Category: REEEM

Data Management Plan – Collection, processing and dissemination of data in REEEM

The Data Management Plan (DMP) constitutes a deliverable of the project. It aims at providing a clear picture of how the project manages data and metadata. The DMP describes the data management life cycle for the data to be collected, processed and/or generated by this Horizon 2020 project. One of the grand challenges of data-intensive science is to facilitate knowledge discovery by assisting humans and machines in their discovery of, access to, integration and analysis of, scientific data and their...

Coming up: 7th REEEM General Assembly

From April 15th – 16th 2019, the seventh and last General Assembly of the REEEM project will be held in Lyngby. At the General Assembly all involved project partners will come together to discuss their work. The upcoming General Assembly, hosted by the Technical University of Denmark, will be the last before the project is completed in July. For this reason, the results of the different work packages will be presented and discussed at the meeting. The agenda’s main focus...

A look back at the REEEM Technology and Innovation Roadmap Workshop on Energy Efficiency in Buildings

On March 19th, the last REEEM stakeholder workshop on Technology and Innovation Roadmap Workshop on Energy Efficiency in Buildings was hosted at EIT InnoEnergy in Brussels. The full workshop agenda can be found here. The experts were giving presentations on different subjects in Energy Efficency in Buildings. You can find and download the speaker’s presentations below.   DOWNLOADS Theresa Steininger | Wohnwagon Off-Grid Solutions for Sustainable Living Herreweghe Lode | Smartroof Smartroof Suntiles Hélène Sibileau | EuroACE Regulatory and Policy...

Policy Brief – Accounting for Ecosystem Services in Energy Planning

The Policy Brief on accounting for ecosystem services in energy planning provides policy recommendations based on a detailed analysis focusing on Lithuania reported in Deliverable 5.4 – Ecosystem Services Case Study Report. The case study assessed impacts of alternative forest management strategies on multiple ecosystem services (bioenergy feedstock, industrial wood, carbon storage, recreation and habitat that supports biodiversity), as well as developed and discussed linking between an ecosystem service assessment tool and an energy systems model in order to integrate...

Case study report on ecosystem services: How to link an ecosystem service assessment tool and an energy sector development model?

Within the framework of the REEEM project, the case study was included in Work Package 5 on Environment, Health and Resources, where multiple sustainability goals are addressed for gaining a comprehensive understanding of the system-wide implications of decarburization pathways. The case study of Lithuania intended to assess impacts on multiple ecosystem services of forest bioenergy options, as well as to take the first steps for model linking between an ecosystem service assessment tool, and an energy sector development model. In...

Case Study on Carbon Leakage and Competitiveness

The Case Study on Carbon Leakage and Competitiveness in the EU analyzed over 20 scenarios varying both European and non-European emissions’ reduction targets to assess the impact of environmental over the competitiveness of EU´s energy intensive sectors. In addition, one workshop was organized in April 2018 in Brussels with stakeholders to present main results and receive feedback regarding extra scenarios. The results this deliverable suggest that the competitiveness of the energy intensive industries in the EU are affected by the...

Paper – Comprehensive representation of models for energy system analyses: Insights from the Energy Modelling Platform for Europe (EMP-E) 2017

This article discusses different approaches that are used to present and categorise models used in energy system analysis, with the overall objective to improve their quality, efficiency, and outreach to policy makers and public stakeholders involved in the European energy transition. A comprehensive literature review identifying strengths and limitations of existing approaches of classification is conducted. It highlights the tendency towards a versatile presentation of models, where the same set of information is available for all users while the way...

Paper – Transparency, reproducibility, and quality of energy system analyses – A process to improve scientific work

In this article we apply the transparency checklist methodology by Cao et al. to a case study to evaluate the degree of transparency in energy system modelling. We use a recent case study conducted by the Reiner Lemoine Institut that analyses heat and electricity supply in a German region. An analysis of the questions of the transparency checklist indicates that different issues are addressed: transparency, reproducibility and quality. The completed checklist with answers regarding the case study and its supplementing...

Paper – Assessment and economic valuation of air pollution impacts on human health over Europe and the United States as calculated by a multi-model ensemble in the framework of AQMEII3

This paper brings together different modelling groups across Europe and the United States to calculate mortality and morbidity due to air pollution and their economic costs on the society. We use the Economic Valuation of Air Pollution (EVA) model to estimate health impacts of air pollution using data from fourteen models and establish an uncertainty of these estimations due to differences in models by keeping the emissions and the boundary conditions same among all the models. Results show that differences...

Journal paper – Water use in electricity generation for water-energy nexus analyses: The European case

A new study by Morten A.D. Larsen and Martin Drews from the Technical University of Denmark published in Science of The Total Environment (Larsen and Drews, 2019) looks into the quality of present day openly available data on the water-energy nexus at larger scales, here highlighted for Europe. The approach is to combine multiple (free) data sources to generate the best possible estimate on the actual 1980-2015 historical water consumption (net share) and withdrawal rates (total share including return flow)...