The EnerGEO Platform of Integrated Assessment (PIA): Environmental assessment of scenarios as a web service

Blanc I, Gschwind B, Cofala J, & Fuss S (2013). The EnerGEO Platform of Integrated Assessment (PIA): Environmental assessment of scenarios as a web service. In: EnviroInfo 2013: 27th International Conference on Informatics for Environmental Protection, 2-4 September 2013.

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Project: Earth Observation for monitoring and assessment of the environmental impact of energy use (ENERGEO, FP7 226364)

Abstract

With the International Energy Agency estimating that global energy demand will increase between 40 and 50 percent by 2030 (compared to 2003), scientists and policymakers are concerned about the sustainability of the current energy system and what environmental pressures might result from the development of future energy systems. EnerGEO is an ongoing FP7 Project (2009-2013) which assesses the current and future impact of energy use on the environment by linking environmental observation systems with the processes involved in exploiting energy resources. The idea of this European project is to determine how low carbon scenarios, and in particular scenarios with a high share of renewable electricity, affect emissions of air pollutants and greenhouse gases (GHG) and contribute to mitigation of negative energy system impacts on human health and ecosystems. A Platform of Integrated Assessment (PIA) has been elaborated to provide impact results for a selection of scenarios via a set of models (large-scale energy models, Life Cycle Assessment models, ...). This PIA is currently available through a web service. The concept of the PIA is detailed and to illustrate its interest, a set of results is given with the use of the simulation mode of the European version of GAINS for a selection of scenarios.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Research Programs: Ecosystems Services and Management (ESM)
Bibliographic Reference: In: B. Page et al. (eds); EnviroInfo 2013: 27th International Conference on Informatics for Environmental Protection; 2-4 September 2013, Hamburg, Germany
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 08:49
Last Modified: 08 Feb 2018 14:51
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/10673

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