European Energy Futures 2030

Technology and Social Visions from the European Energy Delphi Survey

  • Timon Wehnert
  • Juan Pedro López Araguás
  • Oliviero Bernardini
  • Lukasz Jaworski
  • Birte Holst Jørgensen
  • Wolfram Jörß
  • Oliver Nielsen
  • Augusto Ninni
  • Anna Oniszk-Poplawska
  • Daniela Velte

About this book

Introduction

The book summarizes the results of the first Europe-wide Delphi study on future developments in the energy sector. With a time horizon of 2030, this expert survey not only provides a useful perspective on long-term developments of energy technologies, but also evaluates these technologies against different sets of social values or "visions".

In the comprehensive analysis following the Delphi survey itself, special attention was given to faithfully translating the trends and needs identified by the survey participants into recommendations for R&D and energy policies. In this respect the EurEnDel findings provide a twofold contribution to the analysis of Europe's energy policies:

- They corroborate the conflicting attitudes and paradigms prevalent among energy experts, with valuable new dimensions for the on going energy debate;
- They offer genuine new insight on energy issues, with added value for decision makers.

Keywords

Energy Policy Environmental Policy Future Research Power Engineering Technology Foresight development tables

Authors and affiliations

  • Timon Wehnert
    • 1
  • Juan Pedro López Araguás
    • 2
  • Oliviero Bernardini
    • 3
  • Lukasz Jaworski
    • 4
  • Birte Holst Jørgensen
    • 5
  • Wolfram Jörß
    • 1
  • Oliver Nielsen
    • 6
  • Augusto Ninni
    • 7
  • Anna Oniszk-Poplawska
    • 8
  • Daniela Velte
    • 9
  1. 1.IZTInstitute for Futures Studies and Technology AssessmentBerlinGermany
  2. 2.BestErgy — Energy SolutionsBilbaoSpain
  3. 3.Italian Regulatory Authority for Electricity and GasMilanoItaly
  4. 4.EC BREC / CLN - EC Baltic Renewable Energy CentreWarszawaPoland
  5. 5.Nordic Energy ResearchOsloNorway
  6. 6.Greve KommuneGreveDenmark
  7. 7.Sezione di Scienze EconomicheUniversità degli Studi di ParmaParmaItaly
  8. 8.IEO / EC BREC- EC Baltic Renewable Energy CentreWarszawaPoland
  9. 9.Mikeletegi PasalekuaINASMET-TecnaliaDonostia-San SebastiánSpain

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-69165-5
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2007
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-69164-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-69165-5
  • About this book