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The EnerGEO Platform of Integrated Assessment (PIA): environmental assessment of scenarios as a web service

Abstract : With the International Energy Agency estimating that global energy demand will increase between 40 and 50 percent by 2030 (compared to 2003), scientists and policymakers are concerned about the sustainability of the current energy system and what environmental pressures might result from the development of future energy systems. EnerGEO is an ongoing FP7 Project (2009-2013) which assesses the current and future impact of energy use on the environment by linking environmental observation systems with the processes involved in exploiting energy resources. The idea of this European project is to determine how low carbon scenarios, and in particular scenarios with a high share of renewable electricity, affect emissions of air pollutants and greenhouse gases (GHG) and contribute to mitigation of negative energy system impacts on human health and ecosystems. A Platform of Integrated Assessment (PIA) has been elaborated to provide impact results for a selection of scenarios via a set of models (large-scale energy models, Life Cycle Assessment models, ...). This PIA is currently available through a web service. The concept of the PIA is detailed and to illustrate its interest, a set of results is given with the use of the simulation mode of the European version of GAINS for a selection of scenarios.
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Isabelle Blanc, Benoît Gschwind, Mireille Lefèvre, Didier Beloin-Saint-Pierre, Thierry Ranchin, et al.. The EnerGEO Platform of Integrated Assessment (PIA): environmental assessment of scenarios as a web service. 27th International Conference on Informatics for Environmental Protection, Sep 2013, Hambourg, Germany. pp.85. ⟨hal-00858230⟩



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