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Energy Security and Geopolitics for Fossil and Low-carbon Fuels - ECEMP

October 5-7 2022

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The annual ECEMP conference brings together Europe’s climate and energy modelling community over a three-day period in a forum for deep exchange of research and modelling practice and varied discussions. The event will feature a balanced mix of high-level panel discussions and interactive workshop sessions to enable a peer-reviewed digest of models and policy insights for the transformation of the European energy system. The ECEMP 2022 conference will be a platform for exchange among researchers and modelling teams from across Europe; from H2020 projects, representatives of the European Commission as well as partners from industry and civil society.

In agreement with the European Commission, the former EMP-E Conference has adopted a new name, “European Climate and Energy Modelling Platform (ECEMP)”, to consider the increasing role of climate policies and climate change and their impact on energy demand and supply planning.

This year’s conference will be planned again as an online event, due to uncertainties regarding the possibility of physical meetings. We will set up the same possibilities for interaction as last year to ensure an engaging, policy-oriented and enjoyable conference experience.

The original EMP-E was created in 2017 and has since been organised on a yearly basis by the H2020 Energy Modelling group – a group of projects funded by the European Commission’s Research and Innovation Programme. This year, the event is coordinated by ECEMF – the European Climate and Energy Modelling Forum, with support of SENTINEL, NAVIGATE, WHY, OpenENTRANCE, PLANET, CINTRAN, PARIS REINFORCE, EMB3RS, and newTRENDs. The conference does not have a registration fee as it is funded by the European Commission. The projects contributing to the conference have received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme.

This year, the overarching topic is: Acting on the ambitions to a net-zero EU: roadblocks, challenges and opportunities.

All ECEMP 2022 presenters are invited to submit their papers to a special issue in Energy Strategy Review and Open Research Europe.

Days and themes

  • Day 1: Energy security and geopolitics for fossil and low-carbon fuels
  • Day 2: Innovation, societal and technical changes for Net Zero
  • Day 3: The latest IPCC findings and implications for national and short term policies

We organise or participate in the following activities

Day 1 5th October    
Time Name Topic Person
11:00 - 13:00 Plenary Panel I: Energy Security and Geopolitics for Fossil and Low-carbon Fuels This plenary session covers recent developments in the field of energy and climate policies in the EU, with a focus on the implications of geopolitical events and energy security, the RePowerEU plan, and relatedly the current challenges and opportunities of the transition to a low-carbon economy Panagiotis Fragkos - E3 Modelling
Day 2 6th October    
14:00 - 15:30 Parallel Session 5: Consumer Behavior and Interventions The role of individual behavior has been increasingly studied in order to understand better households’ decisions on investments such as EDV adoption or energy efficiency improvements, energy consumption, and reaction to policies and policy tools. This session looks at potential low energy demand pathways and how they can be rationalised from an individual basis, and potential societal tipping points affecting demand patterns and policy perception. Carlos Quesada Granja - University of Deusto
16:00 - 17:30 Poster Session and Virtual Drinks Reception Social impact of the energy transition on young people  
Day 3 7th October    
09:00 - 10:30 Skills Workshop 7: The 5 “Ws” to Engaging Stakeholders to your ESM This session is open to researchers, experts and students who have an interest in stakeholder engagement. Involving external stakeholders in the scenario- building and modelling processes is essential to increasing the impact of the modelling work, guarantee transparency and legitimacy, collect differentiated perspectives and confirm the data. Andrzej Ceglarz and Amanda Schibline Renewables Grid Initiative
09:00 - 10:30 Skills Workshop 9: How to model user behavior? What is the potential of youth in leading the change in habits needed to deliver on the energy transition? Carlos Quesada Granja - University of Deusto
13:30 - 15:00 Parallel Session 12: Net-Zero and Behavioural Trends in the Building Transition There are several options to decarbonise the buildings sector in Europe and beyond, but most of them face high implementation challenges, related to large financial requirements, limited social acceptance, lack of appropriate policy incentives, limited behavioural changes, investors’ short-sightedness etc. This session analyses the key options to decarbonise the EU buildings sector by 2050, including heat pumps, net zero buildings, energy efficiency and hydrogen. Panagiotis Fragkos, E3 Modelling