The Nordic Clean Energy Scenarios project will identify technological solutions and develop energy scenarios on how the Nordic energy sector can achieve carbon neutrality and how this implicates various sectors. The focus is on energy-related greenhouse gas emissions, as they take up a large part of the total emissions (81% in 2017).
The project builds on previous work, such as the Nordic Energy Technology Perspectives, by complementing the cost-effective pathways with updated and deeper analyses of technological and socio-economic framework conditions.
A web-based tool will be developed, which will allow for the data and results to be explored in a transparent and accessible way. To further continuous development, the models and database created will be open access.
The project is funded by Nordic Energy Research and implemented in partnership with Energiforsk (lead), Energy Modelling Lab, IVL Svenska Miljöinstitutet, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Profu, Thema, and Tøkni. It runs from January 2020 to August 2021.