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Monday, March 14th, 2016 (conference language: English)

Key-Note: Prof. Dr. Harald Rohracher (Linköping University)

Social science research for energy transitions - integrated or marginalized?


Session: A socio-technical perspective on energy futures - Socio–technical energy scenarios and sustainability assessment

Challenges for modeling energy futures. Vanessa Schweizer (University of Waterloo)

Integrative methods of energy scenario construction. Wolfgang Weimer-Jehle, Witold-Roger Poganietz, Sigrid Prehofer (ENERGY-TRANS)

Socio-technical energy scenarios. Stefan Vögele, Thomas Pregger, Jens Buchgeister, Yvonne Scholz (ENERGY-TRANS)

Sustainability assessment of the German energy system and of socio-technical energy scenarios. Christine Rösch, Klaus-Rainer Bräutigam, Jürgen Kopfmüller, Volker Stelzer, Patrick Lichtner (ENERGY-TRANS)


Session: Coordinating the Energiewende: Regulatory challenges, trade-offs and responses

Between planned and market economy: How much government intervention does the Energiewende need? Matthias Reeg et al. (ENERGY-TRANS)

Are there problems of social affordability within the German Energiewende? Kerstin Tews et al.(ENERGY-TRANS)

The challenge of multi-level governance: How much (de)centralization does the Energiewende need? Sebastian Strunz et al. (ENERGY-TRANS)


Session: Innovation processes and energy transitions

Sectoral Change as Structural Transformation: „A Change is Gonna Come". An Analysis of the German System of Electricity Supply. Gerhard Fuchs, Ulrike Fettke, Nele Hinderer, Gregor Kungl, Mario Neukirch (ENERGY-TRANS)

Strategies of incumbent firms in the energy transition. Marko Hekkert, Universiteit Utrecht

Actors organise energy system transition: business cases for storage technologies. Marc Deissenroth, Sandra Wassermann (ENERGY-TRANS)


Session: From smart technologies to smart intervention

Investing in renewables: more than a matter of money. Ingo Kastner (ENERGY-TRANS), Paul Stern (SERI USA), tbc

A most simple account of people's energy conservation. Florian Kaiser (ENERGY-TRANS)

How to use smart meters smartly. Birgit Mack (ENERGY-TRANS)

Improving the adoption of e-mobility in Germany – building on the experiences of Norway. Sebastian Bobeth, Ellen Matthies (ENERGY-TRANS); Christian Klöckner (NTNU Trondheim)


Session: Participation for infrastructural planning

Public participation for facilitating the German energy transition: Potentials and limits of discursive approaches. Pia-Johanna Schweizer (ENERGY-TRANS)

On the conflict over the extension of the German power grid – Viewpoints and strategic action. Mario Neukirch (ENERGY-TRANS)

Public participation for infrastructural planning – new developments in international, European, and German environmental law. Wolfgang Köck (ENERGY-TRANS)


Session: Complexity, risk and trust in energy transition

ENERGY as Socio-technical Problem. Christian Büscher (ENERGY-TRANS)

The new energy system will be smart and flexible. But are we? Reinhard Grünwald, TAB Berlin

Trusting the energy system: past, present, future. Patrick Sumpf (ENERGY-TRANS)


Tuesday, March 15th, 2016 (conference language: German)


Diskussion zum Themenfeld: „Aktive Bürger und Konsumenten als Chance für die Energiewende”

Energiewende: Nicht ohne selbstgewählten Wohlstandsverzicht. Florian Kaiser (ENERGY-TRANS)

Jenseits der Technik – von „smart technology“ zu „smart intervention“. Ellen Matthies (ENERGY-TRANS)

Öffentlichkeitsbeteiligung: Panakeia für die Energiewende? Pia-Johanna Schweizer (ENERGY-TRANS)


Diskussion zum Themenfeld: „Steuerung der Energiewende – wie weiter?“

Strommarkt und Förderung Erneuerbarer – wie weiter? Erik Gawel, Matthias Reeg (ENERGY-TRANS)

Abstimmung der Energiewende zwischen Bund, Ländern und EU. Miranda Schreurs, Wolfgang Köck (ENERGY-TRANS)

Übergang von Strom- zur Energiewende – Energieeffizienz und Wärme als Herausforderungen. Michael Nast, Stefan Vögele (ENERGY-TRANS)