Claudia Kettner, Angela Köppl, Katharina Köberl, The PASHMINA Indicators for Sustainable Energy Development – How Does the EU Perform?

Monographien, November 2012, 61 Seiten
   
In recent years the scientific discussion on how to best measure societal progress has gained increasing attention in the political arena. The underlying question is, whether the indicators currently used, are able to provide adequate information and are appropriate for guiding political decision making with respect to societal progress and welfare as well as with respect to the concept of sustainable development. Closely related to the concept of sustainable development a wide range of measurement approaches evolved that focus on different aspects relevant for societal wellbeing and progress. Energy plays a central role for all dimensions of sustainable development which is widely recognised in the different indicator sets. This report takes the energy indicators developed in the PASHMINA project as starting point. In order to summarise the development of the indicators for the EU total as well as EU 15 and the new member countries we calculate composite indices for sustainable energy development for the five sectors energy supply, manufacturing, services, households and transport as well as an aggregate index. A cluster analysis is performed to identify differences and similarities among countries with respect to selected energy indicators in the five sectors.
Report prepared for the PASHMINA project
 
Studie von: Österreichisches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung
Auftraggeber: Europäische Kommission
Forschungsbereich:Umwelt, Landwirtschaft und Energie
Sprache:Englisch

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Monographien, November 2012, 49 Seiten
In recent years the scientific discussion on how to best measure societal progress has gained increasing attention in the political arena. The underlying question is whether the indicators currently used are able to provide adequate information and are appropriate for guiding political decision making with respect to societal progress and welfare. Closely related to the concept of sustainable development a wide range of measurement approaches evolved that focus on different aspects relevant for societal wellbeing and progress. For the PASHMINA project we develop a set of sustainability indicators focusing on stocks and flows using the EU Sustainability Development Indicators and the IEA-IAEA Sustainable Energy Development Indicators as starting point. The focus of the PASHMINA indicator set is put on energy supply and use. The motivation for this focus is twofold: first, energy plays a central role for all dimensions of sustainable development; second, energy is crucial when focusing on the role of stocks, flows and services relevant for wellbeing.
Report prepared for the PASHMINA project
 
Auftraggeber: Europäische Kommission
Studie von: Österreichisches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung
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