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Söderholm, KristinaORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0001-5712-0589
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Söderholm, K., Söderholm, P., Gustafsson, S. & Sundin, T. (2019). Miljöprövningens roll för industrins utsläppsreduktion: erfarenheter från svenska pappers- och massabruk, 1981–2013. In: Jan Darpö, Maria Forsberg, Maria Pettersson, och Charlotta Zetterberg (Ed.), Miljörätten och den förhandlingsovilliga naturen: Vänbok till Gabriel Michanek (pp. 355-374). Uppsala: Iustus förlag
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Miljöprövningens roll för industrins utsläppsreduktion: erfarenheter från svenska pappers- och massabruk, 1981–2013
2019 (Swedish)In: Miljörätten och den förhandlingsovilliga naturen: Vänbok till Gabriel Michanek / [ed] Jan Darpö, Maria Forsberg, Maria Pettersson, och Charlotta Zetterberg, Uppsala: Iustus förlag, 2019, p. 355-374Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Uppsala: Iustus förlag, 2019
National Category
Social Sciences History
Research subject
History; Economics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-73651 (URN)9789177370635 (ISBN)
Funder
Swedish Energy Agency
Available from: 2019-04-15 Created: 2019-04-15 Last updated: 2019-07-24
Söderholm, K. & Wiklund, R. (2019). Policy and Business Efforts for the Reduced Impact of Mining on Nature: When Historical Studies Have Something to Offer Policy Makers. Technology and culture, 60(1), 192-218
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Policy and Business Efforts for the Reduced Impact of Mining on Nature: When Historical Studies Have Something to Offer Policy Makers
2019 (English)In: Technology and culture, ISSN 0040-165X, E-ISSN 1097-3729, Vol. 60, no 1, p. 192-218Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In this article, we study the interaction of nature and technology in terms of policy and business activities in Sweden during the 1970s and 1980s. These activities aimed to reduce the impact of the mining industry on the natural environment while maintaining industrial competitiveness. In order to address this challenge, it was and still is important to identify ways that businesses can promote sustainable development without hazarding their continued operations and investments. Here, the design and implementation of environmental regulations are of central importance. This study relies on a rich set of documents related to 1970s and 1980s environmental licensing processes of the operations of the two largest mining companies in Sweden, Boliden AB and LKAB, both situated close to the Arctic Circle in northern Sweden. Historians have much to offer policymakers, and this article demonstrates that good examples that permit us to reflect on future pathways for policy design can not only be found in other countries' current policy, but also further back in time.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Johns Hopkins University Press, 2019
National Category
History
Research subject
History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-73587 (URN)10.1353/tech.2019.0006 (DOI)000461948600007 ()2-s2.0-85063634773 (Scopus ID)
Note

Validerad;2019;Nivå 2;2019-04-11 (svasva)

Available from: 2019-04-11 Created: 2019-04-11 Last updated: 2019-04-11Bibliographically approved
Söderholm, K., Larsson, L. & Söderholm, P. (2018). Managing the 1970s energy crises in a state-owned mining company: strategies pursued by the Swedish iron ore producer LKAB. Mineral Economics, 31(1-2), 179-190
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Managing the 1970s energy crises in a state-owned mining company: strategies pursued by the Swedish iron ore producer LKAB
2018 (English)In: Mineral Economics, ISSN 2191-2203, E-ISSN 2191-2211, Vol. 31, no 1-2, p. 179-190Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In this paper, we analyze the strategies adopted by the Swedish state-owned iron ore mining producer LKAB in response to the 1970s energy crises, i.e., soaring energy input expenses in combination with stagnating demand for iron ore. The analysis builds on a unique empirical material, e.g., minutes from board meetings, over an extended time period. This permits in-depth analyses of the two main strategies pursued by LKAB at the time: (a) securing energy supplies (as well as output sales) through upstream investments in uranium and coal mining; and (b) engaging in own R&D to enable energy-saving measures and product development. While the LKAB experiences tend to support the notion that investments supporting broader societal goals, although at the expense of firm productivity, may be likely in the presence of strong state government involvement, they also show that state-owned mineral enterprises can be highly innovative and competitive following investments in internal R&D. Specifically, LKAB’s R&D contributed to significant product development and energy savings, the latter occurring both in the company’s own pelletizing process as well as in the processes of key customers (i.e., the steel companies). The paper concludes by highlighting a number of important lessons for contemporary energy transitions in the process industries.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer, 2018
National Category
History Economics
Research subject
History; Economics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-66363 (URN)10.1007/s13563-017-0122-y (DOI)000445765000017 ()2-s2.0-85047182847 (Scopus ID)
Note

