Assessment of Alternative Energy/Environment Futures for Austria 1977-2015: Final Summary Report

Foell, W., Dennis, R.L., Hanson, M.E., Hervey, L.A., Hoelzl, A., Peerenboom, J.P., & Poenitz, E. (1979). Assessment of Alternative Energy/Environment Futures for Austria 1977-2015: Final Summary Report. IIASA Status Report. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: SR-79-003

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This study had two primary objectives: (1) To examine alternative energy futures and strategies for Austria and to consider some of their environmental implications. (2) To investigate and apply appropriate concepts and . methodologies for energy/environment management and policy design in Austria.

The establishment of these objectives was based upon the conviction that in Austria, as in most regions and nations of the world, there is an urgent need for the development and application of methods for studying regional energy systems and for testing the impact of alternative policies. In view of the major role which energy plays in the determination of environmental quality, this study was designed to aid in the integration of energy and environmental management from a systems perspective.

"Regional," in the context of our previous studies, is not strictly defined as subnational or as a specific class of geographic units; rather, it refers to a region, appropriately bounded so that it is possible to speak of energy and environmental systems from a physical, socioeconomic, or administrative perspective, or from all three. At the beginning of this study, we intended to limit its scope to a selected few Austrian Lander (states); we quickly realized that Austria's size and vigorous interregional links precluded anything less than a national study.

Item Type: Monograph (IIASA Status Report)
Research Programs: Resources and Environment Area (REN)
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 01:45
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2021 17:09

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