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In 2017, EMV Energy partnered with Georgia Tech's Climate and Energy Policy Laboratory to develop the GT-NEMS (National Energy Modeling System) to explore the impact of energy efficiency as a carbon mitigation strategy in the U.S. The results of the modeling efforts are published in Energy Policy (Energy Policy, 2017, vol. 109, issue C, 249-259).
Paper Abstract: As temperatures across the globe hit record highs and extreme climate events multiply, interest in least-cost CO2 mitigation pathways is growing. This paper examines the pros and cons of strengthening demand-side options in strategies to reduce carbon emissions from the U.S. electricity sector. To date, demand-side management in the U.S. power sector has received overly simplistic treatment in energy models. To help fill this gap, we develop a customized version of the National Energy Modeling System to assess a range of demand- and supply-side policy scenarios. This enables four research hypotheses to be tested, related to mitigation costs, investment in new natural gas plants, carbon leakage, and local air pollution.
Click here to view an audio power point presentation on the project.
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