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Four deliverables have been written within the project:

  • D1.1: Power sector modeling improvements in the WITCH model
  • D1.2: Interactions and joint applications between the WITCH and the SWITCH models
  • D2.1: Future prospects of renewables, CCS, and nuclear in the European Union and beyond
  • D3.1: Energy and climate scenarios in the global policy perspective



The following six papers were extracted from the deliverables (the relevant work package is reported in brackets; the submission process will progressively be reported):

  • Carrara, S., Marni, M., Prato, S., and Tavoni, M. Modeling system integration of variable renewable energies in the WITCH model: the role of grid and storage in future decarbonization (WP1)
  • Carrara, S., Bevione M, de Boer, H.S., Gernaat, D., Mima S, Pietzcker R.C., and Tavoni M. Exploring pathways of solar PV learning-by-doing in Integrated Assessment Models (WP2)
  • Carrara, S. The techno-economic effects of the delayed deployment of CCS technologies on climate change mitigation (WP2)
  • Carrara, S. Reactor ageing and phase-out policies: global and European prospects for nuclear power generation (WP2)
  • Carrara, S. Sharing the burden: the change in mitigation costs with different levels of participation in global climate actions (WP3)
  • Carrara, S., Zucca, A., and Alloisio, I. Energy futures and climate change mitigation: a qualitative and quantitative assessment in the Sustainable Development Goals perspective (WP3)



Two more papers from the EU-FP7 PATHWAYS project, co-authored by the Fellow, were finalized during the MERCURY project (hence they report the relevant acknowledgment) and will appear in a dedicated special issue on Technological Forecasting and Social Change:

  • van Sluisveld, M.A.E., Hof, A.F., van Vuuren, D.P., Carrara, S., Geels, F., Nilsson, M., Rogge, K., and Turnheim B (2019). Aligning Integrated Assessment Modelling with Socio-Technical Transition insights: an application to low-carbon energy scenario analysis in Europe (published online)
  • Hof, A.F., Carrara, S., De Cian, E., Oehler, P., Pfluger, B., van Sluisveld, M.A.E., and van Vuuren, D.P. (2019). From global to national scenarios: bridging different models to explore power generation decarbonisation based on insights from sociotechnical transition case studies (forthcoming)