|The Environmental Manual: A Tool for Analyzing Environmental and Cost Tradeoffs from Energy and Transport Systems (GTZ, 1999, 12 pages)|
Beyond the EM applications represented before, there are more possibilities:
· Identify options for the Clean Development Mechanism. When you have modeled your future power supply or transport system, the EM can identify greenhouse gas benefits of alternative options and calculate associated costs. You may find a market for CO 2 reductions in the future.
· Introduce your problems to universities and institutes. The EM can serve as a means of representation now, and link science and teaching capacity to problems in the real world.
Being a tool, the focus of the EM is application. Your application may be of interest to others. Therefore, don't hesitate to contact the EM User Network.
Training workshops and dissemination seminars continue to broaden applications, and make users familiar with new model features as they become available. Ongoing activities are:
· expanding the EM User Network in the Internet
· EM applications in the transport sector
· EM model extensions (version 2.0 in late 1999).
The EM 2.0 demo version released in parallel with EM 1.45 in July 99 demonstrates already some of the new model options, especially "quick" scenarios, and database export.
An important new feature of the coming full EM 2.0 version is its ability to dynamically link with EXCEL spreadsheets, and to model multi-fuel powerplants.
Information about the EM and its applications is available via the Internet, covering country databases, background data (spreadsheets, contacts...), and so-called EM "tours", i.e. short texts with practical introductions to the EM use.