Sustainable energy and transport: the Frankenstein Monster Syndrome

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Alternatives to the currently unsustainable energy production and transport systems do exist and are promising. Unfortunately, these offerings, like Mary
Shelley’s Frankenstein monster, are hopeful monstrosities that work well in a protected living lab. However, they struggle when their proponents try to implement them in the real world. Is it because they are not as good as they promise, or because the incumbent supplier networks refuse to engage with them? Maurizio Catulli reflects.
Original languageEnglish
TypeWeb site article
Media of outputWeb Site
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 31 Jul 2022


  • Sustainability Transitions
  • Sustainable Energy
  • Sustainable Transport
  • Mobility as a Service


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