Syllabus for Innovations for Energy Transition

Innovationer för energiomställning


  • 10 credits
  • Course code: 1GV178
  • Education cycle: First cycle
  • Main field(s) of study and in-depth level: Sustainable Energy Transition G1F
  • Grading system: Fail (U), Pass (3), Pass with credit (4), Pass with distinction (5)
  • Established: 2019-03-07
  • Established by:
  • Revised: 2020-10-13
  • Revised by: The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
  • Applies from: Autumn 2021
  • Entry requirements: 40 credits sustainable energy transition including Energy and Systems as well as Energy Production and Usage.
  • Responsible department: Department of Earth Sciences

Learning outcomes

On completion of the course the student shall be able to:

  • describe the technical possibilities and identify the challenges for decarbonising the energy sector and end-user sector.
  • identify and evaluate innovations beyond the technological solutions which can support a sustainable energy transition.
  • plan, conduct and evaluate a topic seminar in groups.


This course looks into the future and provides knowledge about the technical and societal challenges and possibilities for a sustainable energy transition. The course will study technical innovations and ways to decarbonise the energy production sector as well as how a high share of renewable energy can be integrated in the power system (e.g. storage, carbon capture systems, power grid, etc.). The course will also address the usage of energy with a focus on how to decarbonise the end-use sector looking at, among others, the usage in transportation, housing, and industry. Non-technical innovations are also included in the course (e.g. social innovations, market based innovations and policy and regulatory innovations). The course finishes with group work where students plan, implement and reflect on a seminar which provides the students the opportunity to highlight a topic which they consider relevant to the course ("the missing perspective").


Lectures, seminars and excursions.


Active participation in seminars and excursions (2 credits), hand-in assignments (2 credits), a written exam (4 credits) as well as written and oral presentation of groupwork (2 credits).

If there are special reasons for doing so, an examiner may make an exception from the method of assessment indicated and allow a student to be assessed by another method. An example of special reasons might be a certificate regarding special pedagogical support from the disability coordinator of the university.

Reading list

Reading list

Applies from: Autumn 2021

Some titles may be available electronically through the University library.

  • Thollander, Patrik; Palm, Jenny Improving energy efficiency in industrial energy systems : an interdisciplinary perspective on barriers, energy audits, energy management, policies, and programs


    Find in the library


An addition 400 pages of reading from a variety of sources

Last modified: 2022-04-26