Technology Assessment in Energy Landscapes

Agent-Based Modeling of Energy Conflicts

  • Jürgen Scheffran Forschungsgruppe Klimawandel und Sicherheit (CLISEC), Centrum für Erdsystemforschung und Nachhaltigkeit (CEN), Institut für Geographie, Universität Hamburg
  • P. Michael Link Forschungsgruppe Klimawandel und Sicherheit (CLISEC), Centrum für Erdsystemforschung und Nachhaltigkeit (CEN), Institut für Geographie, Universität Hamburg
  • Mostafa Shaaban Forschungsgruppe Klimawandel und Sicherheit (CLISEC), Centrum für Erdsystemforschung und Nachhaltigkeit (CEN), Institut für Geographie, Universität Hamburg
  • Diana Süsser Institut für Geographie, Universität Hamburg
  • Jinxi Yang National Center for Climate Change Strategy and International Cooperation

Abstract

The risks and conflicts of the fossil-nuclear age are in contrast to the effects of renewable energies which appear in a largely positive light. However, the transformation towards a low-carbon energy supply creates new energy landscapes with a high demand for suitable land areas – which may also provoke energy conflicts. Technology assessment can contribute to reducing such energy conflicts and increasing public acceptance by using spatial agent-based models that represent dynamic decisions and interactions of stakeholders regarding energy alternatives and land-use options. Northern Germany serves as a case study region where farmers and communities are local actors of the energy transition.

Published
18.12.2017
How to Cite
SCHEFFRAN, J.; LINK, P. M.; SHAABAN, M.; SÜSSER, D.; YANG, J. Technology Assessment in Energy Landscapes. TATuP - Zeitschrift für Technikfolgenabschätzung in Theorie und Praxis, v. 26, n. 3, p. 44-50, 18 Dec. 2017.