European Energy Futures 2030 [electronic resource] : Technology and Social Visions from the European Energy Delphi Survey / by Timon Wehnert, Juan Pedro López Araguás, Oliviero Bernardini, Lukasz Jaworski, Birte Holst Jørgensen, Wolfram Jörß, Oliver Nielsen, Augusto Ninni, Anna Oniszk-Poplawska, Daniela Velte.Material type: TextLanguage: English Publisher: Berlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2007Description: XXXII, 231 p. 84 illus. online resourceContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9783540691655Subject(s): Engineering | Engineering economy | Environmental law | Political science | Engineering | Electronic and Computer Engineering | Environmental Law/Policy/Ecojustice | Energy Economics | Political ScienceAdditional physical formats: Printed edition:: No titleDDC classification: 621.3 LOC classification: TK1-9971Online resources: Click here to access online
Outline of the Report -- Methodological Approach of EurEnDel -- Main Survey Results -- Comparison of Social and Technological Perspectives -- EurEnDel Scenarios -- Policy Recommendations -- References -- Annex A — Evaluation of former foresight studies -- Annex B — Tables with Results from 1st and 2nd Survey Round -- Annex C — Country Specific Analysis -- Annex D — Correspondence Factors -- Annex E — Graphs on Delphi results -- Annex F — Description of Societal Visions -- Annex G — Evaluation of Comments -- Annex H — Statement list — short term descriptions.
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.