The spatial dimension of the energy transition has received increasing interest over the last years. This paper discusses the potentials of a practice approach to better understand the role of space, place and scale in transition processes and applies it to a case study in Beckerich, Luxembourg. The practice approach focuses transition practices as main conceptual and empirical object. It enables us to explore processes, contexts, and spaces of the energy transition. An in-depth case study illustrates transition practices and their implications for the ‘renewable energy arena’. The findings highlight the importance of analysing developments on the ground and how local actors (re)produce contexts. They illustrate how a practice-sensitive analysis helps to better understand the processes of niche formation and the spatial dimension of underlying mechanisms of transitions.
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SYNAT - “Interdisciplinary System for Interactive Scientific and Scientific-Technical Information”.