Final Neo-Carbon Energy Countdown: Ready for Renewables

Sirkka Heinonen, Samuli Honkapuro, Joni Karjalainen, Tiina Koljonen, Juho Ruotsalainen, Lassi Similä

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Abstract

Renewables-based Neo-Carbon Vision of the world in 2050 portrays an electrified, resilient and secure society with empowered, prosumeristic citizens who upload their surplus energy into smart grids as well as download energy when needed. The following overview on key insights of the Neo-Carbon Energy project on energy futures helps to frame the academic and societal discourse in the years to come.

Four scenarios assume a social perspective to open up very different avenues as transformative manifestations of this vision. The vision shows the pre-ferred goal – a renewables-based society – while the scenarios outline alternative expressions and pathways towards the desired vision. Finally, the actors that can make this change happen have to be identified and supported, especially in policy-making, and the role of energy markets re-thought.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherUniversity of Turku
Commissioning bodyFinnish Funding Agency for Innovation (Tekes)
Number of pages40
ISBN (Print)978-952-249-496-2
Publication statusPublished - 2017
MoE publication typeD4 Published development or research report or study

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SeriesFFRC eBOOK
Number11/2017
ISSN1797-1322

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Heinonen, S., Honkapuro, S., Karjalainen, J., Koljonen, T., Ruotsalainen, J., & Similä, L. (2017). Final Neo-Carbon Energy Countdown: Ready for Renewables. University of Turku. FFRC eBOOK, No. 11/2017
Heinonen, Sirkka ; Honkapuro, Samuli ; Karjalainen, Joni ; Koljonen, Tiina ; Ruotsalainen, Juho ; Similä, Lassi. / Final Neo-Carbon Energy Countdown : Ready for Renewables. University of Turku, 2017. 40 p. (FFRC eBOOK; No. 11/2017).
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Final Neo-Carbon Energy Countdown : Ready for Renewables. / Heinonen, Sirkka; Honkapuro, Samuli; Karjalainen, Joni; Koljonen, Tiina; Ruotsalainen, Juho; Similä, Lassi.

University of Turku, 2017. 40 p. (FFRC eBOOK; No. 11/2017).

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