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Guiding European Policy toward a low-carbon economy. Modelling Energy system Development under Environmental And Socioeconomic constraints

Objective

The transition to a low carbon economy needs to achieve multiple aims: competitiveness, protection of the environment, creation of quality jobs, and social welfare. Thus policy-makers and other key stakeholders require tools that need to focus beyond the energy sector by including these other domains of economy, society and the environment. Currently, most available tools lack integration of these important areas despite being tightly connected to the energy sector. Moreover, current energy modelling tools often lack documentation, transparency and have been developed for a specialized insider audience, which makes validation and comparison of results as well as independent review impossible. Our project aims to solve the current needs of integration and transparency by developing a leading-edge policy modelling tool based on WoLiM, TIMES and LEAP models and incorporating Input-Output Analysis, that allows for accounting of environmental, social and economic impacts. The modular design of the tool will take into account the necessary flexibility to deal with different levels and interests of stakeholders at great sectorial and spatial detail. Finally, transparency will be achieved through an open access freeware distribution of the model based on the open access programming language (Python), providing a detailed user manual, addressed to a wider non-specialist audience, and including free internet courses and learning materials.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/renewable energy

Call for proposal

H2020-LCE-2015-2
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
Spain
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 844 250

Participants (11)

CONSORZIO INTERUNIVERSITARIO NAZIONALE PER LA SCIENZA E TECNOLOGIA DEI MATERIALI
Italy
EU contribution
€ 271 250
Address
Via Giusti 9
50121 Firenze
Activity type
Research Organisations
CENTRE FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES AND SAVING FONDATION
Greece
EU contribution
€ 244 794,46
Address
Marathonos 19Th Km
19009 Pikermi
Activity type
Research Organisations
FUNDACION CIRCE CENTRO DE INVESTIGACION DE RECURSOS Y CONSUMOS ENERGETICOS

Participation ended

Spain
EU contribution
€ 131 576,90
Address
Parque Empresarial Dinamiza, Avda. De Ranillas, 3D
50018 Zaragoza
Activity type
Research Organisations
Masarykova univerzita
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 297 780,96
Address
Zerotinovo Namesti 9
60177 Brno Stred
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDAD DE VALLADOLID
Spain
EU contribution
€ 427 771,81
Address
Plaza Santa Cruz 8 Palacio De Santa Cruz
47002 Valladolid
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ANGLIA RUSKIN UNIVERSITY HIGHER EDUCATION CORPORATION
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 393 376,25
Address
Bishop Hall Lane
CM1 1SQ Chelmsford
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CHERNOMORSKI IZSLEDOVATELSKI ENERGIEN TSENTAR
Bulgaria
EU contribution
€ 280 625
Address
Ul Viktor Grigorovich 7 Et.2 Ap.3 Zh.k. Kriva Reka Rayon Krasno Selo
1606 Sofia
Activity type
Research Organisations
INTERNATIONALES INSTITUT FUER ANGEWANDTE SYSTEMANALYSE
Austria
EU contribution
€ 226 772,50
Address
Schlossplatz 1
2361 Laxenburg
Activity type
Research Organisations
HNUTI DUHA - FRIENDS OF THE EARTH CZECH REPUBLIC
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 85 906,54
Address
Udolni 33
60200 Brno
Activity type
Other
OSTERREICHISCHE ENERGIEAGENTUR AUSTRIAN ENERGY AGENCY
Austria
EU contribution
€ 411 204,33
Address
Mariahilfer Strasse 136
1150 Wien
Activity type
Other
BLUE4YOU SPRL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 120 000
Address
Avenue Brugmann 611
1180 Bruxelles
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)