Exploring Future Skills Shortage in the Transition to Localised and Low-Carbon Energy Systems

Yael Zekaria, Ruzanna Chitchyan

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Abstract

As the climate change pressures mount, the need to transition to clean (non-fossil fuel based) energy systems becomes ever more apparent. Such a transition requires availability of trained workers to install and control the new energy systems, as well as skilled governance and regulation to guide such a major societal change. This paper takes the first steps to explore the issues related to said skills and training provision, using group discussions with the UK’s energy researchers and practitioners. It reports on the areas of currently perceived skills gaps, and argues for the need to research on the future skills shortage prediction and training provision. This work aims to prevent such shortages from arising in order to facilitate a successful transition to clean energy systems.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 17 Jun 2019
Event6th International Conference on ICT for Sustainability, ICT4S 2019 - Lappeenranta, Finland
Duration: 10 Jun 201914 Jun 2019

Conference

Conference6th International Conference on ICT for Sustainability, ICT4S 2019
CountryFinland
CityLappeenranta
Period10/06/1914/06/19

Keywords

  • energy systems transition
  • skills assessment
  • skills shortage
  • low-carbon cities

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    Zekaria, Y., & Chitchyan, R. (2019). Exploring Future Skills Shortage in the Transition to Localised and Low-Carbon Energy Systems. Paper presented at 6th International Conference on ICT for Sustainability, ICT4S 2019, Lappeenranta, Finland.