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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.

wholeSEM News RSS feed

Flexibility essential for GB energy system - wholeSEM modelling used to inform two major reports.

Flexibility essential for GB energy system - wholeSEM modelling used to inform two major reports.

22 November 2016

Two major reports on flexibility in Great Britain's energy system have been released this month.
How will the global energy sector look in 2040? World Energy Outlook 2016 launched

How will the global energy sector look in 2040? World Energy Outlook 2016 launched

17 November 2016

UCL's Francesco Fuso Nerini contributed to the final editing and review of World Energy Outlook 2016 as part of his 3-month wholeSEM fellowship at the International Energy Agency.   
Why on earth did I buy that!?! 82% of adults in Great Britain have regretted buying something wasting an estimated £5–25bn a year on regretted purchases.

Why on earth did I buy that!?! 82% of adults in Great Britain have regretted buying something wasting an estimated £5–25bn a year on regretted purchases.

wholeSEM researchers from University of Cambridge have published a paper in Ecological Economics presenting findings on the tendency to regret purchases.
Committee on Climate Change acknowledges wholeSEM UCL-Energy team in supporting efforts to address UK climate targets with net zero modelling

Committee on Climate Change acknowledges wholeSEM UCL-Energy team in supporting efforts to address UK climate targets with net zero modelling

In October 2016 the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) released ‘UK Climate Action Following the Paris Agreement’ 
wholeSEM Job Opportunity: Research Associate in Energy Systems Modelling

wholeSEM Job Opportunity: Research Associate in Energy Systems Modelling

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’

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 Events RSS feed

Annual Conference July 2017: The Past, Present and Future of Energy Modelling

Annual Conference July 2017: The Past, Present and Future of Energy Modelling

03 - 04 July 2017

Please save the date for our innovative 4th annual conference.
wholeSEM Stakeholder Event: Top Down Integration Project - Challenging the Feasibility and Key Elements of a Long Term Decarbonisation Pathway

wholeSEM Stakeholder Event: Top Down Integration Project - Challenging the Feasibility and Key Elements of a Long Term Decarbonisation Pathway

30 November 2016

Models are often relied upon by policy makers to provide evidence that informs the decision-making process. But what kind of evidence is needed? How is uncertainty communicated? And based upon what assumptions?
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 ...