Background and activities
Marianne Ryghaug, holds a PhD in Political Science and is full Professor of Science and Technology Studies at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. She is Deputy Director of Centre for Studies of Sustainable Energy (CenSES), a national centre for environment-friendly energy research. She has been engaged in energy and climate related research since 1999 and has published widely on these topics in top international journals. Her areas of expertise include energy and climate policy, sustainability transitions and innovation policy, and studies of users, practices and public engagement. Ryghaug has a long track record for scholarly as well as practical experience with interdisciplinary research and research collaboration with industry and public authorities, both nationally and internationally. The last years her research has particularly been focused on research related to the development, implementation and use of smart grids, smart homes and electric vehicles. nergy and climate policy, energy and everyday life, energy use and building design, the cultural dynamics of new renewable energy technologies, environmental communication, science and innovation policy.
Current Research Projects
MATCH: Markets, actors and technologies – A comparative study of smart grids solutions (ERA-net Smart grids plus, 2016-2018). See: http://www.match-project.eu/
INVADE Integrated electric vehicles and batteries to empower distributed and centralised storage in distribution grids (H2020, 2017-2019) http://h2020invade.eu/
SHAPE-ENERGY Social Sciences and Humanities for Advancing Policy in European Energy (Horizon 2020, 2017-2019) https://shapeenergy.eu/
Current Research Center Involvement
CenSES Center for sustianable energy studies (Norwegian research council, 2011-2019)
CINELDI Center for intelligent electricity distribution (Norwegian Research Council, 2016-2024)
Previous research projects
IHSMAG Integrating Households in the Smart Grid http://old.sbi.dk/ihsmag
Climate knowledge on the road. Scientific knowledge, transdiciplinarity and the performance of expertise.
Preparing for a rainy day: Configuring climate science for future society
Strategies for commercialisation and market development of new renewableenergy-technology
Building markets, shaping policy? The role of economics in energy policy and energy use
Professionalism and pragmatism? The management of environmental knowledge and interdisciplinarity in consulting companies
ECar, A strategy for electrification of road transport in Norway
Coping with the threat of climate change: technological strategies and cultural
Aesthetics versus energy efficiency. The role of architects in the building designing process
Full list of publications:
Links to older projects:
- Building markets, shaping policy? The role of economics in energy policy and energy use
- Climate knowledge on the road. Scientific knowledge, transdiciplinarity and the performance of expertise
- Professionalism and pragmatism? The management of environmental knowledge and interdisciplinarity in consulting companies
- Strategies for commercialisation and market development of new renewableenergy-technology
- ECar, A strategy for electrification of road transport in Norway
- Preparing for a rainy day: Configuring climate science for future society
Scientific, academic and artistic work
A selection of recent journal publications, artistic productions, books, including book and report excerpts. See all publications in the database
- (2018) Creating energy citizenship through material participation. Social Studies of Science. vol. 48 (2).
- (2017) User perceptions of EVs and the role of EVs in the transition to low-carbon mobility. Eceee ... summer study proceedings.
- (2017) With license to build: Chinese offshore wind firms rejecting European certificates. Technology Analysis & Strategic Management. vol. 29 (7).
- (2017) Users, design and the role of feedback technologies in the Norwegian energy transition: An empirical study and some radical challenges. Energy Research & Social Science. vol. 25.
- (2017) From consumer to prosumer. Enrolling users into a Norwegian PV pilot. Eceee ... summer study proceedings.
- (2016) Concerned consumption. Global warming changing household domestication of energy. Energy Policy. vol. 98.
- (2016) Creating transitions to electric road transport in Norway: The role of user imaginaries. Energy Research & Social Science. vol. 17.
- (2015) Embedding smart energy technology in built environments: A comparative study of four smart grid demonstration projects. Indoor + Built Environment. vol. 24 (7).
- (2015) A traveler’s guide to smart grids and the social sciences. Energy Research & Social Science. vol. 9.
- (2015) Democracy or war? The communication of the climate issue online. Nordic Journal of Science and Technology Studies. vol. 3 (1).
- (2015) Material participation and the smart grid: Exploring different modes of articulation. Energy Research & Social Science. vol. 9.
- (2014) Public attitudes towards renewable energy technologies in Norway. The role of party preferences. Energy Policy. vol. 67.
- (2014) A transformative practice? Meaning, competence, and material aspects of driving electric cars in Norway. Nature and Culture. vol. 9 (2).
- (2014) "Assembling climate knowledge - the role of local expertise". Nordic Journal of Science and Technology Studies. vol. 2 (2).
- (2012) The appropriation of the climate change problem among road managers: fighting in the trenches of the real world. Climatic Change. vol. 114 (3-4).
- (2011) Obstacles to sustainable development: The destabilisation of climate change knowledge. Sustainable Development. vol. 19 (3).
- (2011) Making sense of global warming: Norwegians appropriating knowledge of anthropogenic climate change. Public Understanding of Science. vol. 20 (6).
- (2010) The Global Warming of Climate Science: Climategate and the Construction of Scientific Facts. International Studies in the Philosophy of Science. vol. 24 (3).
- (2009) How energy efficiency fails in the building industry. Energy Policy. vol. 37 (3).
- (2009) Achieving a balanced view? A comparative analysis of newspaper coverage of climate change in Norway and Sweden, 2002 -2008. IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environment.