Validerad;2018;Nivå 2;2018-05-17 (andbra)

Available from: 2017-11-02 Created: 2017-11-02 Last updated: 2019-03-26Bibliographically approved
Söderholm, K. (2018). Pioneering industry/municipal district heating collaboration in Sweden in the 1970s. Energy Policy, 112, 328-333
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Pioneering industry/municipal district heating collaboration in Sweden in the 1970s
2018 (English)In: Energy Policy, ISSN 0301-4215, E-ISSN 1873-6777, Vol. 112, p. 328-333Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The aim of the article is to reach increased understanding of the potential obstacles and opportunities for industry/energy-company collaborations. This is achieved through exploring a pioneering collaboration regarding waste heat from a steelworks to a local district heating system in northern Sweden that was established in the 1970s. With a historical qualitative approach and focus on the long-term and dynamic explanatory factors behind the collaboration, the article complements previous studies typically focusing on barriers/drivers at the end of the process from idea to actual waste heat supplies (e.g., the allocation of costs among parties). From a long-term perspective, concerns over the actual waste heat supplies were found to be protracted and more critical. Hence, although the collaboration from start rested on firm beliefs of sufficient supplies, concerns over actual supplies remained critical throughout the 11-year long process. The article suggests that: a) market fluctuations and the industrial company's continuous strive for profit maximization tend to be underestimated in previous literature on obstacles to waste heat supplies; and b) targeted government subsidies could be an essential policy tool for promoting future waste heat collaborations, in turn resting on a mix of societal rationales (e.g., energy security, climate mitigation, regional development, etc.).

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2018
National Category
History
Research subject
History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-66416 (URN)10.1016/j.enpol.2017.10.038 (DOI)000416615800033 ()
Note

Validerad;2017;Nivå 2;2017-11-07 (andbra)

