Modeling Low Carbon Energy Futures for the United States

Estimated U.S. Energy Consumption in 2018
Source: Estimated U.S. Energy Consumption in 2018: 101.2 Quads. LLNL March 2019. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and the Department of Energy, URL: https://flowcharts.llnl.gov/ *more info
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10.25815/xbvj-xa70

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DeCarolis, Joseph. ‘Modeling Low Carbon Energy Futures for the United States’, 2019. https://doi.org/10.25815/xbvj-xa70.

A new project will create an Open Energy Outlook for the United States to complement the US Annual Energy Outlook, which produces modeled projections of domestic energy markets. The Open Energy Outlook will utilize an open source energy system optimization model to examine US technology and policy pathways for deep decarbonization. Energy models provide a self-consistent framework to evaluate the effects of technology innovation, shifts in fuel prices, and new energy and climate policies. The focus on open source code and data is intended to foster community involvement in the effort, allow researchers to interrogate the model and reproduce published results, and engender trust within the broader community of modelers, analysts, and decision makers. The project has been funded by the Sloan Foundation.

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An Open Energy System Modeling Community

Image: GPLv2+ license notice for the now‑defunct deeco energy system model added on 24 February 2003. Courtesy Robbie Morrison

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10.25815/ff3b-d154

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Morrison, Robbie . ‘An Open Energy System Modeling Community’, 2019. https://doi.org/10.25815/ff3b-d154.

The Open Energy Modelling Initiative (shortened to openmod) is an online and offline umbrella community devoted to promoting open energy system modeling and analysis. While there are no restrictions on application area, the bulk of funded research is directed toward questions involving public policy. As of late‑2019, the openmod has about 600 participants on its mailing list, with most of them being full‑time researchers or analysts. More information on Wikipedia. Key URLs are listed in the infobox below.

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