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Newsletter, June 2019

June 2019 | Published by REEEM Project

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This newsletter will be released every month to inform you about current achievements, events, the status and progress of the project and any other interesting information concerning REEEM.

What is REEEM?

 

REEEM is an energy system modelling project which started in February 2016. It is part of the H2020-LCE call, focusing on model-based analysis policy measures and transformation pathways to a sustainable energy system. It is divided in seven work packages featuring different tasks from modelling to analysing.

Taking into account various objectives like defining and assessing pathways and case studies or creating a science-policy interface, the project aims to comprehend the system-wide implications of energy strategies in support of transitions to a competitive low-carbon EU energy society, given the goals outlined in the Strategic Energy Technology Plan. The supportive technology impact assessments will target the full integration from demand to supply and also from the individual to the entire system. It will further address people from different sectors of society.


For more detailed information check out our offical REEEM website.

Latest News

Deliverable 5.2: Focus Report on Health Impacts and  External Costs due to Air Pollution

This Deliverable  5.2 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 measure (HighRES) and the third scenario introducing costs of air pollution in the system’s optimisation to reflect impacts of air pollution control (Base_DAM). Following the concept of the REEEM project, this allows for an integrated assessment of decarbonisation targets and air pollution control policies. For this purpose, the energy system model TIMES PanEU is linked with the impact assessment model EcoSense.
For more info, please see here.

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 of high decarbonisation pathways for the EU and the related policy insights drawn by the projects will be shared and compared.

More information on the registration and the full EMP-E-agenda can be found here.

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 at Lithuanian Energy Institute (LEI). It aimed at discussing energy security and other energy transition issues that are especially relevant for the Baltic region.

Besides input of 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, who highlighted the current energy issues in the Baltic region, members of the REEEM project presented the latest studies and insights of the project.

All presentations can be found on the REEEM website.

Picture: © Vygaudas Juozaitis LNB
 

Economic Impacts of Energy Transition - Linking nergy 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 economy (population, GDP and industrial growths) has impacts on the demand-supply equilibrium in the energy sector. To capture these cross-impact and to improve the technological foundation of economic modeling, a bi-directional, iterative link is established in REEEM between NEWAGE and the energy system model TIMES PanEU which is employed as an energy system optimisation model within the course of the project to analyse the role of different technologies in energy transition.

For more information on the linkage of the two models, please visit REEEM.org.

Partner of the Month

 


EMA Research Group

 
A total of eleven Organisations, Institutes and Universities from all around Europe are involved in the REEEM project. One of these is the Environmental Management and Assessment (EMA) research group of the KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm.

The EMA research group bridges the science-policy interface, aiming to analyse interacting systems for targeting solutions that promote a long-term sustainable development. Research areas includes energy systems and environmental assessment, where planning analysis and model support for renewable energy and urban systems are developed.

More info can be found here.
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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 691739.