Technology Assessment in Energy Landscapes

Agent-Based Modeling of Energy Conflicts

Authors

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

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14512/tatup.26.3.44

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

1.
Scheffran J, Link PM, Shaaban M, Süsser D, Yang J. Technology Assessment in Energy Landscapes: Agent-Based Modeling of Energy Conflicts. TATuP [Internet]. 2017 Dec. 18 [cited 2021 Sep. 19];26(3):44-50. Available from: https://www.tatup.de/index.php/tatup/article/view/65