Different energy visions and implications for the energy future
Article from: OGEL 4 (2007), in Energy Security
Energy policy is about social action. The path ahead is negotiated among different stakeholders whose positions result from their specific interests and visions. 'Keep all options open' is a pragmatic direction made in real energy - and other - politics, but this is just as little of a vision as is a portfolio of options. This article defines and sketches out complementary low-carbon energy vision ideal types. The important task is then to understand how the key stakeholders position themselves with respect to these ideal types. Finally, we identify barriers that we need to overcome on the ...