Available from: 2017-11-07 Created: 2017-11-07 Last updated: 2017-12-14Bibliographically approved
Söderholm, K. (2017). Bildandet av Örebro Pappersbruksarbetarefackförening. Nordisk pappershistorisk tidskrift, 1, 8-9
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Bildandet av Örebro Pappersbruksarbetarefackförening
2017 (Swedish)In: Nordisk pappershistorisk tidskrift, ISSN 1101-2056, Vol. 1, p. 8-9Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Föreningen Nordiska pappershistoriker, 2017
National Category
History and Archaeology History
Research subject
History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-62686 (URN)
Available from: 2017-03-27 Created: 2017-03-27 Last updated: 2019-05-03Bibliographically approved
Söderberg, C., Söderholm, K. & Wårell, L. (2017). Resurseffektiva städer: Framgångsrika lokala energisamarbeten. Stockholm: Energiforsk
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Resurseffektiva städer: Framgångsrika lokala energisamarbeten
2017 (Swedish)Report (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Energiforsk, 2017. p. 76
Series
Energiforsk rapport ; 410
National Category
Economics Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies) History
Research subject
Economics; History; Political Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-65975 (URN)978-91-7673-410-0 (ISBN)
Funder
Swedish Energy Agency, 39619-1
Available from: 2017-10-05 Created: 2017-10-05 Last updated: 2018-02-16Bibliographically approved
Söderholm, K. (2017). Snart sluteldat för Luleås kråkor: Förhandlingar under 1970-talet inför tillvaratagandet av stålverkets överskottsgas i det lokala fjärrvärmenätet. Luleå: Luleå tekniska universitet
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Snart sluteldat för Luleås kråkor: Förhandlingar under 1970-talet inför tillvaratagandet av stålverkets överskottsgas i det lokala fjärrvärmenätet
2017 (Swedish)Report (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Luleå: Luleå tekniska universitet, 2017. p. 23
Series
Research report / Luleå University of Technology, ISSN 1402-1528
National Category
Humanities History
Research subject
History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-62497 (URN)978-91-7583-842-7 (ISBN)
Available from: 2017-03-14 Created: 2017-03-14 Last updated: 2017-11-24Bibliographically approved
Söderholm, K., Bergquist, A.-K. & Söderholm, P. (2017). The transition to chlorine free pulp revisited: Nordic heterogeneity in environmental regulation and R&D collaboration. Journal of Cleaner Production, 165, 1328-1339
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The transition to chlorine free pulp revisited: Nordic heterogeneity in environmental regulation and R&D collaboration
2017 (English)In: Journal of Cleaner Production, ISSN 0959-6526, E-ISSN 1879-1786, Vol. 165, p. 1328-1339Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this paper is to analyze the development paths leading to the transition to cleaner bleaching technologies in the pulp industry. It devotes particular attention to the key features of the Swedish transition, but also compares this to the Finnish experiences. The empirical investigation builds on an analytical framework highlighting the conditions under which pollution regulations can provide efficient incentives for deep emission reductions at industrial plants. Existing and new archive material, including not least comprehensive license trial acts for Swedish pulp mills over an extended time period, are studied. Based on this historical analysis our findings contradict previous literature, the latter emphasizing that pressures from consumers and the public were the most significant driving forces behind the adoption of–and innovation in–alternative bleaching technologies during the late 1980s. Instead, this paper asserts, the green pulp transition was characterized by regulation-induced technological change and was made possible by long history of industry-wide cooperation in environmental R&D. Furthermore, while previous research has emphasized the leading role of the Nordic countries in green pulp innovation, we identify a number of profound differences between Finland and Sweden. These emerge from various national contexts in terms of, for instance, industry structures and strategies, political cultures, and regulatory styles. Finally, at a more general level the paper provides a few policy implications for supporting the ongoing transition towards a forest-based bioeconomy

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2017
National Category
Economics History
Research subject
Economics; History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-65140 (URN)10.1016/j.jclepro.2017.07.190 (DOI)000411544400113 ()2-s2.0-85028088088 (Scopus ID)
Note

Validerad; 2017; Nivå 2; 2017-08-16 (andbra)

Available from: 2017-08-16 Created: 2017-08-16 Last updated: 2017-11-24Bibliographically approved
Söderholm, K. (2016). Att uppföra ett strömslukande pappersbruk. Nordisk Pappershistorisk tidskrift (4), 52-53
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Att uppföra ett strömslukande pappersbruk
2016 (Swedish)In: Nordisk Pappershistorisk tidskrift, ISSN 1101-2056, no 4, p. 52-53Article in journal (Refereed) Published
National Category
History
Research subject
History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-60571 (URN)
Available from: 2016-11-20 Created: 2016-11-20 Last updated: 2017-11-24Bibliographically approved
Söderholm, K. & Bergquist, A.-K. (2016). Green knowledge production in-between industry and state: The institute for water and air protection 1966-1990. In: (Ed.), Institutes and new roles in science, technology and innovation: . Paper presented at . Routledge Mental Health
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Green knowledge production in-between industry and state: The institute for water and air protection 1966-1990
2016 (English)In: Institutes and new roles in science, technology and innovation, Routledge Mental Health, 2016Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Routledge Mental Health, 2016
National Category
History of Technology
Research subject
History of Technology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-21037 (URN)a9ebe9ec-8bf4-4eda-aa22-2b8d4fe2d0c7 (Local ID)a9ebe9ec-8bf4-4eda-aa22-2b8d4fe2d0c7 (Archive number)a9ebe9ec-8bf4-4eda-aa22-2b8d4fe2d0c7 (OAI)
Note

Upprättat; 2014; 20141212 (krisod)

Available from: 2016-09-29 Created: 2016-09-29 Last updated: 2018-03-05
Projects
A green industrial transition? The case of the Swedish pulp- and paper industry 1960-1990 [P10-0997:1_RJ]; Umeå University
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