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Probabilistic Long-term Assessment of New Energy Technology Scenarios

Objective

The goal of PLANETS is to devise robust scenarios for the evolution of energy technologies in the next 50 years. This is achieved by means of an ensemble of quantitative and analytical tools that are designed to foresee the best technological hedging policy in response to future environmental and energy policies. Focused technological assessments will provide the necessary guidance for technology availability and competitiveness. Given the long term nature of the analysis, not to mention the many uncertainties surrounding the natural, technological and socio-economic determinants, the scenarios development will be accompanied by probabilistic and stochastic modelling analysis to quantify the most determinant sensitivities. To this purpose, a suite of state-of-the-art energy-economy-climate models will be brought together. The model portfolio spans varieties of regional coverage, technological detail and economic interrelations. Dedicated integrated assessments will explore the technological options that are most likely to play a role over the time horizon under investigation, and the critical issues that are needed for their competitive deployment. PLANETS will research the future of energy systems by examining environmental and energy policies at the European and global level in their capacity to influence the deployment of new technologies with respect to a mutually agreed Business-As-Usual scenario. This project will also analyse the linkage between European and world perspectives of energy technology futures and forecasts, in particular in terms of issues like economic competitiveness and the capacity to export clean technology adoption. Finally, PLANETS will aim to broadly disseminate EU energy technology futures, by setting up an informative scenarios website and acquainting a large number of stakeholders – from science, industry, government and so forth – with peer-reviewed publications and a final general-audience conference.

Call for proposal

FP7-ENERGY-2007-1-RTD
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

FONDAZIONE ENI ENRICO MATTEI
Address
Corso Magenta 63
20123 Milano
Italy
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 370 432
Administrative Contact
Mariaester Cassinelli (Ms.)

Participants (8)

STICHTING ENERGIEONDERZOEK CENTRUM NEDERLAND
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 351 079
Address
Westerduinweg 3
1755 LE Petten
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
B.C.C. Van Der Zwaan (Dr.)
UNIVERSITAET STUTTGART
Germany
EU contribution
€ 100 544
Address
Keplerstrasse 7
70174 Stuttgart
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Wolfgang Bott (Dr.)
KANLO CONSULTANTS S.A.R.L.
France
EU contribution
€ 211 458
Address
Espace Dmci - 4 Quai Des Etroits
69005 Lyon
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Richard Loulou (Dr.)
ORDECSYS SARL
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 159 144
Address
Place De L'etrier 4
1224 Chene Bougeries
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Alain B. Haurie (Dr.)
CHALMERS TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLA AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 196 039
Address
-
41296 Goeteborg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Camilla Jacobsohn (Ms.)
LIETUVOS ENERGETIKOS INSTITUTAS
Lithuania
EU contribution
€ 75 264
Address
Breslaujos G. 3
LT-44403 Kaunas
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Dalia Streimikiene (Dr.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER

Participation ended

United Kingdom
Address
Oxford Road
M13 9PL Manchester
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Kerry Chantrey (Ms.)
STICHTING KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT BRABANT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 77 713,60
Address
Warandelaan 2
5037 AB Tilburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Marjoleine De Wit (Ms.)