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Interdisciplinary Strategic Intelligence wareHouse and Think tank for Energy (INSIGHT_E)

Interdisciplinary Strategic Intelligence wareHouse and Think tank for Energy (INSIGHT_E)
Project team:

Poganietz, Witold-Roger (Project leader)

Funding:European Commission, 7th Framework Programme for Research, Technological Development and Demonstration
Start date:

2014

End date:

2017

Project partners:

KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLAN (KTH), Stockholm,

ENERDATA SA, Grenoble,

ENERGY INSTITUTE "HRVOJE POZAR", Zagreb,

ENERGY ENGINEERING ECONOMIC ENVIRONMENT SYSTEMS MODELING AND ANALYSIS SRL (E4SMA), Turin,

KIC INNOENERGY SE, Eindhoven,

Institut Français des Relations Internationales (ifri), Paris,

Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT) – Institut für Industriebetriebslehre und Industrielle Produktion (IIP), Karlsruhe,

Stakeholder Forum for a Sustainable Future, London,

PAUL SCHERRER INSTITUT (PSI), Villingen,

UNIVERSITÄT STUTTGART, Stuttgart,

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, Cork,

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON, London

Research area:

Energy - resources, technologies, systems

Project description

As today's energy policy decisions are not only very complex, but also fundamentally political decisions, the necessity to build them on sound, unbiased and up-to-date information/knowledge makes energy policy analysis and advice from a broad array of non-commercial actors key to effective policy formulation. Taking this into account, it is the aim of this project to establish a multidisciplinary and independent energy think tank consisting of experts from the energy sector, top researchers, engineers, leading trade, economic, environmental, and legal experts who are experienced in delivering high quality policy advice and impact assessments. The think tank will provide policy makers at the European level with objective and unbiased policy advice as well as insights on policy options, including an assessment of their potential impact. Moreover, the think tank will bring to the attention of political decision-makers new trends in technology as well as the objectives and activities of important stakeholders that shape energy policy-making in Europe. In order to assess policy options concerning the four dimensions of sustainability (environmental, economic, social, institutional), the project will use an integrated assessment framework, backed by high-quality data resources available to the project consortium. To complement this, the project will establish innovative methods of stakeholder engagement and trend identification through the establishment of an 'Energy Observatory'. Moreover, with transparency being of significant value, INSIGHT_E will make its models, assumptions, and scenarios available through a 'Scenario Information System'. Since INSIGHT_E will operate as a think tank, the objectives are jointly decided with DG Energy. The dissemination of the main outputs of the projects relies on different formats: Rapid Response Energy Briefs (RREB), Hot Energy Topics (HET) and Policy Studies.

Project website: Insight_E

INSIGHT_E Newsletter

Issue 1 (link to Stakeholder Forum for a Sustainable Future)

Publications

Contact

Dr. Witold-Roger Poganietz
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
Institute for Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis (ITAS)
P.O. Box 3640
76021 Karlsruhe
Germany

Tel.: +49 721 608-28180
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