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 and leads the Center for Energy, Climate and Environment at the Department of Interdisiplinay studies of Culture, NTNU. She was Co-Director of Centre for Studies of Sustainable Energy (CenSES), a national centre for environment-friendly energy research from 2009-2019. 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 sociotechnical transions in the areas of smart grids, smart homes and cities, electric vehicles, transportation and sustainable mobility. Her research interest is in the interface between public participation and engagement, innovation and technology development and energy and climate policy.
Current Research Projects and Research Center involvement
- Energy-SHIFTS Energy Social sciences & Humanities Innovation Forum Targeting the SET-Plan (EU H2020, 2019-2021) https://energy-shifts.eu
- DRIVERS Digitalization of the road sector and its consequences: the role of driving(Norwegian Research Council, 2018-2022) https://driversproject.org/
- CINELDI Center for intelligent electricity distribution (Norwegian Research Council, 2016 2024) https://www.sintef.no/projectweb/cineldi/
- NTRANS: Norwegian Centre for Energy Transition Strategies (Research Council of Norway, Starting October 2019 -2017) https://www.ntnu.edu/ntrans
- D4S: Digitalization for Sustainability: Home - D4S (digitalization-for-sustainability.com)
- Social License to Automate (IEA Users TCP DSM) Social License to Automate – UsersTCP
Full list of publications: https://wo.cristin.no/as/WebObjects/cristin.woa/wa/fres?sort=ar&pnr=39728&la=no&action=sok
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
- (2021) Diverging pathways to port sustainability: How social processes shape and direct transition work. Technological Forecasting and Social Change. vol. 166:120595.
- (2021) Actors in energy transitions. Transformative potentials at the intersection between Norwegian port and transport systems. Energy Research & Social Science. vol. 72.
- (2021) Flexibility poverty: ‘locked-in’ flexibility practices and electricity use among students. Energy Sources, Part B: Economics, Planning and Policy.
- (2021) Is local always best? Social acceptance of small hydropower projects in Norway. International Journal of Sustainable Energy Planning and Management. vol. 31.
- (2020) Expanding the scope and implications of energy research: A guide to key themes and concepts from the Social Sciences and Humanities. Energy Research & Social Science. vol. 63:101398.
- (2020) European island imaginaries: Examining the actors, innovations, and renewable energy transitions of 8 islands. Energy Research & Social Science. vol. 65.
- (2020) Sociotechnical agendas: Reviewing future directions for energy and climate research. Energy Research & Social Science. vol. 70 (101617).
- (2020) Diversifying diversity: Inclusive engagement, intersectionality, and gender identity in a European Social Sciences and Humanities Energy research project. Energy Research & Social Science. vol. 62.
- (2019) The role of competences, engagement, and devices in configuring the impact of prices in energy demand response: Findings from three smart energy pilots with households. Energy Policy.
- (2019) The role of practical, cognitive and symbolic factors in the successful implementation of battery electric vehicles in Norway. Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice. vol. 130.
- (2019) Should All Cars Be Electric by 2025? The Electric Car Debate in Europe. Sustainability. vol. 11 (7).
- (2019) The Role of Experiments and Demonstration Projects in Efforts of Upscaling: An Analysis of Two Projects Attempting to Reconfigure Production and Consumption in Energy and Mobility. Sustainability. vol. 11 (20).
- (2019) Det fleksible mennesket 2.0: Om sosiale relasjoner i fremtidens digitale elektrisitetssystem. Norsk sosiologisk tidsskrift. vol. 3 (3).
- (2019) Temporal echoes and cross-geography policy effects: Multiple levels of transition governance and the electric vehicle breakthrough. Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions.
- (2018) Green and gendered? Cultural perspectives on the road towards electric vehicles in Norway. Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment.
- (2018) Creating energy citizenship through material participation. Social Studies of Science. vol. 48 (2).
- (2018) Orchestrating households as collectives of participation in the distributed energy transition: New empirical and conceptual insights. Energy Research & Social Science. vol. 46.
- (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.