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Toy energy and CO2 model

This is a toy energy and CO2 model for the UK designed for teaching some basics about future scenarios for the emission of the greenhouse gas, CO2.

The toy model is in Excel and may be downloaded here and used and distributed, with acknowledgement to SENCO. The spreadsheet is best saved to disk and run, rather used than straight from the web browser.

A video of the model working can be downloaded here (1.7 Mb, AVI) or here (0.7 Mb, gif).

More complex models, such as SENCO's SEESCen scenario model, and EleServe electricity services model represent energy systems with greater realism. The toy model does not accurately account for sectoral interactions such as the impact of CHP on other electricity supply requirements. The toy model is a simple 'what if' model to illustrate how future scenarios for the emission of one greenhouse gas, CO2, might be affected by different assumptions.

Its purpose is to:


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