Improving Energy Decisions

Towards Better Scientific Policy Advice for a Safe and Secure Future Energy System

  • Bert Droste-Franke
  • M. Carrier
  • M. Kaiser
  • Miranda Schreurs
  • Christoph Weber
  • Thomas Ziesemer

Part of the Ethics of Science and Technology Assessment book series (ETHICSSCI, volume 42)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xliii
  2. Bert Droste-Franke, Martin Carrier, Matthias Kaiser, Miranda Schreurs, Christoph Weber, Thomas Ziesemer
    Pages 1-4
  3. Bert Droste-Franke, Martin Carrier, Matthias Kaiser, Miranda Schreurs, Christoph Weber, Thomas Ziesemer
    Pages 5-34
  4. Bert Droste-Franke, Martin Carrier, Matthias Kaiser, Miranda Schreurs, Christoph Weber, Thomas Ziesemer
    Pages 35-67
  5. Bert Droste-Franke, Martin Carrier, Matthias Kaiser, Miranda Schreurs, Christoph Weber, Thomas Ziesemer
    Pages 69-140
  6. Bert Droste-Franke, Martin Carrier, Matthias Kaiser, Miranda Schreurs, Christoph Weber, Thomas Ziesemer
    Pages 141-174
  7. Bert Droste-Franke, Martin Carrier, Matthias Kaiser, Miranda Schreurs, Christoph Weber, Thomas Ziesemer
    Pages 175-186
  8. Bert Droste-Franke, Martin Carrier, Matthias Kaiser, Miranda Schreurs, Christoph Weber, Thomas Ziesemer
    Pages 187-206
  9. Bert Droste-Franke, Martin Carrier, Matthias Kaiser, Miranda Schreurs, Christoph Weber, Thomas Ziesemer
    Pages 207-216
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 217-257

About this book

Introduction

Managing a successful transition of the current energy supply system to less carbon emitting options, ensuring a safe and secure supply during the whole process and in the long term, is one of the largest challenges of our time. Various approaches and first implementations show that it is not only technological issue, but also a matter of societal acceptance and acceptability, considering basic ethic values of the society.
The main foci of the book are, thus, to develop an understanding about the specific challenges of the scientific policy advice in the area, to explore typical current approaches for the analysis of future energy systems and to develop criteria for the quality assessment and guidelines for the improvement of such studies.
The book provides assistance to the interpretation of existing studies and guidelines for setting up and carrying out new analyses as well as for communicating and applying the results. Thereby, it aims to support the involved actors such as the respective scientific experts and researchers as well as decision makers, energy suppliers, stakeholders and the interested public in designing procedures for a successful transition process. The study elaborates consistent interdisciplinary advice as contribution for realising a continuously safe and secure, long-term viable energy supply in spite of diverse interests, multi-level responsibilities, multi-dimensional processes, large uncertainties and lack of knowledge about future developments.

Keywords

Decision Support Energy Economics Energy System Analysis Ethics Future Energy Systems Governance Modelling Policy Advice Risk Safe and Secure Energy Supply Scenario Analysis Uncertainty

Authors and affiliations

  • Bert Droste-Franke
    • 1
  • M. Carrier
    • 2
  • M. Kaiser
    • 3
  • Miranda Schreurs
    • 4
  • Christoph Weber
    • 5
  • Thomas Ziesemer
    • 6
  1. 1.Ea European AcademyBad Neuenahr-AhrweilerGermany
  2. 2.Abt. PhilosophieBielefeld UniversityBielefeldGermany
  3. 3.SvtUniversity of BergenBergenNorway
  4. 4.Research Centre for Environmental PolicyFree University of BerlinBerlinGermany
  5. 5.Chair for EnergyUniversity of Duisburg-EssenEssenGermany
  6. 6.Department of EconomicsMaastrich UniversityMaastrichtThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-11346-3
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-11345-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-11346-3
  • Series Print ISSN 1860-4803
  • Series Online ISSN 1860-4811
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