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REEEM: Final Meeting and Data Publication

Mascha Richter and Ludwig Hülk participated in the final project meeting in Brussels in July 2019 and presented the public relations work and the project database developed by the RLI. With the completion of the EU research project REEEM, the RLI has published the majority of the project results with open licenses. This includes all project reports that are now available via Zenodo with DOI as well as various model data stored on the OpenEnergyPlatform (OEP). The model data are...

The Role of Behaviour and Heterogeneity for the Adoption of Technologies

The REEEM project funded a series of detailed empirical studies into individual preferences for low carbon technologies, looking in particular at the factors influencing technology adoption and exploring the differences between several EU member countries. Detailed surveys were carried out on 3000 European households in Finland, Croatia, and the UK. The responses were then used to build databases of individual attitudes and preferences with respect to decisions around home heating and transport. The work is described in a detailed report...

REEEMpathways, an open source tool for stakeholder engagement and pathway diagnostics

The REEEMpathways tool is an article-based open access online tool to visualise the results and key messages of the project in order to further enable stakeholder interaction. The tool is populated by data stored in the REEEM Pathways Database and provides public access to modelling insights, input data, and pathway assumptions from the project. The user interface is designed with an emphasis on organise and visualise model data. A number of developed features enhance usability and accessibility. The tool allows...

REEEMgame, an open source game to make energy systems understandable

REEEMgame is a learning simulation of how the future will look depending on how the player decides to act. The goal is to maximize the score in 2050, considering the social, environmental and economic dimensions decade by decade. The game aims to let the player interactively discover how (policy) decisions might affect the development of the European electricity sector in the transition to a low carbon system. At three points in time (2020, 2030, 2040) decisions need to be made...

REEEM project to co-chair plenary session on the modelling of Paris Agreement pathways at EMP-E 2019  

As a closure to their activities, the REEEM project and the SET-Nav project, funded by the Horizon 2020 Low-Carbon Energy call 2015, will co-chair a session on the modelling of Paris Agreement pathways at the Energy Modelling Platform for Europe (EMP-E) 2019. The session will be structured as a discussion between representatives of the European Commission, the audience and representatives of four projects funded under the same call, MEDEAS, REflex, REEEM and SET-Nav. The challenges of assessing quantitatively the impacts...

Focus Report – Health Impacts and External Costs due to Air Pollution

This Deliverable 5.2 “Focus Report on Health Impacts and External Costs due to Air Pollution” describes the methodology, main results and insights with regard to health and environmental impacts due to air pollution as an additional indicator for sustainable transformation pathways. By carrying out a comparative scenario analysis of three different pathways, which all feature ambitious GHG mitigation targets, the interactions of decarbonisation and air pollution control are studied, with one scenario having ambitious RES targets as an additional decarbonisation...

A look back at the REEEM workshop on Regional Aspects of European Energy Transition

On June 4, one of the last REEEM Project stakeholder workshops was held in Vilnius. It aimed at discussing energy security and other energy transition issues that are especially relevant for the Baltic region. Lina Sabaitienė, Vice-Minister of Energy of Lithuania, and Virgilijus Poderys, member of Lithuanian Parliament and Chair of the Commission for Energy and Sustainable Development, opened the workshop and highlighted the most important current issues in the energy landscape of the Baltic region. The members of REEEM...

Economic Impacts of Energy Transition – Linking energy system model TIMES PanEU with NEWAGE

An energy transition implying deep fuel shifts and significant investments towards decarbonisation is likely to carry impacts on economies, in terms of GDP growth, job market, gains or losses in competitiveness, etc. This analysis is carried out with NEWAGE, a top-down, recursive dynamic general equilibrium model which finds the pare to point between different players in the economy in REEEM project. However, as much as the development of the energy sector has implications for the whole economy, conversely the whole...

Journal paper – Technology interdependency in the United Kingdom’s low carbon energy transition

A new paper was published online in April 2019 by the journal “Energy Strategy Reviews” based on REEEM research. Titled “Technology interdependency in the United Kingdom’s low carbon energy transition”, the paper sets out to explore the conditions in which different low carbon technologies are chosen and deployed in future energy systems. In this research, we use a clustering algorithm to explore, across many hundreds of scenarios, whether technologies tend to be deployed with other technologies (due to some dependency),...

REEEM at International Conference on “Energy, Sustainability and Climate Change”

From June 3rd to 7th 2019, the REEEM partner from Energy Institute Hrvoje Pozar (EIHP) will participate in the 6th International Conference on “Energy, Sustainability and Climate Change” in Chania, Greece. For EIHP, Martina Mikulić, Dražen Balić and Ivana Milinković Turalija will participate in the conference. In Session 6 “Power Systems – Renewable Energy”, they will present the REEEM case study on Grid and Dispatch in South Eastern Europe. The International Conference on Energy, Sustainability and Climate Change is a...