Tag: WP2 – CCS

CCS paper completed, now nuclear!

CCS paper completed, now nuclear!

Yesterday I finally completed the first draft of the CCS paper. As I anticipated in the last relevant post, I will likely finalize the article only after the end of the project: for the moment, this draft version is more than sufficient for Deliverable 2.1 and I have to focus on completing the modeling activity within January 15. The next step is the final task within WP2, focused on nuclear. It is known that this technology still represents a key…

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CCS analysis completed

CCS analysis completed

As anticipated two weeks ago, after running the CCS scenarios I focused on generating the relevant graphs in R, which I completed in the past days. I used the R script from the solar exercise, but some efforts were required to adapt it to this activity. Indeed I am not super expert with this software, and sometimes I had to ask help to more trained colleagues, but results are of great aesthetic quality. Plus, once you have written the script,…

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CCS scenarios completed

CCS scenarios completed

In the past days I finally completed the scenario runs concerning the CCS exercise that I have been carrying out in these weeks. Eventually I generated a set of 28 scenarios: as anticipated in one of the previous posts, there is a main matrix of climate targets (3.5°C, 3°C, 2.5°C, 2°C, and 1.5°C – all values refer to the temperature increase in 2100 with respect to the pre-industrial levels) coupled with different years when investing in CCS is triggered (2020,…

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CCS scenarios

CCS scenarios

About one month ago, in this post I introduced the new activity that I started before the summer break, aimed at investigating the implications of a delayed deployment of CCS technologies on the energy sector and the whole economy. In these days I am enjoying my summer break in the Lombardy  mountains… but the “work virus” is always present in me! So I thought that it could be useful to exploit at least part of my spare time running some scenarios….

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CCS futures

CCS futures

After sharing with my colleagues the first version of the paper about  learning in solar PV (see the last post), in the past days I started working on another front of Work Package 2. I remind that this WP regards the prospects of low-carbon technologies, focusing not so much on pure technical aspects, but on general policy issues impacting on the diffusion of such technologies. The solar PV learning activity covers the investigation on renewables. Naturally renewables are not only…

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Project outline

Project outline

The abstract of the project is reported in the About section. This post reports a detailed outline of the Work Packages and the Tasks.   WP 1 – Power sector modeling improvements (UC Berkeley) Task 1.1 – Training on the SWITCH model Task 1.2 – System integration of Variable Renewable Energies (VRE) Task 1.3 – Electricity storage Task 1.4 – Electrical grid Task 1.5 – Electricity trade   WP 2 – Technology prospects: EU policy scenario (FEEM) Task 2.1 –…

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