Informing Energy and Climate Policies Using Energy Systems Models

Insights from Scenario Analysis Increasing the Evidence Base

  • George Giannakidis
  • Maryse Labriet
  • Brian Ó Gallachóir
  • GianCarlo Tosato

Part of the Lecture Notes in Energy book series (LNEN, volume 30)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Alessandro Chiodi, George Giannakidis, Maryse Labriet, Brian Ó Gallachóir, GianCarlo Tosato
    Pages 1-12
  3. From Policy Insights to Policy Decisions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 13-13
    2. Alessandro Chiodi, Peter G. Taylor, Júlia Seixas, Sofia Simões, Patrícia Fortes, João P. Gouveia et al.
      Pages 15-41
    3. Ruud Kempener, Edi Assoumou, Alessandro Chiodi, Umberto Ciorba, Maria Gaeta, Dolf Gielen et al.
      Pages 43-67
    4. Maryse Labriet, Claire Nicolas, Stéphane Tchung-Ming, Amit Kanudia, Richard Loulou
      Pages 69-91
    5. Aiymgul Kerimray, Kanat Baigarin, Aidyn Bakdolotov, Rocco De Miglio, GianCarlo Tosato
      Pages 141-150
    6. Helena Cabal, Yolanda Lechón, Natalia Caldés, Cristina de la Rúa, Diego García-Gusano, Elena López-Bernabé et al.
      Pages 151-162
    7. Tiina Koljonen, Antti Lehtilä
      Pages 163-181
  4. Focussing on Specific Aspects of Supply and End-Use

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 183-183
    2. Wouter Nijs, Sofia Simoes, Alessandra Sgobbi, Pablo Ruiz-Castello, Christian Thiel, George Giannakidis et al.
      Pages 201-222
    3. Hannah E. Daly, Kalai Ramea, Alessandro Chiodi, Sonia Yeh, Maurizio Gargiulo, Brian Ó Gallachóir
      Pages 279-291
    4. Wenying Chen, Xiang Yin, Hongjun Zhang, Ding Ma, Jincheng Shi, Weilong Huang et al.
      Pages 293-312
  5. Gaining Additional Insights Through Model Coupling

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 313-313
    2. J. P. Deane, Francesco Gracceva, Alessandro Chiodi, Maurizio Gargiulo, Brian Ó Gallachóir
      Pages 315-331
    3. James Glynn, Patrícia Fortes, Anna Krook-Riekkola, Maryse Labriet, Marc Vielle, Socrates Kypreos et al.
      Pages 333-358
    4. James Glynn, Patrícia Fortes, Anna Krook-Riekkola, Maryse Labriet, Marc Vielle, Socrates Kypreos et al.
      Pages 359-387
    5. Maryse Labriet, Markus Biberacher, Philip B. Holden, Neil R. Edwards, Amit Kanudia, Richard Loulou
      Pages 389-409
    6. Raffaella Gerboni, Daniele Grosso, Evasio Lavagno, Amit Kanudia, GianCarlo Tosato
      Pages 411-426

About this book


This book highlights how energy-system models are used to underpin and support energy and climate mitigation policy decisions at national, multi-country and global levels. It brings together, for the first time in one volume, a range of methodological approaches and case studies of good modeling practice on a national and international scale from the IEA-ETSAP energy technology initiative. It provides insights for the reader into the rich and varied applications of energy-system models and the underlying methodologies and policy questions they can address. The book demonstrates how these models are used to answer complex policy questions, including those relating to energy security, climate change mitigation and the optimal allocation of energy resources. It will appeal to energy engineers and technology specialists looking for a rationale for innovation in the field of energy technologies and insights into their evolving costs and benefits. Energy economists will gain an understanding of the key future role of energy technologies and policy makers will learn how energy-system modeling teams can provide unique perspectives on national energy and environment challenges. The book is carefully structured into three parts which focus on i) policy decisions that have been underpinned by energy-system models, ii) specific aspects of supply and end-use sector modeling, including technology learning and behavior and iii) how additional insights can be gained from linking energy-system models with other models. The chapters elucidate key methodological features backed up with concrete applications. The book demonstrates the high degree of flexibility of the modeling tools used to represent extremely different energy systems, from national to global levels.


Climate Change Policy Energy Systems Modelling IEA-ETSAP MARKAL-TIMES Models Renewable Energy Technology Techno-Economic Model

Editors and affiliations

  • George Giannakidis
    • 1
  • Maryse Labriet
    • 2
  • Brian Ó Gallachóir
    • 3
  • GianCarlo Tosato
    • 4
  1. 1.Laboratory for Energy Systems AnalysisCenter for Renewable Energy SourcesPikermiGreece
  2. 2.Eneris Environment Energy ConsultanMadridSpain
  3. 3.University College CorkCorkIreland
  4. 4.ETSAP Project Head, ASATREMRomeItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Energy Energy (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-16539-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-16540-0
  • Series Print ISSN 2195-1284
  • Series Online ISSN 2195-1292
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