Journal of Futures Studies

Energy Futures

A Win-Win Strategy for Fossil-Fuel Producers and Environmentalists

March 30th, 2016  |  by  |  published in Energy Futures | Comments Off on A Win-Win Strategy for Fossil-Fuel Producers and Environmentalists

By Graeme Taylor Humanity’s dilemma Humanity now faces a dangerous dilemma: on one hand leading scientists predict that if we continue to burn coal, gas and oil the environmental consequences are likely to be catastrophic (e.g. Hansen et al., 2013); on the other hand many economists argue that if we stop using fossil fuels our industrial civilization will run […]

Energy Bonanza or Abyss: Israel’s Options for the Future

March 24th, 2013  |  by  |  published in Cultural, Trans-Cultural and Civilizational Foresight, Energy Futures, Scenario Work and Alternative Futures | Comments Off on Energy Bonanza or Abyss: Israel’s Options for the Future

by David Lefutso ABSTRACT The article uses scenarios to unpack and assess the energy bonanza that has befallen Israel and other countries in the eastern Mediterranean. The discovery of oil and gas takes place under the context of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the recent Arab spring. Three scenarios have been constructed to afford Israel with alternative […]

Experience-based Exploration of Complex Energy Systems

September 25th, 2012  |  by  |  published in Case Studies, Ecological and Environmental Foresight, Energy Futures, Modeling, Simulation and Gaming, Technology Futures | Comments Off on Experience-based Exploration of Complex Energy Systems

by Andreas Ligtvoet & Emile J. L. Chappin ABSTRACT In our energy-restricted world, planners and engineers have to cope with problems of CO2 emissions and oil- and gas-shortages. Many planning activities not captured under the heading of “futures studies” share common goals like dealing with an uncertain, complex future. We focus on two novel approaches: agent-based […]

Responding to the Millennium Project’s Energy Challenge: A Futurist’s Perspective

June 25th, 2012  |  by  |  published in Critical and Epistemological Foresight, Ecological and Environmental Foresight, Energy Futures, Planetary Mega-crisis, Transition and Transformation | Comments Off on Responding to the Millennium Project’s Energy Challenge: A Futurist’s Perspective

by Joshua Floyd ABSTRACT The Millennium Project poses the question “How can growing energy demand be met safely and efficiently?” From a perspective grounded in critical and epistemological futures inquiry, this subsumes three further questions: 1) what is the nature of our changing energy demand; 2) what might it mean to meet this ‘safely’; and 3) […]

Energy Foresight Pakistan: Lessons from Energy Expert Panel meetings

June 5th, 2011  |  by  |  published in Case Studies, Ecological and Environmental Foresight, Energy Futures | Comments Off on Energy Foresight Pakistan: Lessons from Energy Expert Panel meetings

by Badar Sultan Minhas ABSTRACT An energy foresight under the Technology Foresight project was carried out to discuss viable technologies for the sustainable development of the energy sector in Pakistan, keeping in view the time horizon of 1015 years i.e. 2020-2025. STEEP-V approach was used for collection of opinions, policies and projects for future energy needs. […]

Worldviews, Paradigms and the Solar Age

November 19th, 2001  |  by  |  published in Energy Futures, Global Foresight | Comments Off on Worldviews, Paradigms and the Solar Age

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