UNDERSTANDING CARBON LOCK-IN OF ENERGY AND INFORMATION SYSTEMS
I hold a PhD from the Technical Faculty of IT & Design of Aalborg University in Denmark. My doctoral dissertation focuses on why the global use of fossil fuels continues to increase when the urgency of a transformation to renewable energy is obvious. In two case studies, I examine how carbon lock-in takes place in the making of information and energy infrastructure. Case study A examines the approval process around the Danish-British electric interconnector project Viking Link. Case study B looks at the pursuit of peer-to-peer electricity trading enabled by the information technology blockchain.
Professor Frede Hvelplund, Department of Planning, Aalborg University, Denmark
Professor Inge Røpke (Chair), Department of Planning, Aalborg University (DK)
Professor Dominic Boyer, Rice University (US)
Professor Catherine Mitchell, University of Exeter (UK)
Date of PhD Viva: June 10, 2020.
Moderator: Senior Advisor Margrethe Holm Andersen, Department of Politics and Society, Aalborg University (DK)
PAPERS OF THE DISSERTATION
Along with the extended cover essay, three papers comprise my PhD dissertation:
OTHER PAPERS AND PUBLICATIONS
During the PhD period, I have also published in a German journal and a German newspaper:
Kirsten Hasberg talks to Dominic Boyer, anthropologist and author of Energopolitics: Wind and Power in the Anthroprocene, and to Colin Koopman, philosopher and author of How We Became our Data: A Genealogy of the Informational Person.