Research

Energy For One World:

Research Case Example 1:

How do we integrate the UN Sustainable Development Goals, Paris Climate Change Agreement in our Mainstream Energy and Economy developments and architecture? How do we organize ourselves for success?

Research Question: How best  do we organize ourselves (over coming 5 years)- such that we have a chance of better meeting the needs  of the common good (vibrant sustainable societies) and ourselves? And to be quite specific on Energy & Sustainability: How do we integrate the UN Sustainable Development Goals, Paris Climate Change Agreement in our Mainstream Energy and Economy developments and architecture? How do we organize ourselves for success?

Hypothesis: Our present (energy governance and business) organisations and organisational forms are invited to work towards achieving Sustainable Development and implement the Paris Cliamte Change Agreement. In order to better promote, integrate and transform our established energy economies, working practices – and to better include climate change, UN sustainable development goals (‘the common good”) in our mainstream Energy (Oil, Gas, Utility) and Economy development and architectures- we believe that we may need to change some of our present minds- and mind-sets, organizational forms,  and working-habits  and seek new and innovative work collaborations- in order to raise our opportunity space for success.

Some guiding questions are:

  • What are today’s Trends and Gaps (gap analysis) – in the above?
  • What Policy and Policy instruments are in existence and/or may  we need in order to help us to advance the above goals and better integrated work agenda?
  • What forms of (new) Governance (Integrated Transition Governance) do we see today or do we need to organize locally, regionally and nationally- and in order to enhance our chances for success?
  • Can we identify qualify and quantify local and international key and critical success factors (ripples and ripple effects) that can enable the better integration of sustainable development and climate change in energy architecture development?
  • What innovative forms of (new) collaborations between the present stakeholders Governments- Business, Society  and Investor Community exist, or are rising, or would enhance our abilities for success
  • Where and how can we improve cross-silo-,-cross national, cross-trade collaborations? How can we improve Sustainable Development in the Energy trade?
  • What is presently going well? What needs our attention? What organizational opportunities do we have to improve?
  • Is there a blueprint or a roadmap to better  integrate, transit and transform our national and international energy architectures- for the common good?
  • What new measurement(s) or yardsticks do we need in order to measure our progress and success?  

This research work will run over year 2016.

 Research Case Example 2:

Building an agent-based model of our global world energy system (Research – 2013)

This research has build an agent-based model of our global world energy system: a fresh approach in exploring its future under different energy scenario’s

Our research project into the global energy system has been kicked-off at the University Of Technology Delft, in the Netherlands and is to provide additional facts and insights on the developments within our world energy system- and to allow a more balanced decision making.

This leading and world’s first research project with world experts in agent-based modelling focussed on:

Energy is one of the essential factors of human modern life. The population of the world is increasing and lifestyle of people is improving. At the same time, and according to some energy experts, we may see conventional oil, coal and gas production reaching its peak (the age of easy oil is over). It can be a signal for future energy shortage. Everyone has the right to have access to sufficient energy at affordable price. Energy shortage can cause high energy prices and high degree of inequality among nations and people. Besides, the global energy system is a complex adaptive system composed of many physical and technological entities as well as many relevant actors and institutions. The states and behaviours of the global energy system emerges from states and interactions of all those elements and components. In this research, the world energy system will be explored, and an agent-based modeling is suggested as a methodology for modelling the world energy system and exploring its future under different scenario’s.

28th August 2013

NEWS

Today, I may present to you the results of the first pass research into the development of a hybrid, agent-based model- to study the future of our world energy system.

Yesterday afternoon, Ahmad Reza Mir Mohammadi presented and defended quite successfully this work in front of the research staff, peer group and supervision at the TU Delft in the Netherlands, and could afterwards celebrate his graduation into becoming a Master of Science in Technology, Policy and Management.

Today – we can enjoy the fruits of this remarkable work, and can start to make efforts to better understand what this innovative approach and research can bring to us in terms of new insights and better understanding of the state we are in, and what best actions and strategies we can take to get where we want to be.

As Ahmad’s work is quite concise and of a remarkable high quality in modelling work and compostion, and standing on the shoulders of the work earlier done by Dr. Dale in Stanford University and by the very fine and great people of the faculty of TU Delft,  I do understand that the results of this modelling work may require some explanation.

Please visit my daily insight notes to read in layman’s terms what this research work may mean.

Please download here a pdf-file of this research report (Title and Introduction only):

Creating an Exploratory Model to investigate the dynamics in the World Energy System

Please find below the on-line readable thesis of Ahmad:

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Other Research work

We have defined a couple of Game-changing research projects on e.g.  energy scenario building, predicting  operational performances from renewables, reviewing the best organizational constellation for energy and energy transition, etc.  – which have been proposed to some strategic value partners. We have commenced with a new study and research on 1st February 2016.