Climate Interactive is excited to introduce the development of a new simulation, En-ROADS, which will build on our robust suite of open-source tools for decision-makers. En-ROADS is a fast, powerful simulation tool to enable understanding of how changes to our energy use, consumption, and policies can lead us to achieving our climate goals.
A couple years ago we developed C-ROADS to help users understand the impacts of scenarios to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. This simulation is now widely used by national governments, business leaders, and at the UN Climate Change negotiations. You can now request a username to login and download C-ROADS as well.
We are developing En-ROADS, as an extension of the C-ROADS simulation, to answer questions about how we can reduce emissions to the levels that C-ROADS suggests are necessary for addressing climate change with present (or future) energy sources. En-ROADS focuses on how changes in global GDP, energy efficiency, R&D results, carbon price, fuel mix, and other factors will change carbon emissions and impacts on our global climate, such as temperature change. We have already gathered some fascinating insights about clean energy transition fuels and potential “silver bullet” energy options. Check out the En-ROADS introduction video above to see it in action.
Unlike C-ROADS, we are not yet distributing En-ROADS. We are interested, however, in exploring partnerships with groups that are able to support En-ROADS development, please contact us at info-AT-climateinteractive-DOT-org.
We would like to make En-ROADS the tool that decision-makers go to for analyzing how energy policies will shape our future — can you help us?