Considerations

For the energy potential studies discussed in this chapter, many factors that influence spatials planning could be left out of the equation, allowing an almost autistic concentration on the aspect of energy and a pure translation of energy potentials into spatial interventions. In order to achieve these changes, making savings attainabl, one should be prepared for a different form of spatial planning. Spatial planning by definition is policy of finetuning, in which energy hardly has had any influence. At the moment, the energy provision is implicitly serving spatial planning, but methodology presented may bring a reverse paradigm. Apart from leading to a better energy performance, this approach is necessary to respond better to climate change and become less dependent on other regions in the world.

A remaining question is whether the persistence of the hydrogen economy would obstruct the location-bound approach of energy potentials. Nevertheless, even then it will be useful to optimally deploy locally available energy of sun, wind, water, biomass and the underground, as well as waste flows.

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