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Modelling the energy use of products. A review of approaches from practice
Published by: Publication date:
ECN Policy Studies 13-7-2011
ECN report number: Document type:
ECN-E--11-027 ECN publication
Number of pages: Full text:
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This report describes the ‘Strategic modelling approach review’ project conducted by ECN for AEA Technology from the United Kingdom (acting on behalf of the Defra department). Defra runs the Market Transformation policy programme (MTP) to develop and implement policy on sustainable energy using products. AEA supports this programme with the MTP modelling approach. The research objective was to identify potential options for AEA to improve the cost effectiveness of the MTP modelling approach. From an overview of comparable modelling approaches from countries across the world and from other research findings, key areas are identified for which options are evaluated. The key areas include the focus of modelling efforts in scope and detail, the evidence data analyses and calculations, output possibilities, validation and verification, and the evidence data used and data collection methods.

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