Chair: Prof. Julian Hunt, University College London
In this session, we considered the contributions Global Systems Science can make to energy systems that are global, multi-faceted and act across different Conference Version: Session Outline scales. Energy systems are critically interdependent with human systems, and many issues—such as energy security, climate change, and nuclear waste—require simultaneous consideration of environmental, social, and technological impacts. Transitions towards smarter, more resilient, and decentralized systems are currently underway, and require appropriate legislative mechanisms at different levels of governance. Talks and discussion will cover the multi-scale nature of energy issues, the design of energy infrastructure, and the challenges of policy support for multiobjective energy systems.
- Human energy systems in time and space