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Future converging infrastructures: Assessing the consequences of increasing sector coupling and integration

Büscher, Christian ORCID iD icon; Scheer, Dirk ORCID iD icon; Nabitz, Lisa

Abstract:

The process of converging infrastructures – the integration and coupling of the energy, transport, heating and cooling sectors – challenges technological paradigms and economic structures as well as patterns of individual and collective action. Renewable energy sources (RES), physical and digital networks, and new market opportunities promise more efficient use of energy and reduced emissions. However, every technological solution creates new problems. Therefore, we propose to analyze possible developments by exposing socio-technical problems. This contribution analyses recent studies drawing on sector coupling and assesses the consequences of converging infrastructures.


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DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000121954
Veröffentlicht am 18.11.2021
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Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Technikfolgenabschätzung und Systemanalyse (ITAS)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Publikationsjahr 2020
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 0943-8246, 1619-7623, 2199-9201
KITopen-ID: 1000121954
HGF-Programm 48.01.02 (POF III, LK 01) Knowledge society and knowledge policy
Erschienen in Technikfolgenabschätzung, Theorie und Praxis
Verlag Oekom Verlag
Band 29
Heft 2
Seiten 17–23
Nachgewiesen in Dimensions
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