NTNU Interdisciplinary Studies of Culture Sociology KULT2211 Energy, Environment and Society I Autumn 7,5
The course provides an introduction to social science perspectives on issues related to energy and the environment. It focuses on the following main issues: An historical overview of the Norwegian energy system, the development of energy technologies, energy supply and energy policy. Political strategies for sustainable energy. Processes of innovation, commercialisation and technological change. The understanding of energy users in technological design and in policy instruments. Energy actors and their role in the making of a more sustainable production and consumption of energy. Strategies for climate adapation. Energy, sustainability and democracy.