FG Globale Energiesystemanalyse

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Coal-exit health and environmental damage reductions outweigh economic impacts

Rauner, Sebastian ; Bauer, Nico ; Dirnaichner, Alois ; Dingenen, Rita Van ; Mutel, Chris ; Luderer, Gunnar (2020-03-23)

Cheap and abundant coal fuelled the industrialization of Europe, North America and Asia1. However, the price tag on coal has never reflected the external cost to society; coal combustion produces more than a third of today’s global CO2 emissions and is a major contributor to local adverse effects on the environment and public health, such as biodiversity loss and respiratory diseases. Here, we ...

Holistic energy system modeling combining multi-objective optimization and life cycle assessment

Rauner, Sebastian ; Budzinski, Maik (2017-12-05)

Making the global energy system more sustainable has emerged as a major societal concern and policy objective. This transition comes with various challenges and opportunities for a sustainable evolution affecting most of the UN's Sustainable Development Goals. We therefore propose broadening the current metrics for sustainability in the energy system modeling field by using industrial ecology t...

Air quality co-benefits of ratcheting up the NDCs

Rauner, Sebastian ; Hilaire, Jérôme ; Klein, David ; Strefler, Jessica ; Luderer, Gunnar (2020-04-18)

The current nationally determined contributions, pledged by the countries under the Paris Agreement, are far from limiting climate change to below 2 ∘C temperature increase by the end of the century. The necessary ratcheting up of climate policy is projected to come with a wide array of additional benefits, in particular a reduction of today’s 4.5 million annual premature deaths due to poor air...

Environmental impact assessment in energy-economy-climate models

Rauner, Sebastian (2021)

Climate change is one of, if not the, most important issues faced by the global society in the 21st century. The effects of climate change are visible on all continents and oceans already today and a business-as-usual will lead to severe consequences on the earth system, the economy and public health. Keeping these risks in check, the international community signed the Paris Agreement, stating ...

Managing Power Demand from Air Conditioning Benefits Solar PV in India Scenarios for 2040

Ershad, Ahmad Murtaza ; Pietzcker, Robert ; Ueckerdt, Falko ; Luderer, Gunnar (2020-05-02)

An Indian electricity system with very high shares of solar photovoltaics seems to be a plausible future given the ever-falling solar photovoltaic (PV) costs, recent Indian auction prices, and governmental support schemes. However, the variability of solar PV electricity, i.e., the seasonal, daily, and other weather-induced variations, could create an economic barrier. In this paper, we analyze...