Sustainable and reliable global energy supply Globally, three central challenges for the energy systems of the future are emerging:
Risø contributes to solving these challenges by conducting research into energy policies and energy systems with particular focus on environmental and climatic consequences. And we contribute to developing and implementing new and efficient methods to strengthen the energy supply to poor areas in the developing countries.
Policy, market and means How are future energy systems to be structured? What are the barriers to sustainable development? What kind of research is necessary in the industrialised countries, and how can we expand the developing countries’ capacity in the area at the same time? These are the issues that Risø’s researchers are working on. The research results in a long range of analyses and the development of methods and models which are used by decision-makers in both industrialised and developing countries.
Environment, climate and ecosystems Environment Climate and EcosystemsRisø DTU aims to evaluate the impacts of various energy technologies on the environment and climate, the potentials to promote environmental adaptation to changed climatic conditions and the possibilities to mitigate positive and promote negative feedbacks to the atmosphere through land use and land management.
Optimising integrated systems Risø works from both an analytical and an experimental angle with the interaction between various renewable energy technologies and with the link to a more flexible consumption. At Risø’s laboratory, SYSLAB, experiments are conducted with distributed energy supply, i.e. the linking of more small geographically dispersed and fewer large central production units. The aim is to create new knowledge about energy systems with a high proportion of renewable energy. Moreover, Risø is working on how the use of fossil fuels in the transport sector can be reduced.
Hans Hvidtfeldt LarsenHead of DivisionSystems Analysis (SYS)
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