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UK natural gas system integration in the making, 1960-2010: Complexity, transitional uncertainties and uncertain transitions

Arapostathis, Stathis, Pearson, Peter J. G. and Foxon, Timothy J. 2014. UK natural gas system integration in the making, 1960-2010: Complexity, transitional uncertainties and uncertain transitions. Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions 11 , pp. 87-102. 10.1016/j.eist.2014.01.004

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Abstract

The article focuses on the development of the natural gas system in the UK from its establishment to the present day, as an analogue for the challenges of integrating large, infrastructural technical systems for a sustainability transition. It is inscribed within the multilevel perspective approach yet concentrates on ‘system integration’ as a complex and uncertain socio-technical process. The case study focuses on two interrelated transitions in order to provide a co-evolutionary and comprehensive understanding of the uncertainties in system development and integration faced by the UK natural gas industry. Through thick historical analysis of the gas grid transition we provide insights into the sustainability of similar network technology transitions. At the same time we contribute to complex systems modelling approaches (broadly defined to include quantitative and qualitative modelling) by unravelling the roles and agencies of actors, institutions and technologies in the modelling and making of sustainability transitions.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Architecture
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
Uncontrolled Keywords: Co-evolution; Governance; Institutions; Natural gas network; System integration
Additional Information: Online publication date: 26 February 2014.
Publisher: Elsevier
ISSN: 2210-4224
Funders: EPSRC
Last Modified: 19 Feb 2019 15:02
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/58217

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