Impacts of Energy Transition in Iran on Vulnerability of Infrastructure to Natural Hazards

Yazdanpanah M & Komendantova N (2016). Impacts of Energy Transition in Iran on Vulnerability of Infrastructure to Natural Hazards. In: IDRiM 2016 7th International Conference on Integrated Disaster Risk Management Disasters and Development: Towards a Risk Aware Society, October 1-3, 2016, Isfahan, Islamic Republic of Iran.

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Abstract

Energy, as a fundamental component of modern society and life, has a direct impact on each human activity and plays
a critical role in socio-economic development. Indeed, energy is deeply embedded in each component of mankind development: economic, social and environmental ones. Energy is a crucial element for functioning of modern society and any break down in the energy sector, which affects energy supply, has negative impacts on all other economic sectors and spheres of human activity. Iran is an energy superpower, which has the fourth largest oil reserves and the second largest natural gas reserves in the world. Energy consumption in Iran is significantly higher than international standards and continues to grow. Iran has the third highest level of consumption of natural gas in the world and its domestic consumption is projected to grow by making Iran the largest natural gas consumer in the world. Despite abundance of fossil fuels, Iran is considering deployment of renewable energies sources and these plans are driving energy transition in the country.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Rural Development, Renewable Energy, Electricity Transmission, Social Acceptance
Research Programs: Risk & Resilience (RISK)
Bibliographic Reference: Proceedings of Extended Abstracts
Depositing User: Romeo Molina
Date Deposited: 13 Oct 2016 13:58
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2016 14:00
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/13878

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