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Theis Petersen

Studenteropgave: Speciale


Abstract In Danish heat and energy planning project holders have to conduct a socio-economic analysis to prove the project has a positive effect on society economically. The law on heat supply states that a project proposal has to undergo a certain method before the municipality can approve it. In this master’s thesis the socio-economic cost-benefit method will be analyzed with a focus on its precision and ability to meet the needs of the contemporary issues concerning the transition to renewable energy and the growing scarcity of fossil fuels. Through comparison with other guides to cost-benefit analysis from different areas and calculation of different factors it can be concluded that a number of elements have to change before the method can live up to the current tasks in the energy sector. By exchanging the current forecasting method with a backcasting approach, a number of shortcomings in the current method can be dissolved and a focus on political goals can be applied. A crucial point is to begin to put a price on energy security through a positive economic focus on domestically produced energy fuels and job creation. With these changes, the socio-economic analysis can become a valuable tool to value energy project instead of staying a barrier as is the case today.

UddannelserTekSam - miljøplanlægning, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Kandidat
Udgivelsesdato25 feb. 2016
VejledereTyge Kjær


  • Samfundsøkonomiske analyser
  • Energiplanlægning
  • varmeplanlægning