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How can we transition from fossil fuels to sustainable energy sources?
Dr Kim Stansfield and Dr Mike Colechin address these problems in their recent paper: Soft Systems Method Integration With Sustainable Energy Systems Development Using ISO 16355 for QFD.
Our current energy systems cater for the use of fossil fuels but soon, as we move towards more sustainable sources, they will have to be updated to cope with new forms of energy. How will our business and technology infrastructure change to make the transition? This paper looks at how the 'Soft Systems Method' is used to analyse this 'soft problem' and gives examples of the solutions it produces.