WP 1: Spatial Organization of Renewable Energies and Resources
The focus of WP1 is on the spatial organization of renewable energies and resources with regard to a sustainably transformed energy system. This includes a spatially explicit inventory of the supply and use of renewable resources (e.g., wind, solar and biomass) as well as an analysis of different drivers, such as governance or infrastructure, and their corresponding interdependencies. In addition, methodologies, which enable a spatial assessment of the supply and use of renewable resources including its impact on the economy, ecosystems and the society, will be developed and applied. This assessment process comprises, inter alia, governance aspects and monitoring information on the current energy system. Based on the spatially explicit inventory and assessment, normative-conceptual objectives will be derived for a sustainably transformed supply and use of the resource basis. These objectives can support the derivation of concrete requirements for the governance of the energy system to achieve a spatially sustainable supply and use of renewable resources.
- Inventory: How have been renewable resources spatially supplied and used until now dependent on relevant drivers, such as RER potential, infrastructures, environmental behavior and governance, and how do these drivers influence each other? (Monitoring, WP2)
- Spatially explicit assessment: What are proper indicators for assessing and monitoring the supply and use of renewable resources regarding their spatially explicit impacts on the economy, ecosystems and the society? (Impact assessment, WP2)
- Normative-conceptual objectives: Which normative-conceptual objectives can be derived from the past and present supply and use of renewable resources to achieve a sustainably transformed energy system?
- Requirements for governance: Which requirements for the governance of the energy system arise to achieve a spatially sustainable supply and use of renewable resources? (Governance analysis, WP3)