NTRANS focuses on the role of the energy system in the decarbonisation of sectors such as energy, transport, industry, and buildings, as well as our everyday lives.

NTRANS is one of the social science-related FME centres  -studying the role of the energy system in the transition to the zero-emission society. EOV partners HVL and NHH are both part of the Centre which is hosted by NTNU

New practices, increased citizen engagement, and changes in behavior are vital in order to stimulate demand for low-carbon solutions, to create political legitimacy, and to mobilize the resources needed for the transition.

The research will build a knowledge base for the road to and the consequences of deep and rapid energy conversion for different groups in society. An important part of this is to find out how the restructuring can be done fairly and democratically, while at the same time providing business opportunities for innovation and value creation from Norwegian resources.

The center will bring together sociology, political science, economics, economic geography, science and technology studies, innovation studies.

For more information contact NTRANS research Director Mette Bjørndalen at NHH