dr. Jesse Hoffman
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Dr. Jesse Hoffman is a post-doctoral researchers at the Urban Futures Studio. Jesse studies how societal and political groups may become more imaginative and creative in addressing climate change and related issue like the transition to a post-fossil society. At the moment he primarily works on reflexive learning in transdisciplinary coalitions of scientists, designers, companies, policymakers, and other groups. 

Jesse has recently finished his PhD thesis titled 'From Resistance to Transformation- politics of experimentation with new energy systems' in which he analyzes the transformation of relations of power in the energy transition in energy intensive industries like greenhouse farming, the port of Rotterdam, and the Danish energy system. 

Jesse has published in English and Dutch on topics related to the energy transition, creativity and learning theory and transition and innovation theory. 



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All publications
  2015 - Scholarly publications
Hoffman, J.G. & Loeber, Anne (2015). Exploring the Micro-politics in Transitions from a Practice Perspective - The Case of Greenhouse Innovation in the Netherlands. Journal of Environmental Policy and Planning
Hoffman, J.G., Smink, M.M. & Wesseling, J. (2015). Macht, energie en vermogen. Milieu - Het Dossier
  2014 - Scholarly publications
Hoffman, J.G., Avelino, Flor, Bosman, Rik, Paradies, Geerte, Frantzeskaki, Niki, Pel, Bonno, Akerboom, Sanne, Scholten, Daniel, Boontje, Philip & Witmayer, Julia (2014). The (Self-)Governance of Community Energy - Challenges & Prospects. DRIFT.
  2013 - Scholarly publications
Hoffman, J.G. (2013). Theorizing power in transition studies - The role of creativity and novel practices in structural change. Policy Sciences
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Deep decarbonization of the energy system: Towards Industry with Negative Emissions
01.01.2018 to 31.12.2021
General project description 

This hub addresses one of the big open question within Deep Decarbonization of the Energy System, namely the decarbonization of Industry. The energy transition is well underway and gathering pace as far as electric renewables and electrification are concerned. However, it is still unclear how industry will deal with the carbon it needs for fuel and feedstock, when total CO2 (and other GHG) emissions must be brought down to zero around mid-century to meet the Paris target. It will even be necessary for Industry to deliver negative emissions, to offset unavoidable emissions in other sectors. How to achieve this transformation in the decades to come is the challenge that this Hub takes on.

It does so on the understanding that technical options abound, but are in aggregate insufficient or unattractive, warranting the study of new options. Within the hub programme we focus on two promising options: biofuels options with negative emissions, and the use of the subsurface to achieve negative emissions.  

Against the backdrop of this evolving landscape of existing and new technical options, society has to create the conditions under which the required investment decisions can be made now. This involves creating new infrastructure, regulatory frameworks and governance structures that reduce the long-term non-technical risk that now prevents industry to invest. 

This hub brings together a broad group of researchers with an equally broad group from industry, government and civil society. We aim to develop a shared understanding and a shared narrative of how to deliver this the energy transition in industry. The focus will be on the Netherlands. This regional specificity is crucial to answer the central question of industry transformation. But as one small, open and industrialized economy, the results will have relevance for industry transitions



Role Researcher Funding
Utrecht University
Project members UU

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Full name
dr. J.G. Hoffman Contact details

Heidelberglaan 8
Room 043
The Netherlands

Phone number (direct) +31 6 14 985 401
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