From riches to rags : biofuels, media discourses and resistance to sustainable energy technologies

F.H. Sengers, R.P.J.M. Raven, A. Venrooij

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This study aims to open the black box of resistance to sustainable energy technologies by analyzing (shifts in) media discourse. To this end, media coverage on biofuels in the Netherlands between 2000 and 2008 is analyzed by means of combining novel quantitative approaches with practitioner interviews. The quantitative analyses reveal the dynamics in the content of media discourse, but also its underlying structure in the form of two axes, each representing opposite socio-cognitive frames: ‘techno-economic vs. social–ecological’ and ‘regional vs. global’. In-depth interviews with key practitioners in the Dutch biofuels field support these finding and provide additional insights with regard to (a) perceived shifts in media coverage; (b) cognitive pluralism; (c) the politics involved; and (d) resistance in practice. Keywords: Biofuels; Resistance; Discourse analysis
Originele taal-2Engels
Pagina's (van-tot)5013-5027
Aantal pagina's15
TijdschriftEnergy Policy
Volume38
Nummer van het tijdschrift9
DOI's
StatusGepubliceerd - 2010

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