Challenges and potential improvements of systems analyses for sector coupling

A discussion along the dimensions of socio-technical problems

Keywords: systems analysis, challenges, sector coupling, robustness, energy supply

Abstract

This paper discusses the challenges of systems analysis for policy advice in the context of sector coupling along the three dimensions of socio-technical problems: control, change, and action. Research shows that the challenges of systems analyses increase significantly when considering sector coupling, both with respect to the choice of areas of investigation and with respect to the basic methods and practices of systems analysis for policy advice. In particular, social aspects and practical expertise need to be considered, results of different studies should ideally be combinable for reflexive meta-analyses, and analyses should focus on key messages.

Published
17.07.2020
How to Cite
DROSTE-FRANKE, B. Challenges and potential improvements of systems analyses for sector coupling. TATuP - Zeitschrift für Technikfolgenabschätzung in Theorie und Praxis, v. 29, n. 2, p. 45-51, 17 Jul. 2020.