publication . Article . 2018

The role of electricity storage and hydrogen technologies in enabling global low-carbon energy transitions

McPherson, M.; Johnson, N.; Strubegger, M.;
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  • Published: 15 Apr 2018
  • Publisher: Elsevier
Previous studies have noted the importance of electricity storage and hydrogen technologies for enabling large-scale variable renewable energy (VRE) deployment in long-term climate change mitigation scenarios. However, global studies, which typically use integrated assessment models, assume a fixed cost trajectory for storage and hydrogen technologies; thereby ignoring the sensitivity of VRE deployment and/or mitigation costs to uncertainties in future storage and hydrogen technology costs. Yet there is vast uncertainty in the future costs of these technologies, as reflected in the range of projected costs in the literature. This study uses the integrated assess...
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Advanced Model Development and Validation for Improved Analysis of Costs and Impacts of Mitigation Policies
  • Funder: European Commission (EC)
  • Project Code: 308329
  • Funding stream: FP7 | SP1 | ENV
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