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The International Energy Agency has estimated that global primary energy demand will increase by 40–50% from 2003 to 2030 (IEA).


The EnerGEO project consists of 12 partners from 6 countries and  has a duration of 4 years. The project started 1November 2009

Total costs
€ 7.866.400


EC contribution
€ 6.010.930

 

About Energeo

As mentioned on the homepage EnerGEO aims to provide a versatile modelling platform that will enable planners, environmentalists and governments to calculate, forecast and monitor the environmental impact of changes in the energy mix on local, regional and global scales The integration of Earth observation data with different state-of-the-art modelling tools and packages will allow socio-economic impact and environmental cost to be calculated and will concentrate not only on the real-time and near real-time impact but also on continuously recycled pollutants (longer time scale).

The global incorporation of the methodology will be achieved by building a portal within the context of GEO (Group on Earth Observations) and based on GE-ADC (architecture and data committee) recommendations.

Depending on the fact whether currently contemplated energy policies directed towards energy-saving and fuel-diversification will be effectuated. Since energy production, transportation and consumption place considerable pressures on the environment, there is serious concern regarding the sustainability of the current and future pattern of energy consumption.

In the future a more diversified energy mix and use of innovative technologies will force to take both optimisation of available resources and the impact this will have on the environment the ecosystem and human settlements into account.

There is a need of:

  • Information to help assessing current environmental impact of the production, transport and use of energy on a global scale in order to make balanced decisions towards energy diversification.
  • Information to assess geographically and in time the opportunities to diverse the energy portfolio towards a mix of energy resources which puts less pressure on the environment than the current one.
  • Monitoring of the geographical and temporal trends in the impact of the production, transport and use of energy to support policies and decisions aim at energy security and energy diversification.
     

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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no 226364

 

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