In order to address climate change, humankind is seeking to initiate the wholesale decarbonisation of the energy sector. Simultaneously, technological advances are reducing the cost of decentralised energy generation and digitisation via artificial intelligence. The Internet of Things and Distributed Ledgers are radically changing the way energy is consumed and managed, and the number of actors which can play a part in the energy transformation.
Foresight Transitions is looking at new ways in which energy futures can be characterised within a resource availability framework. This involves scanning for technological advances, novel business models which might be manifest, and assessing new consumer energy service value propositions in different possible futures.
Downloads: Research Papers
McLaren, S. and Workman, M.H.W., 2020.
How will COVID-19 impact our ability to deliver Net Zero
Summary of ATKINS Panel Session with 60 attendees from over 35 organisations on 19th May 2020.
Workman, M.H.W. and McLaren, S., 2020.
The role of Anticipatory Regulation (AR) in achieving Net Zero in a post Covid-19 world.
Summary of an Expert online Panel Session hosted by ATKINS on 5th May 2020.
Hall, S., Mazur, C., Hardy, J., Workman, M.H.W., and Powell, M., 2019.
Prioritising business model innovation: What needs to change in the United Kingdom energy system to grow low carbon entrepreneurship?
In Energy Research and Social Science 60 (2020) 101317.
Mazur, C., Hall, S., Hardy, J., and Workman, M.H.W., 2019.
Technology is not a Barrier: A Survey of Energy System Technologies Required for Innovative Electricity Business Models Driving the Low Carbon Energy Revolution.
In Energies 2019, 12, 428.
Workman, M.H.W., 2015.
Economic Resilience of Cities? The Role of Cities in the UK Energy Agenda—Their Importance as Facilitators and Co-ordinators.
Energy Research Partnership Technology Report.
Links: Research Papers
Dean, C., Schillebeeckx, S., and Workman, M.H.W., 2017.
Scarcity in the 21st Century: How the Resource Nexus affects Management.
Book Chapter—Natural Resource Management for Business Published in February 2018.
Wegner, S.M., Hall, S., Workman, M.H.W., and Hardy, J. 2017.
Valuing energy futures; A comparative analysis of value pools across energy system scenarios.
Foster, E., Marcello, C., Blazquez, J, Manzano, B., Workman, M.H.W., and Shah, N., 2017.
The unstudied barriers to widespread renewable energy deployment: fossil fuel price responses.
Metz, A., Darch, G. and Workman, M.H.W., 2015.
Realising a climate resilient UK electricity and gas system.
Proceedings of the Institute of Civil Engineers.
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