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European Energy Futures 2030

Technology and Social Visions from the European Energy Delphi Survey

  • First Europe-wide Delphi study on future developments in the energy sector (Eur.

  • Del), covers 20 emerging technologies from all parts of the energy system ranging from energy supply, grid and storage issues, and energy demand for transportation, housing and industry


About this book


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.


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

Authors and affiliations

  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

About the authors

Timon Wehnert graduated as physicist from Berlin Technical University and gained six years of professional experience in research and consultancy on energy and environmental topics, especially on energy technology foresight and energy research policy. Presently he is working as a researcher at the Institute for Futures Studies and Technology Assessment (IZT), Berlin, Germany where he was the coordinator of the EurEnDel study on which the present book is based and which was carried out in co-operation with four other European Research Institutions.

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