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1/ Okay #climatetwitter and #energytwitter. Today I've been compiling a list of the top models I used for energy analysis. I figured I would make this publicly available as a resource for other folks, and to hear about what I'm missing.
2/ First a shameless plug for our (@EnergyInnovLLC) free model, the Energy Policy Simulator. The EPS covers 8 regions (US, China, India, Mexico, Indonesia, Canada, Poland, and KSA) and forecasts how policies affect energy, emissions, and cash flows. energypolicy.solutions
3/ Next, work by others A-Z:

Asia-Pacific Energy Research Center Energy Demand and Supply Outlook

Energy projections for many Asian-Pacific and other countries through 2050, with information on types of energy consumed and power sector composition.

4/ @EIAgov Annual Energy Outlook database

Contains the EIA’s projections through 2050 of US energy demand, prices, and energy infrastructure. Extremely detailed, not without its own flaws (esp for new tech). Invaluable.

5/ @EIAgov International Energy Outlook database

Complement to the Annual Energy Outlook and contains energy and emissions forecasts for a subset of countries and regions. Quite useful for international projections.

6/ @EIEEorg WITCH model simulator

The WITCH model is an Integrated Assessment Model (IAM) that is used in global energy/climate modeling. Limited results are available through an online interface.

7/ @EPA Mitigation of Non-CO2 Gases database

Contains projections of non-CO2 emissions for every country, as well as mitigation potential in major emitting countries. Used widely by many models to estimate the potential and cost of non-CO2 GHG mitigation. epa.gov/global-mitigat…
8/ @EU_Commission EDGAR database

Contains historical emissions estimates for most countries across many different pollutants and sectors.

9/ @FAO Agriculture Modeling World Projections Database

The Agriculture Modeling World Projections database includes detailed projections of agricultural and livestock outputs for many countries.


Another database from FAO that contains various agricultural and livestock statistics for most countries.

11/ @IEA Energy Statistics database

The Energy Statistics database contains detailed historical information, by country, on energy consumption by fuel type and sector. Essentially, free energy balances for every country.

12/ @IEA Energy Technology Perspectives visualizer

The Energy Technology Perspective visualizer contains useful projections on emissions and technology diffusion for a small set of regions under three different scenarios developed by the IEA.

13/ @IIASAVienna GAINS model

Contains information on activity drivers, technology composition, and energy and emissions estimates for many regions. Extends through 2030 and includes subnational coverage for several countries.

14/ @IIASAVienna RCP Scenario database

Contains data produced by models projecting the RCP scenarios in the UNFCCC Assessment Reports. The database includes outputs from many different models across many different scenarios, with some regional detail.

15/ @IIASAVienna SSP Scenario database

Contains data from many IAMs using unified assumptions about major economic drivers such as population and GDP. Helpful in understanding how models produce different outputs using the same set of input assumptions.

16/ @OECD_Stat Input-Output database

OECD.Stat is a database of country-level information ranging from employment, to GDP, to environmental performance. Of particular note are the Input-Output tables for specific regions.

17/ @PIK_Climate PRIMAP-Hist database

The PRIMAP-Hist database contains very detailed historical emissions estimates by country, sector, and gas.

18/ @PNNLab and @UofMaryland GCAM model

GCAM is an Integrated Assessment Model (IAM) with global coverage and regional detail for 32 different regions. It is publicly available and can be run locally. A great, free resource.

19/ UK DECC Global Calculator 2050 models

The Global Calculator 2050 models are a set of spreadsheet models built for a select group of countries that forecast energy consumption and emissions across a variety of scenarios.

20/ @WRIClimate CAIT/ClimateWatch database

The CAIT/ClimateWatch database includes lots of data at the national level for dozens of countries, including historical emissions by sector and future emissions trajectories.

fin/ So, that's my list. What have I missed? Are there tools/models you use that should be on this list?
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