Worm, Daniel (2013) Planning and Implementing Sustainable Regional Energy Systems. Masters, University of Oldenburg.

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Progressing climate change, growing dependency on the import of scarce resources, and fluctuating energy prices require a fundamental realignment of the energy systems (FVEE 2010, p.3). Only if we manage to restructure our German and European energy system towards a sustainable system can we maintain the quality of life and the welfare for current and future generations (FVEE 2010, p.3). One possible pathway to contribute to the transformation of energy systems is acting at the local level. Several communities in Germany build so-called energy regions with the target to be 100% supplied by renewable resources (100%-EER 2008, p.3). They focus on the sustainable provision of energy from decentralized sources while contributing to the region’s economic and social welfare. It is the intention of this study to contribute to the improvement of the planning and the implementation of sustainable systems in energy regions. For this purpose an instrument is developed, the Sustainability Balanced Scorecard (SBSC) for Energy Regions, based on the Balanced Scorecard (BSC) by Kaplan and Norton. Adopted from the originators’ target to facilitate the implementation of a corporate strategy, the author of this study makes use of this characteristic to support strategy implementation and local planning processes in energy regions. The enhancement of the instrument to a Sustainability Balanced Scorecard (SBSC) allows considering environmental and social aspects in the strategy implementation (Schaltegger and Dyllick 2002). This second characteristic provides a basis for developing sustainable energy systems.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Sustainable Energy, Regional Energy, Local Energy Systems, Decentralized Energy, Sustainability Balanced Scorecard
Subjects: Social sciences > Economics
Social sciences > Natural resources, energy and environment
Technology, medicine, applied sciences > Civil engineering and environmental protection engineering
Divisions: School of Computing Science, Business Administration, Economics and Law > Department of Business Administration, Economics and Law
Date Deposited: 03 Mar 2014 07:20
Last Modified: 25 Mar 2014 07:39
URI: https://oops.uni-oldenburg.de/id/eprint/1691
URN: urn:nbn:de:gbv:715-oops-17728

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