DTU International Energy Report

DTU International Energy Report 2021

Perspectives on Wind Energy

The history of modern wind energy has demonstrated the impressive development in cost reduction, scale, capacity and deployment driven by an intelligent combination of technological development and policies.

Today we are witnessing a paradigm shift in the development of wind energy towards a technology that will take on the responsibility for contributing significantly to reaching a low-carbon energy system. The future development will be even more dramatic and will need ambitious and continuous public and private investment in RD&D, as well as strong cooperation in the further development of wind energy technologies and systems.

In DTU International Energy Report 2021, DTU Wind Energy presents our RD&D perspectives on how wind energy can accelerate the energy transition.

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DTU International Energy Report 2019

Transforming Urban Mobility

DTU International Energy Report 2019 focuses on sustainable mobility and transport systems in cities. The transport sector connects people across space and enables goods to be exchanged, but it also consumes energy, contributes heavily to CO2 emissions and local air pollution, and thereby imposes tremendous human and economic costs on society.

Cities require mobility solutions that are sustainable, affordable, secure, inclusive and integrated with the wider urban infrastructure and services, the ultimate objective being to create liveable and sustainable cities. For this to happen, a systemic transformation is needed, which must take place in the intersection between technology, infrastructure, multi-mode mobility and behavioral changes..

This is summarized in three related areas: how to avoid unnecessary transport; how to shift to eco-efficient modes of transport;s and how to improve technologies, fuels and infrastructure. The report also addresses future educational needs in the area of urban mobility and presents a network analysis of the areas of research that are influencing urban mobility solutions.

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DTU International Energy Report 2018

Accelerating the Clean Energy Revolution - Perspectives on Innovation Challenges

In light of the urgent climate and energy challenges, innovation and the deployment of sustainable energy technologies are crucial for accelerating the energy revolution. International cooperation on energy technologies is particularly important if this transformation is to succeed. The question is not whether to cooperate internationally, but rather how much, with whom, on what, and how. Therefore, Mission Innovation was widely welcomed when it was launched by 20 countries in the run-up to the Paris Agreement in December 2015. The participating countries undertook to double their public energy research and development funds over five years, and to cooperate on research, capacity building, and interaction with the business community.

DTU International Energy Report 2018 is DTU’s input for Mission Innovation. It includes leading researchers’ perspectives on R&D challenges and needs within seven Innovation Challenges, and covers the entire knowledge-value chain from basic research to demonstration and testing. The report also describes R&D challenges and needs related to energy storage, which we consider essential for the transformation to an energy system with a high proportion of fluctuating energy sources.

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