the Role of Energy Sufficiency
in Energy transition and society
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Why energy demand reductions are also needed in the medium and long run
Carina Zell-Ziegler and Benjamin Best published an article on energy sufficiency in the current issue of “Aus Politik und Zeitgeschichte”. The authors show the role of demand reduction for climate targets and why energy sufficiency is an indispensable part of...
Review on sufficiency and transformation
The scientific evidence is increasing that sufficiency is inevitable for achieving many sustainability goals. However,...
Policy paper: Sufficiency as a guiding principle for energy security and climate protection
In the course of the current energy crisis caused by the Russian war in Ukraine and of the continuously intensifying...
#betd22 Side Event: Policy Database on Energy Sufficiency
Invitation | 01.04.2022, 11:30 bis 12:30 / Image by june66 from Pixabay Although sufficiency and its political...
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our research interest
How can energy sufficiency be defined and distinguished from other strategies?
What hinders the implementation of sufficiency policies and measures?
What characterizes successful transformation strategies which encompass energy sufficiency?
How can the effects of succiciency be described, evaluated and quantified?
Which multiple effects of energy sufficiency measures can be described (quantitatively and qualitatively)?
How can energy scenarios be developed in inter- and transdisciplinary processes?
The Ensu Team
The junior research group “The role of energy sufficiency in energy transition and society” (EnSu) will systematically include sufficiency strategies in energy system modelling and discuss the current and necessary societal frame conditions for establishing energy sufficiency strategies.