The transition to the energy future will be shaped by individual developments, "shifts", writes GDI researcher Stefan Breit. He identifies and analyses the 30 most important ones in a trend landscape.
The shifts examined here vary in probability and impact, which is reflected in the choice of coordinates used in the trend landscape: the x-axis represents the probability that a shift will occur. It also represents time: certain shifts will take place tomorrow, while others are still far in the future. The y-axis represents the impact a shift will have on entry into the energy system. Our illustration constitutes a current survey. Due to the dynamic development of the entire energy system, the landscape will inevitably change over the years. Certain shifts will move upwards or to the left, others are eliminated and others are added.
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