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SAFIRE is a computer based framework, developed under the EC Joule II programme, for assessing the first order impacts that new energy technologies can make on a local, regional or national economy. The aim of the project is to provide decision makers with a set of tools that can be used to examine and assess the impact of different energy technologies against a background of different economic policies and instruments. SAFIRE aims to help with analyses within the topical energy issues of the 1990s: environment, employment and competitiveness. It provides a consistent framework for the assessment of policy and technology impacts. This report provides a description of the SAFIRE methodology. The report is in two parts. Part A provides the background to the project, the objectives and scope and a brief overview of the SAFIRE methodology. Part B provides a description of the overall calculation sequence, the energy demand and resource calculations, the market penetration methodologies and the cost - benefit methodology. The SAFIRE software is available on disc and runs under Windows 3.1. It includes databases for 22 new energy technologies, and energy resource and demand data for the countries of the European Union.

Additional information

Authors: CEC, CEC Bruxelles (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 16785 EN (1995) 68pp., FS, free of charge
Availability: Available from the European Commission, Mr Eric Donni, DG XII, 200 rue de la Loi, B-1049 Bruxelles (BE)
Record Number: 199610120 / Last updated on: 1996-03-01
Original language: en
Available languages: en