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The Systems-Web Approach for Better-Informed Risk Governance

Volume 11, Number 6, November 2015 - Paper 6 - pp. 577-587


Head of Energy Department, EA European Academy of Technology and Innovation Assessment GmbH, 2. Etage, Wilhelmstraße 56, D-53474 Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler, GERMANY

(Received on January 31, 2015, revised on July 22, 2015)


One of the prerequisites for successful risk governance is reliable knowledge about the most striking interconnections between circumstances. System studies try to provide respective insights. However, not all can keep what they promise. In this study the systems-web approach is introduced which, applied in the right way, can serve to reveal the strength of the structure of existing studies with respect to specific purposes. Thus, it can help to increase transparency and to show the respective significance of studies. The potential of the approach is demonstrated with applications on energy system analyses, investigating the completeness and details of aspects covered in scenario studies and investigating the informative value of selected studies with respect to energy storage demand in future energy supply systems.


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