Broschüre: Collective efforts to support the energy transition in North Rhine-Westphalia Current and future work by the Virtual Institute “Transformation – Energy Transition NRW”
Datum: 16.02.2018 / Art.-Nr.: EA518 / Anbieter: EnergieAgentur NRW
|Collective efforts to support the energy transition in North Rhine-Westphalia|
The Virtual Institute "Transformation – Energy Transition NRW" is a network of ten research institutes from North Rhine-Westphalia that was founded in 2013 on the initiativeof the federal state’s government. In addition to the NRW state government, the institute is also supported by the Mercator Foundation and coordinated by the Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities (KWI), Essen, and the Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy (WI).
The Virtual Institute’s purpose is to analyse the non-technical aspects of the energy transition in NRW with the help of innovative research designs and to actively involve stakeholders from politics, business and civil society in the process. The non-technical challenges presented by the energy transition include, among others,socio-economic and socio-cultural questions. For example: How does the expansion of renewable energies affect existing industrial sectors in NRW? What is the public’s perception of the energy transition, and how do they want to shape it for their own benefit? Which of the thought patterns that have evolved over time in NRW’s regions are influencing local perceptions of the energy transition?