Modelling Pathways to a Low Carbon Economy for Finland

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    Concretizing the roadmaps outlined for moving to a low carbon economy by 2050 into detailed policies is a challenging task. Using ETSAP-TIAM as the central modeling tool, we have analyzed the implications of low carbon policies within Europe, with a special focus on the Finnish energy system. The main objective of the work was to identify cost-effective pathways for moving into a low carbon economy by 2050, by creating a set of different storylines for the future society and economy. The analysis involved also linking the energy system model to an applied general equilibrium model and a forest sector partial equilibrium model for estimating the impacts on the overall economy as well as land-use change and forestry. The scenario results indicate that Finland has good opportunities for achieving its low carbon targets by 2050 due to its large natural resources. The major uncertainties are related to the application of carbon capture and storage (CCS) and possible sustainability criteria for biomass.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationInforming Energy and Climate Policies Using Energy Systems Models
    ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-16540-0
    ISBN (Print)978-3-319-16539-4
    Publication statusPublished - 7 Apr 2015
    MoE publication typeD2 Article in professional manuals or guides or professional information systems or text book material

    Publication series

    SeriesLecture Notes in Energy


    • sensitivity case
    • gross domestic product loss
    • scenario bionenergy
    • wide european scale
    • time modeling framework


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