A proposed paper entitled: Characterizing landscapes in regional risk governance has been accepted for inclusion in a special issue of the International Journal of Performability and Engineering.
The topic of the special issue will be Risk Governance and Risk Communication.
In this paper we will propose a framework and procedure to characterize a regional risk governance landscape. Our intent is to develop an analytical tool to help paint a picture that would convey valuable information to many individual decision making parties whose individual and collective interests would be furthered by coordinating decisions on a regional level. We propose to demonstrate this framework using the example of hydraulic fracturing for oil and gas in the USA.
This is happening big time in Germany, and some say it has made local utilities much more innovative and responsive to customer demand.
National poll of Americans by Stanford University and New York Times, January 2015. Some findings relevant to Energy Transitions.
Columbia University's Jason Borfoff and Trever Houser issued a report examining the question of whether America should begin to export crude oil. One of the key issues concerns America's refining capacity, a topic of research here at the Energy Trans Lab. http://www.energytrans.org/research.html
directs research at the Energy Trans Lab