Energy System Modelling of Carbon-Neutral Hydrogen as an Enabler of Sectoral Integration within a Decarbonization Pathway - 2019
This paper explores the alternative roles hydrogen can play in the future European Union (EU) energy system, within the transition towards a carbon-neutral EU economy by 2050, following the latest policy developments after the COP21 agreement in Paris in 2015. Hydrogen could serve as an end-use fuel, a feedstock to […]
Factors Influencing Electric Vehicle Penetration in the EU by 2030: A Model-Based Policy Assessment - 2019
The European Commission (EC) has set ambitious CO2 emission reduction objectives for the transport sector by 2050. In this context, most decarbonisation scenarios for transport foresee large market penetration of electric vehicles in 2030 and 2050. The emergence of electrified car mobility is, however, uncertain due to various barriers such […]
Economic-Engineering Modelling of the Buildings Sector to Study the Transition towards Deep Decarbonisation in the EU - 2019
The paper presents a newly developed economic-engineering model of the buildings sector and its implementation for all the European Union (EU) Member States (MS), designed to study in detail ambitious energy efficiency strategies and policies, in the context of deep decarbonisation in the long term. The model has been used […]
Assessing the impacts of setting CO2 emission targets on truck manufacturers: A model implementation and application for the EU - 2019
The European Commission introduced in 2018, for the first time, CO2 emission standards for truck manufacturers, to incite additional reduction in the road transport CO2 emissions; trucks represent the second major contributor to CO2emissions in the EU road transport. This paper presents a model based analysis which simulates the implementation of such […]
The objective of the study which was prepared in the context of the ASSET study for DG ENERGY, was to present a detailed qualitative and quantitative analysis of the employment and labour market impacts induced by ambitious deployment of RES. The energy system transition from fossil fuels to RES and […]
Implications of delaying transport decarbonisation in the EU: A systems analysis using the PRIMES model - 2018
The transport sector decarbonisation represents an essential part of the GHG emissions reduction strategy of the EU for the 2030 and 2050 horizon. (Energy Policy, Volume 121 (2018), Pages 48–60)
Assessing the impacts of selected options for regulating CO2 emissions from new passenger cars and vans after 2020 - 2018
"Assessing the impacts of selected options for regulating CO2 emissions from new passenger cars and vans after 2020",Final Report for the European Commission, DG Climate Action, 19 February 2018.
"Coupling national and global models to explore policy impacts of NDCs", Energy Policy, Volume 118, July 2018, Pages 462–473
Enhancing global climate policy ambition towards a 1.5°C stabilization: a short-term multi-model assessment - 2018
"Enhancing global climate policy ambition towards a 1.5°C stabilization: a short-term multi-model assessment", Environmental Research Letters
Investments in Power Generation Under Uncertainty – a MIP Specification and Large-Scale Application for EU - 2017
''Investments in Power Generation Under Uncertainty - a MIP Specification and Large-Scale Application for EU'', Environmental Modeling & Assessment, pp 1-17, ISSN: 1420-2026 (Print)
This report has been prepared by the MILES project Consortium and collects the new low-carbon pathways developed by in-country research teams .
Decarbonisation of energy systems requires deep structural change. The purpose of this research was to analyse the rates of change taking place in the energy systems of the European Union (EU), in the light of the EU's climate change mitigation objectives.