I am Professor in renewable energy at Western Norway University of Applied Sciences, Faculty of Engineering and Sciences; and Professor II at TIK Centre for Technology, Innovation and Culture, University of Oslo. I have a master degree (1988) in mechanical engineering from the Department of Energy and Process Engineering, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). In 2002, I received a doctoral degree in urban planning at Department of Urban Design and Planning, NTNU.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
I have worked with issues related to energy, transport and sustainable development since 1988. In my work, I combine one or more of three different theoretical perspectives: technological-oriented environmental studies, sociological and socio-psychological behavioural studies, and physical planning studies. Since 2008 I have also worked with projects related to renewable energy projects’ impacts on local economies, local societies, and local environments in pursuing a sustainable energy policy.