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Prospective Outlook on Long-Term Energy Systems (POLES)


Prospective Outlook on Long-Term Energy Systems (POLES) is an econometric, partial-equilibrium world model.

POLES allows users to:

  • project energy demand and supply by region/country and international oil/gas/coal prices;
  • simulate technology development for electricity supply; and
  • simulate CO2 emissions and analysis of CO2 abatement policies and carbon values.

It is a valuable tool for addressing the long-term energy, technology and climate change issues. dressing the long-term energy, technology and climate change issues. Its world dimension makes explicit the linkages between the energy demand and supply.

Key questions addressed:

  • What is the projected energy demand and supply based on international fuel prices?

Sample data inputs:

  • Energy resources
  • Power generation
  • Emission profiles
  • GDP
  • Population
  • Oil and gas resources
  • Technology costs

Sample quantitative outputs:

  • Greenhouse gas emissions
  • Energy prices
  • Diffusion of key technologies

Access Prospective Outlook on Long-Term Energy Systems (POLES).

Resources:

POLES description document.

Tool Summary

Cost:
  • Not specified
Expertise Required:
  • Advanced
Geographic Scope:
  • Global
  • National
  • Sectoral
Activities/Scale:
  • Policy
Impacts Assessed:
  • Economic
    • General
  • Environmental
    • Greenhouse Gases