Oil-shale paradoxes & rationalities

26.10.2014 at 11:23

Jani Lukkarinen

Last year, it was reported that Estonia became the first country to reach European Union's 2020 targets for renewable energy. In the case of Estonia this means 15 % share for renewables of total energy production. The share of renewable energy had doubled in three years, which happened largely ...

Bioeconomy (re-)visited

25.9.2014 at 11:06

Jani Lukkarinen

The town of Nurmes in Eastern Finland has chosen bioeconomy as one of their core development areas. They are not alone, as the environmentally sustainable, renewable innovations have been elevated as a catalyst for a new era of global economic growth. However, the case of Nurmes is interesting ...

Celebrating sustainability? A jump from carbon balance calculations to place marketing in North Carelia

3.1.2013 at 14:59

Jani Lukkarinen

There are 598 locations acting as model regions for sustainable development in the UNESCO program “Man and the Biosphere” (MAB). North Carelian biosphere reserve is one of two located in Finland, and it was celebrating 20th anniversary of existence this year. In the international ...


Jani Lukkarinen

Jani Lukkarinen


Jani is writing his PhD on different uses of knowledge in emerging bioenergy governance. His special interest is in the interpretations, translations and contestations of scientific, economic, environmental and political knowledges.

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