Dr. Yann Blumer

Dr. Yann Blumer

Dr. Yann Blumer
ZHAW School of Management and Law
Stadthausstrasse 14
8400 Winterthur

+41 (0) 58 934 46 86
yann.blumer@zhaw.ch

Personal profile

https://www.zhaw.ch/de/sml/institute-zentren/cie/

Expertise and research interests

Energy, Energy Utilities, Communal Energy Strategies, Energy Security, Foresight

Educational background

Dr. Sc. ETH Zürich
BSc Environmental Engineering ETH Zürich
MSc Environmental Sciences ETH Zürich

Projects

Project team leader

Project team member

Publications

; ; ; ; Krause, Thilo; Blumer, Yann,

2016.

Understandig the Role of Scenarios in Swiss Energy Research

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SML Working Paper

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Winterthur:

ZHAW Zürcher Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften.

Available under: https://doi.org/10.21256/zhaw-1137

Books and editorships

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Strategic foresight for the post-2015 development agenda

: Report of the Secretary-General.

Geneva: United Nations Economic and Social Council. Peer reviewed.

Peer-reviewed articles/chapters

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From risk to vulnerability: The role of perceived adaptive capacity for the acceptance of contested infrastructure

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Journal of Risk Research, 18, 5. 622-636. Peer reviewed.

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The precarious consensus on the importance of energy security: contrasting views between Swiss energy users and experts

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Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews, 52 927-936. Peer reviewed.

Non-peer-reviewed articles/chapters

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Co-designing field experiments with cities: Promoting energy-saving showerheads

: Conference presentation.

In: Human Dimensions of Environmental Risks. Conference. (21 to 26 May 2017). Monte Veritá: ETH Zurich.

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Navigating behavioral energy sufficiency

: Results from a survey in Swiss cities on potential behavior change.

PLOS ONE

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Transition experiments under the shower: energy-saving campaigns with formal social groups

: Conference paper.

In: The 13th Nordic Environmental Social Science Conference: hopefullNESS 2017. Conference. (6 to 8 June 2017). Tampere: University of Tampere: School of Management.

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Transition experiments under the shower: energy-saving campaigns with formal social groups

: Conference paper.

In: The 8th International Sustainability Transitions Conference: IST 2017. Conference. (18 to 21 June 2017). Gothenburg: Chalmers Initiative for Innovation and Sustainability Transitions (CIIST).

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Energieversorger im Wandel

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Handelszeitung, Nr. 20. S. 47.

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Exploring how expectations of the future energy system shape individuals’ energy political attitudes

: Oral presentation.

In: Energy Systems Conference. Conference. (14.6.2016). London: Elsevier / Energy Institute.

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Förderung von energiesparendem Verhalten in Städten durch Nutzung von Vereinen

: Fachvortrag.

In: Sitzung der OKI-Fachgruppe Klima und Umwelt/Klimabündnis Städte Schweiz (KBSS). Conference. (28.06.2016). Zürich: OKI / KBSS.

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Getting started on a car diet: Assessing the behavioural impacts of an E-Bike trial in Switzerland

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In: Proceedings of the International Energy Policies & Programmes Evaluation Conference. Amsterdam: IEPPEC.

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Getting started on a car diet: Assessing the behavioural impacts of an E-Bike trial in Switzerland

: Oral Presentation.

In: Proceedings of the International Energy Policies & Programmes Evaluation Conference. Conference. (8.06.2016). Amsterdam: IEPPEC.

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Mehr Engagement für weniger Energie

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Thema Umwelt, 1/2016. 18-19.

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Sports clubs as multipliers for energy-saving campaigns? Developing and evaluating a mobility intervention together with the city of Winterthur (Switzerland)

: Oral Presentation.

In: 4th European Conference on BEhaviour and Energy Efficiency. Conference. (08.09.2016). Coimbra: Behave2016.

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Understanding the role of scenarios in Swiss energy research

: Oral Presentation.

In: Energy Systems Conference. (14.06.2016). London: Elsevier / Energy Institute.

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Vom Versorger zum Dienstleister

: Resultate einer Befragung unter Schweizer EVUs.

