Clean Coal Technologies for Silesia Region Results of Regional Foresight


Institute of Thermal Technology, Silesian University of Technology


The present paper deals with the results of the foresight analysis concerning the development of energy technologies in Upper Silesia. Twelve experts representing science, industry and independent authorities
were involved in these investigations. Upper Silesia is a specific region in Poland, characterized by coal energy technologies. As 9 result of STEEP and SWOT analyses several scenarios of energy technology development have been elaborated. In the course of the voting of experts two scenarios (innovative and moderate development) have been selected. Both of them stress the need of developing clean coal technologies in Upper Silesia. The final results of regional foresight are road maps of the energy technologies development in Upper Silesia.