Each of these four Horizon Scanning reports present 100 priority Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH) research questions. Specifically, each report details what a cross-section of SSH communities would like themselves to see receiving more funding through EU framework programmes, such as the forthcoming EU Horizon Europe. Our recommendations were submitted to the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Research & Innovation in November 2020.

These reports cover the following energy topics, which were chosen given the EU’s ongoing policy commitments to continuing research and innovation funding in these areas:

Each of these four Horizon Scanning exercises involved four core Working Groups of 25-30 members, who led on the sourcing of the raw research question suggestions, as well as assisted in the deliberation and editing of those respective questions. Together, across all four excercises, more than 400 energy-SSH experts were engaged over August 2019 – October 2020.

Further information is available on the Horizon Scanning methodology used, in addition to each Working Group’s preliminary Terms of Reference.

We would like to express our gratitude to the following experts for their work in each Working Group:

Renewables

Timo von Wirth; Derk Loorbach; Aleksandra Wagner; Olga Koretskaya; Robert Wade; Seweryn Krupnik; Tadeusz Rudek; Chris Foulds; Cigdem Adem; Sanne Akerboom; Susana Batel; Florian Caspar Rabitz; Chiara Certoma; Aleh Cherp; Justyna Chodkowska-Miszczuk; Matjaž Denac; Dušana Dokupilová; Merethe Dotterud Leiren; Marina Frolova Ignatieva; Daniel Gabaldón-Estevan; Ana Horta; Peter Karnøe; Johan Lilliestam; Jochen Markard; Matúš Mišik; Susanne Mühlemeier; Sophie Nemoz; Måns Nilsson; Jan Osička; Louiza Papamikrouli; Luigi Pellizioni; Siddarth Sareen; Mauro Sarrica; Gill Seyfang; Karen Smith Stegen; Benjamin Sovacool; Audrone Telesiene; Veronika Zapletalova.

Smart consumption

Rosie Robison; Tomas Moe Skjølsvold; Johanna Lehne; Emily Judson; Viera Pechancová; Chris Foulds; Liliia Bilous; Christian Büscher; Giuseppe Carrus; Sarah Darby; Melike Demirbağ-Kaplan; Sylvie Douzou; Mojca Drevenšek; Bohumil Frantál; Ângela Guimarães Pereira; Tom Hargreaves; Andrew Karvonen; Cecilia Katzeff; Maria Kola-Bezka; Senja Laakso; Gudrun Lettmayer; Hug March; Yael Parag; Sara Renström; Fanni Sáfián; Mariusz Swora; Lise Tjørring; Ellen van der Werff; Bas van Vliet; Grégoire Wallenborn; Maarten Wolsink; Annemie Wyckmans.

Energy efficiency

Chris Foulds; Sarah Royston;Thomas Berker; Efthymia Nakopoulou; Simone Abram; Branko Ančić; Efstathios Arapostathis; Gabriel Badescu; Richard Bull; Jed Cohen; Tessa Dunlop; Niall Dunphy; Claire Dupont; Corinna Fischer; Kirsten Gram-Hanssen; Catherine Grandclément; Eva Heiskanen; Nicola Labanca; Maria Jeliazkova; Helge Jörgens; Margit Keller; Florian Kern; Patrizia Lombardi; Ruth Mourik; Michael Ornetzeder; Peter Pearson; Harald Rohracher; Marlyne Sahakian; Ramazan Sari; Karina Standal; Lidija Živčič.

Transport and mobility

Marianne Ryghaug; Ivana Subotički; Timo von Wirth; Emilia Smeds; Aline Scherrer; Chris Foulds; Luca Bertolini; Eda Beyazit İnce; Ralf Brand; Galit Cohen-Blankshtain; Marc Dijk; Malene Freudendal-Pedersen; Stefan Gössling; Robert Guzik; Paula Kivimaa; Christian Klöckner; Christina Lazarova Nikolova; Aleksandra Lis; Oriol Marquet; Dimitris Milakis; Milos Mladenović; Gijs Mom; Caroline Mullen; Nathalie Ortar; Paola Pucci; Catarina Sales Oliveira; Tim Schwanen; Daniel Seidenglanz; Tauri Tuvikene; Alexander Wentland.