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The aim of the specific programme on Non-Nuclear Energy, JOULE II, is to contribute to the development of economically viable and environmentally safer energy options; and energy saving technologies. The four areas covered by the programme are: analysis of strategies and modelling; minimum emission power production from fossil fuels; renewable energy sources; and energy utilization and conservation. The programme addresses the complex interactions between the processes of energy production and consumption, the economy and the environment by means of energy-environment-economy models, which cover the major aspects of energy problems. E3ME is a general model for Europe capable of addressing issues that link developments and policies in the areas of energy, the environment and the economy. The essential purpose of the model is to provide a framework for evaluating different policies, particularly those aimed at achieving sustainable energy use over the long term. This paper is a non-technical description of the model, how it works and how it might be useful for business and government. Full details of the data, variables and parameters of the model are available in the Users' Manual.

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Authors: CEC, CEC Bruxelles (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 16715 EN (1995) 81pp., FS, free of charge
Availability: Available from the European Commission, Mr Eric Donni, DG XII, 200 rue de la Loi, B-1049 Bruxelles (BE)
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