Energy and Power Engineering

Volume 10, Issue 6 (June 2018)

ISSN Print: 1949-243X   ISSN Online: 1947-3818

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Energy Planning Considering the Policy Dimension Seeking for Sustainable Development

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DOI: 10.4236/epe.2018.106017    517 Downloads   821 Views  


The objective of this work is to analyze the intrinsic aspects for policy dimension inside the energy planning and energy long term sustainability. In that sense, the methodology intends to take the Brazilian example as a case study and offer a somewhat unorthodox perspective on the subject of State energy planning. This matter is, beyond a purely technical question or a problem for the field of exact sciences, a point of primary interest to the field of social and human sciences. More the backbone methodology in this research is the Integrated Energy-Resources Planning (IRP), chosen for its ability to integrate both the supply and demand perspectives in the discussions about energy planning [1] [2]. A historical perspective is a guideline to approach issue: starting at the early Twentieth century, this study covers the major landmarks of the country energy concern to the present day; particularly noteworthy are the implications of the realpolitik—that is, the elements in politics that are developed within the institutional frameworks, such as governmental plans and decisions. As a result, it presents a complex picture, which we try to understand from the perspective of supply and demand integration. The originality of the study lies in the refusal to accept fallacious technical statements, as we consider the issue primarily a human and social problem, but considering the validity of technical statements that are correct.

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Galvão, M. , Rossi, L. , Gimenes, A. and Udaeta, M. (2018) Energy Planning Considering the Policy Dimension Seeking for Sustainable Development. Energy and Power Engineering, 10, 253-278. doi: 10.4236/epe.2018.106017.

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