. This paper develops a framework for understanding how current roadmapping practice relates to emerging theories of the governance of systems innovation. In applying this framework to a case study of hydrogen roadmaps, the paper finds that roadmapping for transitions needs to place greater emphasis on ensuring good quality and transparent analytic and participatory procedures. To be most useful, roadmaps should be embedded within institutional structures that enable the incorporation of learning and re-evaluation, but in practice most transition roadmaps are one-off exercises

Funding source: This paper was produced as part of the UK Sustainable Hydrogen Energy Consortium. Funding from the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council is gratefully acknowledged
Related subjects: Policy & Socio-Economics
Countries: United Kingdom

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