EDC (Environmental Design & Construction): The Official Magazine for the LEED Professional, Jan. 2014, by Daniel H. Nall.
http://www.edcmag.com/articles/95409-a-new-approach-to-evaluating-societal-energy-solutions-part-I

"Currently proposed solutions to perceived energy problems of today’s global community too often focus on specific technologies and address only a small portion of the overall problem. The tendency to “silo-ize” these issues tends to produce revolutionary solutions to minor problems and to foster neglect of larger issues. The approach below attempts to deconstruct the “energy problem” into component parts to facilitate evaluation of proposed solutions and technologies in the larger context."

Part 2 is in the Feb. 2014 issue of EDC - http://www.edcmag.com/articles/95444