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Building the hydrogen highway: the visions of a large-scale hydrogen project in Norway
Stein Rokkan Centre for Social Studies, Bergen, Norway.
2008 (English)In: Sociological research online, ISSN 1360-7804, E-ISSN 1360-7804, Vol. 13, no 3Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper focuses on the visions incorporated by the Hydrogen Road in Norway ( HyNor) project. This is a large-scale project that aims to demonstrate real life implementation of hydrogen in the transport sector in Norway. The starting point of the analysis is that visions play an important role in technological projects. Visions carry, communicate and construct valid practices and meanings in technology. Consequently, visions in technological projects should be a matter of analysis. The following paper discusses both the meaning of technological visions and the kinds of visions that have been deployed in the HyNor project. This discussion shows that HyNor's visions are numerous, flexible and dynamic. Furthermore the ambivalence and tension in the project's visions represent a challenge that needs to be dealt with.

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London, England: Sage Publications, 2008. Vol. 13, no 3
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technology, visions, hydrogen energy, transport, actor-network theory
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URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-52090ISI: 000256695300007ScopusID: 2-s2.0-46749129449OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-52090DiVA: diva2:967776
Available from: 2016-09-09 Created: 2016-09-09 Last updated: 2016-09-21Bibliographically approved

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