The Carbon Calculator 2050 is a model of energy and greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) that can be used to identify a number of physically possible scenarios for the future. These scenarios are constructed with the goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions, reduce dependence on fossil fuels and promote the use of renewable energy. The model is freely available and anyone can access the tool and modeling assumptions.
The calculator can solve questions like:
- How many GHG issued various economic sectors in the future and what are the options for reducing emissions?
- In which sectors they can concentrate efforts to reduce GHG emissions?
- How much energy is used by different economic sectors and how they could reduce energy use?
- How you could clean energy expand their participation in the country's energy matrix?
Additionally, the calculator 2050 Colombia has unique attributes, which include:
- Completely free access, modeling calculations is posted on the Excel version 2050. Additionally Carbon Calculator information of each component is presented with the assumptions of the calculations summarized on the summary sheets that can be accessed from Web tool Carbon Calculator 2050 by clicking on each component
- A relatively simple model used to analyze different scenarios
- Also suitable for non-experts, anyone interested can learn to use the tool
- Shows a full range of ambition for emission reductions (minimum to very high) within different sectors
- It includes scenarios developed by experts and institutions that represent their point of view to reducing emissions in the country
Like all models, the 2050 Carbon Calculator also has its limitations. Carbon Calculator:
- It does not determine the impact of policies on energy prices
- No optimizes costs
- No establishes measures for the implementation of policies
- Not calculated the impact of a carbon tax on the economy or emissions
- It does not consider social, environmental or economic impacts of implementing measures to reduce emissions included
- No curves produces marginal abatement cost emission reduction