March 14 2019

FEEM releases the Newsletter of the MERCURY project on Modeling the European Power Sector Evolution

The overarching objective of the project is to explore future climate change mitigation pathways, with two main focuses:

  • from a technological point of view, the main low-carbon power generation technologies, i.e. renewables (specifically solar PV), Carbon Capture & Storage (CCS), and nuclear;
  • from a policy point of view, the implications of different levels of participation by world countries in the climate change mitigation action led by the European Union.

This scenario assessment investigation is preceded by a model development phase, focused on the improvement of WITCH – the Integrated Assessment Model adopted in this research – in its modules describing the system integration of variable renewable energies, storage, and grid.

The Newsletter includes a blog by Samuel Carrara, recipient of the Marie Sklodowska-Curie grant, videos on the research content and on the visiting period spent in the US, as well as links to reports, deliverables, posts, and seminars dedicated to the project.

The MERCURY project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie grant agreement No 706330.

Read the Newsletter here!

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