Negotiating contested visions and place-specific expectations of the hydrogen economy
Eames, M, Mcdowall, W, Hodson, M and Marvin, S 2006, 'Negotiating contested visions and place-specific expectations of the hydrogen economy' , Technology Analysis & Strategic Management, 18 (3-4) , pp. 361-374.Full text not available from this repository.
This paper explores the role of the `hydrogen economy' as a guiding vision encompassing multiple contested technological futures, value judgements and problem framings. Hydrogen visions draw upon six overarching and competing narrative themes: power and independence; community empowerment and democratisation; ecotopia; hydrogen as technical fix; inevitability and technical progress; and `staying in the race'. In other words the hydrogen economy possesses great interpretive flexibility. This, it is argued, is the key to hydrogen's rhetorical power, allowing it to become a space in which divergent interests and agendas are promoted. Turning to issues of scale and place, the case of London is used to document the dynamics of expectations: how the open flexible guiding vision of a hydrogen economy must inevitably be re-invented and grounded in local agendas and contexts if its promise is to become realised.
|Themes:||Built and Human Environment|
|Schools:||Schools > School of the Built Environment
Schools > School of the Built Environment > Centre for Urban Processes, Resilient Infrastructures & Sustainable Environments (UPRISE)
|Journal or Publication Title:||Technology Analysis & Strategic Management|
|Publisher:||Taylor & Francis|
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|Date Deposited:||22 Jul 2011 16:02|
|Last Modified:||01 Dec 2015 00:01|
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