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Engagements pratiques et dimensions socio-spatiales de l'avenir post-pétrole

Practical engagements and the social-spatial dimensions of the post-petroleum future

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Publié le vendredi 28 octobre 2016 par Céline Guilleux


Le colloque réunira un panel d’experts variés, des scientifiques, sociologues, praticiens et institutionnels qui couvriront les aspects sociétaux des visions futures de l’énergie et l’introduction de l’hydrogène et des piles combustibles dans l’arène énergétique dans des espaces géographiques et sociaux différents.



LE STUDIUM, CITERES and ETIcS organize an international conference in Tours, France on 7-9 November 2016: Practical Engagements and the Social-Spatial Dimensions of the Post-Petroleum Future to explore the social dimensioning of the energy transition.

The symposium gathers a variety of experts, scientists, practitioners and institutionals who will cover:

  • the social scale of future visions
  • the introduction of hydrogen and fuel cells into the energy arena in distinct social and geographical spaces

To discover the detailed programme, the list of invited speakers and register, please visit:

The unfolding energy transition, necessitated by international decarbonization agreements and other social and ecological demands, raises numerous questions about the roles cities, regions, communes, local cooperatives and other geographical-political-social entities will play. How will communities be positioned in shaping the future? Will the most important energy developments during the transition be at the level of sub-national regions and local communities? Or are transnational regional efforts equally well positioned to make a difference? How do social scale and corresponding forms of relations, association and organization align with particular ways of envisioning the future? The aim of this symposium is to examine the social dimensioning of the energy transition with a special but not exclusive consideration of the case of introducing hydrogen and fuel cells into the energy arena. The intersecting range of presentations will explore the relationship between the social scale of future visions and the social scale of actual unfolding of techno-social development. In the case of hydrogen, discussions will explore the question of how visions of the future involving this new energy vector are taking shape in distinct social and geographical spaces.


7 november 2016

  • 09H15   Welcome coffee – registration
  • 09H45   Opening remarks
  • 10H05   CITERES Patrice Melé ; ETICS, Thibault Danteur, Jean-Philippe Fouquet, Christèle Assegond

Session 1 – Communities, projects and visions

Chair dr Alain Nadaï

  • 10H45   Dr Sharon Klein, The Power of the People: socio-economic dimensions of community-based energy initiatives in the United States
  • 11H25   Pr Dominique Pécaud, Social acceptability or the hypothesis of sociological voluntarism
  • 12H10 Lunch

Session II – Zooming in on hydrogen programs

Chair pr Stefan Bouzarovski

  • 14H00   Pr David Koester, The social and discursive dimensions of hydrogen in the energy transition
  • 14H40   Dr Béatrice Cointe, Hydrogen futures on the lab bench: a sociological investigation of one interdisciplinary research project on biohydrogen
  • 15H20   Dr Sangook Park, Social Shaping of the Hydrogen Future: a Comparative Case Study on the Hydrogen Niche Formation in Iceland, Korea and the UK.

16H00 Coffee Break

Roundtable – Hydrogen and energy transitions in hawai‘i and denmark

Moderator pr David Koester

  • 16H30   Stan Osserman & Dr Sanne Østergaard Nielsen

18H00   Shuttle departure for Chateau of Villandry Wine tasting and gala dinner

8 november 2016

09H30   Morning coffee

Session III – Urban and local, materiality and social spaces in the energy transition

Chair dr Sharon Klein

  • 10H00   Pr Stefan Bouzarovski, Retrofitting the City: Practices of resilience and flexibility in the built environment
  • 10H40   Dr Vanesa Castán Broto, The material politics of urban energy transitions

11H20 Coffee Break

  • 11H40   Dr Alain Nadaï, Surfing on TEPOS, reach and limits of French Policy localism

12H30 Lunch at Les Lionceaux

Session IV – Frames for hydrogen energy

Chair dr Vanesa Castan Broto

  • 14H30   Dr Fabienne Picard, Approaching the fuel cell technologies from an industrial perspective
  • 15H10   Dr Hervé Flanquart, Installations of production and storage of energy: what social acceptability? Is hydrogen a special case?

15H50 Coffee break

  • 16H10   Pr Dominique Desjeux, What are the constraints and potentialities of the social process of transformation of energy uses ?
  • 16H50 Discussion and closing words
  • 18H30   Public lecture in French, LE STUDIUM LECTURE, Côme Bastin, Paléo-énergétique : les oubliés de la transition énergétique

Contact and location 

Dr Aurélien Montagu  

Scientific Relations Manager    

+33 2 38 21 14 86  

CCI Touraine

Salle «Halle aux Draps»

4 bis rue Jules Favre

37000 TOURS


  • CCI Touraine - Halle aux draps - 4 Bis Rue Jules Favre
    Tours, France (37)


  • lundi 07 novembre 2016
  • mardi 08 novembre 2016


  • énergie, transition, hydrogène


  • Maurine Villiers
    courriel : maurine [dot] villiers [at] lestudium-ias [dot] fr
  • Sophie Gabillet
    courriel : sophie [dot] gabillet [at] lestudium-ias [dot] fr

URLS de référence

Source de l'information

  • Bernard Buron
    courriel : bernard [dot] buron [at] univ-tours [dot] fr

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