The provision of adequate energy services is a precondition for socioeconomic development and human wellbeing. Yet, present energy systems face a number of major challenges, which need to be addressed urgently and simultaneously. These range from the lack of access to of the impoverished parts of the population to environmental problems of climate change and air pollution as well as concerns with respect to security and resilience of present systems.
Taking a system’s perspective the ENE Program is pioneering the application of new methodologies in the areas of integrated assessment, spatial and behavioral heterogeneity, multi-criteria analysis, energy technology assessments, and uncertainty and risk analysis. These methodologies are used in systematic and holistic scenario studies to assess the costs and benefits of the energy transformation.
ENE's research activities combine solution-oriented and policy-relevant research with exploratory and empirical analysis. The main areas of research comprise:
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