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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...

REEEM Workshop: Regional Aspects of European Energy Transition

Lithuanian Energy Institute (LEI) invites to a workshop REGIONAL ASPECTS OF EUROPEAN ENERGY TRANSITION which will be held on June 4th from 12:00 to 16:00 in the Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania (Gedimino 51-305, Vilnius, Lithuania). This workshop is a part of the REEEM project, which is financed by the European Commission through the program Horizon 2020. The project aims to gain a clear and comprehensive understanding of the system-wide implications of energy strategies in support of the transition...

Case Study Report – Grid and Dispatch in South Eastern Europe

This deliverable includes methodology, main results and findings from case study on Grid and Dispatch in South Eastern Europe (SEE). Case studies in REEEM are considered to have a deeper look at certain regions and different modelling approaches for the transition pathways of European Union towards a low carbon society. This case study verifies the feasibility of yearly balance calculated in TIMES PanEU for five countries in SEE, in order to analyse the influence of short-term variability on long-term investments...

Look back at the 7th General Assembly: the outcome

From April 15th – 17th the REEEM partners have met in Copenhagen at DTU for the 7th and last General Assembly of the REEEM project. During the two days, the participants exchanged results and processed the work in the project (read here more details about the agenda of the past GA). Besides finalizing the results and discussing the progress, the consortium decided to create a brochure which showcases the REEEM results and the strengths and assets of the REEEM partners for possible future cooperations...