The focus of the third Energy and Climate seminar will be Energy Modelling. In principle energy system modelling seems to be potentially an important tool to support thinking about decarbonisation strategy, but in some ways it seems to have relatively limited influence on policy making.
Scott Milne of the Energy Technologies Institute (ETI), who led the creation of ETI scenarios for UK decarbonisation, will discuss ETI’s approach to ‘whole energy system’ modelling; building and communicating scenarios; some distinctive emerging insights; and its potential to inform thinking about energy strategy and policy.
Scott Milne joined the ETI in May 2013 as Strategy Analyst, Energy Systems Modelling. He has a PhD in energy scenarios and a background in software development.