Bulletin SEV/VSE, 3. 9-12.

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How cities can foster local action in energy efficiency by utilizing middle actors – insights from a Swiss case study

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In: Proceedings of ECEEE Summer Study 2015. Toulon/Hyères: ECEEE Summer Study.

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Multiplying energy-saving behaviour in cities through formal social groups

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In: Proceedings of ECEEE Summer Study 2015. (2133-2141). Toulon/Hyères: ECEEE Summer Study.

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Eine Frage der Perspektive: Energiesicherheit in der Debatte um die Schweizer Energiezukunft

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Bulletin VSE Electrosuisse, Vol. 10 S. 9-12.

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Why some electricity utilities actively promote energy efficiency and others do not

: Keynote Referat.

In: 24ème Journée du CUEPE. Conference. (19 September 2014). Geneva: 24ème Journée du CUEPE.

Publications before appointment at the ZHAW

Peer Reviewed Papers:

Blumer, Y., Mühlebach, M., Moser, C. (2014). Why some electricity utilities actively promote energy efficiency and others do not — a Swiss case study. Energy Efficiency, 7, 697-710.

Epprecht, N., von Wirth,T., Stünzi, C., Blumer, Y. (2014). Anticipating transitions beyond the current mobility regimes: how acceptability matters. Futures, 60, 30-40.

Blumer, Y., Stauffacher, M., Lang, D., Kiyotada, H., Uchida, S. (2013). Non-technical success factors for bioenergy projects - learning from a multiple case study in Japan. Energy Policy, 60, 386-395

Scholz, R., Blumer, Y., Brand, F. (2012). Risk, vulnerability, robustness and resilience from a decision-theoretic perspective. Journal of Risk Research, 15, 313-330.

Saner, D., Blumer, Y., Lang, D., Koehler, A. (2011). Scenarios for the implementation of EU waste legislation at national level and their consequences for emissions from municipal waste incineration. Resources, Conservation and Recycling, 57, 67-77.


Further Publications:

Blumer, Y. (2014). Non-technical challenges for the transition of energy systems. Doctoral thesis Nr. 21’717. Zürich: ETH Zürich.

Baltensperger, T., Ruppen, D., Blumer, Y., Spörri, A. (2013) Analyse der schweizerischen Energieversorgungssicherheit - Eine Abschätzung der Verwundbarkeit des Energiesystems. Ittingen: BFE.

Blumer, Y. (2012). Die Schweizer Erdgasversorgung – Struktur- und Schwachstellenanalyse basierend auf Interviews mit Branchenexperten. Ittingen: BFE.

Blumer, Y. (2012). Die Schweizer Kernkraft – Struktur- und Schwachstellenanalyse basierend auf Interviews mit Branchenexperten. Ittingen: BFE.

Blumer, Y., Martin, S. (2012). Die Schweizer Wasserkraft – Struktur- und Schwachstellenanalyse basierend auf Interviews mit Branchenexperten. Ittingen: BFE.

Blumer, Y., Klarer, M. (2012). Die Schweizer Ölversorgungskette – Struktur- und Schwachstellen-analyse basierend auf Interviews mit Branchenexperten. Ittingen: BFE.

Blumer, Y., Martius, G., Stauffacher, M. (2011). Kleine EVUs unter Hochspannung – Eine Fallstudie der ETH Zürich zur Situation in den Kantonen St. Gallen und beide Appenzell. Bulletin SEV/VSE, 4, 8-11.

Probst, M., Bening, C., Blumer, Y., Friedrich, E., Hoppmann, J., Saner, D., Stauffacher, M. & Scholz, R. W. (2011). Herausforderungen und Chancen im Energiebereich für den Kanton Appenzell Ausserrhoden. Zürich: ETH Zürich.


Book Sections:

Lilliestam, J., Blumer, Y., Geddes, A., Labordena, M., Späth, L., van Vliet, O. (forthcoming 2014): More than costs: on the fit between solar and renewable electricity policy motivations and energy system models, in: Schlapa, J. (Ed.): Solar power: Technologies, environmental impacts and future prospects, Nova Science Publishers, Hauppage.