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wholeSEM Whole Systems Energy Modelling Consortium

The whole systems energy modelling consortium (wholeSEM) is a ground breaking multi-institution initiative to develop, integrate and apply state-of-the-art energy models.

Energy models provide essential quantitative insights into the 21st Century challenges of decarbonisation, energy security, energy equity, and cost-effectiveness. Models provide the integrating language and framework that assists energy policy makers – focusing at different scales and time periods – to make improved decisions and trade-offs in conditions of pervasive uncertainty. Whole systems energy modelling also has a central role in helping energy supply companies to make technical and economic decisions with regard to future energy technologies and infrastructure, as well as in the assessment of the potential role of societal and behavioural change.

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wholeSEM Job Opportunity: Research Associate in Energy Systems Modelling

wholeSEM Job Opportunity: Research Associate in Energy Systems Modelling

19 August 2016

wholeSEM's University College London team are recruiting for a Research Associate in Energy Systems Modelling.
University of Surrey release animation ‘Understanding the dynamics of household energy use’

University of Surrey release animation ‘Understanding the dynamics of household energy use’

02 August 2016

wholeSEM’s team at the University of Surrey working with CRESS: Centre for Research in Social Simulation have released a fantastic animation explaining how their research explores the complex nature of household energy ...
wholeSEM’s UK TIMES model used by DECC to set ambitious new fifth carbon budget with a target to reduce emissions 57% by early 2030

wholeSEM’s UK TIMES model used by DECC to set ambitious new fifth carbon budget with a target to reduce emissions 57% by early 2030

It was announced today that the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) have agreed with the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) and set an ambitious new carbon budget proposing that the fifth ...
University of Cambridge wholeSEM group publish report on UK land use and bioenergy production

University of Cambridge wholeSEM group publish report on UK land use and bioenergy production

June 2016
Job Opportunity: Join wholeSEM's University of Surrey team

Job Opportunity: Join wholeSEM's University of Surrey team

wholeSEM's University of Surrey team are recruiting for a Research Fellow for the final 14 months of the project to support the analysis and integration of the quantitative and qualitative data on ...
Nature Energy publishes paper by wholeSEM's UCL Energy team 'Reinventing the energy modelling–policy interface'

Nature Energy publishes paper by wholeSEM's UCL Energy team 'Reinventing the energy modelling–policy interface'

wholeSEM's Principal Investigator Professor Neil Strachan along with researchers Dr Birgit Fais and Dr Hannah Daly from our UCL-Energy team have had the paper ‘Reinventing the energy modelling–policy interface’ published in ...

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BIEE Oxford Research Conference: Innovation and Disruption: the energy sector in transition

BIEE Oxford Research Conference: Innovation and Disruption: the energy sector in transition

21 - 22 September 2016


How will innovation transform the energy sector in the next 5-10 years?

Join Professor Neil Strachan and members of the wholeSEM consortium at BIEE’s 11th Oxford research conference for two days of ...
Annual Conference 2016: Energy Modelling Insights for Iterative Decision Making

Annual Conference 2016: Energy Modelling Insights for Iterative Decision Making

04 - 05 July 2016

Our 3rd Annual Conference combines our strands of thinking that try to model the future energy pathways under uncertainty where the demands of policy makers and indeed the framing of the issues are ...
Flexibility in Energy System Models

Flexibility in Energy System Models

11 April 2016

There has been emerging agreement that given the growing importance of flexibility that we should start in depth discussions and share experiences and insights, in order to inform future research agenda. Keep an ...
Re-Configuring Everyday Practices for a Post-carbon World

Re-Configuring Everyday Practices for a Post-carbon World

05 - 06 May 2016

wholeSEM and the British Sociological Association Climate Change group are hosting a 2 day workshop about how everyday social practices can be re-configured to be less energy intensive. An intended output of the ...
Energy systems challenges in a world in transition

Energy systems challenges in a world in transition

22 - 23 March 2016

UKERC is convening a residential conference that will bring together different perspectives on the energy system, and identify the key energy system challenges for the research community, government and other actors. The conference ...
Short term versus long term energy planning - Considering temporal trade-offs in decarbonisation pathways

Short term versus long term energy planning - Considering temporal trade-offs in decarbonisation pathways

28 - 29 April 2016

This workshop will look at the temporal trade-offs to be considered in energy planning, with a special focus on the long term versus short term energy systems modelling. The workshop sessions will include ...