Study of the conditions for a sustainable development of new energy technologies
This project proposes to learn about an emerging field, that of geothermal energy and its growing coupling with cold/heat storage facilities in the basements, in order to help identify its current developments, challenges and bottlenecks. Through case studies (France, Europe) and a comparative analysis of national policies and project processes, the study aims to propose a reference framework for the sustainable development of geothermal / heat storage / cooling projects. It also takes up the sensitive issue of social acceptability - too often captured'downstream' of technology development - to offer a formulation that questions'upstream' the conditions for the sustainable development of a new energy technology.
The energy groups of the ANCRE and ATHENA Alliances have been developing increasing interactions over the past three years to share their research agendas and identify common study topics for the social, economic and engineering sciences. ANCHOR : National Research Coordination Alliance for Energy (https://www.allianceenergie.fr); ATHENA: National Alliance for Human and Social Sciences (http://www.allianceathena.fr). Since 2009, the Alliances have aimed to bring together the main public research institutions in order to coordinate research priorities in collaboration with the Ministry of Research.