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

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.
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AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS

Address

Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid

Spain

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 844 250

Participants (11)

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CONSORZIO INTERUNIVERSITARIO NAZIONALE PER LA SCIENZA E TECNOLOGIA DEI MATERIALI

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 271 250

CENTRE FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES AND SAVING FONDATION

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 244 794,46

FUNDACION CIRCE CENTRO DE INVESTIGACION DE RECURSOS Y CONSUMOS ENERGETICOS

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 131 576,90

Masarykova univerzita

Czechia

EU Contribution

€ 297 780,96

UNIVERSIDAD DE VALLADOLID

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 427 771,81

ANGLIA RUSKIN UNIVERSITY HIGHER EDUCATION CORPORATION

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 393 376,25

BLACK SEA ENERGY RESEARCH

Bulgaria

EU Contribution

€ 280 625

INTERNATIONALES INSTITUT FUER ANGEWANDTE SYSTEMANALYSE

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 226 772,50

HNUTI DUHA - FRIENDS OF THE EARTH CZECH REPUBLIC

Czechia

EU Contribution

€ 85 906,54

OSTERREICHISCHE ENERGIEAGENTUR AUSTRIAN ENERGY AGENCY

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 411 204,33

BLUE4YOU SPRL

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 120 000

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 691287

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 January 2016

  • End date

    31 December 2019

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.3.6.

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 735 308,75

  • EU contribution

    € 3 735 308,75

Coordinated by:

AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS

Spain