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Special Issue "Climate Changes and Energy Markets"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2019).
Interests: applied economics; mathematical modelling for economic growth; energy markets and climate change
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Special Issue in Energies: Modelling Climate-Neutral Energy Systems and Markets
Since the Paris Agreement, decarbonisation strategies have been in preparation (in the EU, this represents the forthcoming mid-century strategy). The aim is to achieve deep emission reductions in all sectors and in particular in the power and heat sectors, where the goal is to reach zero or even negative CO2 emissions by 2050. Electricity shall become a carbon-free carrier to reduce emissions in otherwise inflexible sectors, notably in transport and heat uses. It is likely that the power sector will also produce carbon-free fuels, such as hydrogen and clean gas or liquid fuels, to replace fossils eventually. The volume of power generation may increase considerably. The dispatchable carbon-free sources, such as nuclear and carbon capture and storage, have limitations in many countries. Therefore, the challenge for the power sector is to integrate large amounts of variable renewables while preserving reliability. The challenge is technical and economic and regards both the system configuration and the organization of the markets. Highly dispersed generation, prosumers, aggregators of renewables, highly interconnected multiple-country markets, grid expansion, batteries and interplay with solar PV and electric cars, chemical storage through power-to-X, business models for producing the clean fuels, and tariff setting methods are among the relevant issues. Analyzing these issues is also a challenge for the economic-engineering modelling and the economic analysis of the transition.
Prof. Pantelis Capros
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- climate-change mitigation
- economic and engineering modelling of energy systems and markets