Energy transition accomplished – A View from the Future
Jürgen Schneider – Environment Agency Austria
Stephan Fickl – Austrian Energy Agency
Katharina Kowalski – Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management
Alexander Schmidt – osb international systemic consulting
The transition of energy systems is necessary due to the threats of climate change and limited availability of fossil fuels. In fact, the transition is already happening. The specific characteristics of energy systems in the future are directly linked to our lifestyle and economy. In this workshop, we strive to address the process itself as well as the possibilities and obstacles of managing energy transition.
Following the starting input from Jürgen Schneider (Environment Agency Austria), we will draft the main milestones of energy transition in Austria and put ourselves in a future setting at which energy transition has already occurred. Looking back, we will then analyze the main challenges and developments from the perspective of different social groups. The goal of this method is to highlight the institutional breakthroughs and surprising aspects of this societal transformation.
Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management