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D3.6 Interactive Decarbonisation Simulator

Summary The INNOPATHS project uses a stakeholder engagement process to co-design and inform the development of sectorally- and technologically-detailed decarbonisation pathways by 2050 for the European Union and its Member States. To improve the accessibility of model results and facilitate and focus the stakeholder engagement process, E3Modelling developed the Energy System Decarbonisation Simulator (ESDS), which […]

D4.2 Report on social and distributional implications and ways of alleviating adverse social effects

Summary The INNOPATHS project aims to provide a fully-fledged assessment of the social and distributional implications of ambitious European climate policies and ways of alleviating adverse social effects. In this context, the deliverable D4.2 aims to provide a comprehensive analysis of the effects of EU climate policies on the incomes, activity and consumption patterns of […]

Narrative-driven alternative roads to achieve mid-century CO2 net neutrality in Europe

The tightened climate mitigation targets of the EU green deal raise an important question: Which strategy should be used to achieve carbon emissions net neutrality? This study explores stakeholder-designed narratives of the future energy system development within the deep decarbonization context. European carbon net-neutrality goals are put under test in a model comparison exercise using […]

The effect of differentiating costs of capital by country and technology on the European energy transition

Cost of capital is an important driver of investment decisions, including the large investments needed to execute the low-carbon energy transition. Most models, however, abstract from country or technology differences in cost of capital and use uniform assumptions. These might lead to biased results regarding the transition of certain countries towards renewables in the power […]

Equity implications of climate policy: Assessing the social and distributional impacts of emission reduction targets in the European Union

The implementation of determined or ambitious environmental policies may lead to regressive distributional impacts, disproportionately affecting low income population groups. The imposition of additional taxes on energy products affects negatively low-income households that face funding scarcity, increasing the risk of energy poverty. In this study, the state-of-the-art general equilibrium model GEM-E3-FIT is significantly expanded to […]

D6.8 Summary Report on Final Conference

Summary The final conference of the INNOPATHS project took place on 31st May and 1st June 2021. It was hosted by the European University Institute (EUI), but was held via Zoom, due to ongoing travel and meeting restrictions across Europe during the Covid-19 pandemic. This report summarises the sessions across the two days of the […]

Comparing expert elicitation and model-based probabilistic technology cost forecasts for the energy transition

Forecasting is essential to design efforts to address climate change. We conduct a systematic comparison of probabilistic technology cost forecasts produced by expert elicitation and model-based methods. We assess their performance by generating probabilistic cost forecasts of energy technologies rooted at various years in the past and then comparing these with observed costs in 2019. […]

Register now! Decarbonising European industry and steel in the global context

Options and Strategies from recent research. Supported by results from the INNOPATHS Programme. Event Information Date: 8 July Time: 9:00 – 11:30 (BST) Registration: Register here About the event The climate goals agreed in the Paris Agreement, and the need for ‘net zero’ emissions to stabilise the atmosphere, cannot be achieved without decarbonising energy-intensive industry.  […]

D5.5 Summary Roadmap of the EU energy system

Summary The INNOPATHS Roadmap aims to assess the technical and socio-economic feasibility of different, contrasted transformation pathways towards climate neutrality by 2050 and identify if there are robust strategies that are relevant across narratives to achieve deep decarbonisation by 2050. The model-based analysis confirms that the transition to carbon neutrality will result in transformative structural […]

D4.1 Report on assessment of low-carbon pathways for economic growth, industrial competitiveness and employment in EU countries

Summary The INNOPATHS project aims to provide a fully-fledged assessment of the technology, policy, energy and socio-economic impacts of decarbonisation strategies for the EU. In this context, the deliverable D4.1 aims to provide a comprehensive analysis of the activity growth, employment, trade and competitiveness effects of current and future European energy and climate policy measures. […]