This report is a case study about the settlement Strandhuse, which is located in the north-west part of Zealand, Denmark.
The report deals with the system’s wish to phase out oil burners. In Strandhuse almost half of the households are heated by oil. This report examines why it is that, despite the municipality, the state and the supranational desire to eliminate the oil burners. It also examines what the citizens of Strandhuse think of the system’s schedule to phase out their heat source.
Jürgen Habermas’s theory of Communicative Action and John Urry’s thesis of Societies Beyond Oil are used to support and criticize the results of the surveys carried out for this report, which include fieldwork with a short semi-structured interview and, in addition, a questionnaire.
The report concludes that the citizens are divided among liking that the system guides them, not caring and disliking the guidance, and the result of the report is that one or a combination of possibilities are the cause of why the citizens have not already replaced their oil burners. The possibilities are: lack of funds, lack of faith in profitability, lack of trust in that the alternative heat sources are as efficient, lack of wish to change heat source, an intention to switch heat source but lack in doing so, doubt about which heat source to select, being used to a high carbon life which is why they never thought about changing their heat source, not wanting to change because the system should not determinate what the citizens should do, liking their current heat source, not knowing that the state provide subsidies and/or thinking that the system should take care of the climate change and therefore not the citizens.
|Uddannelser||Basis - Samfundsvidenskabelig Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Bachelor|
|Vejledere||Thomas Skou Grindsted|
- John Urry