The project is a research project running from April 2006 to September 2008 and supported by a grant of the 6th Framework Programme of the European Commission (Sustainable Development, Global Change and Ecosystems). It is a multi-partner and multi-disciplinary project.
The research involves 26 partners which are amongst Europe’s leading centres for research (e.g. universities and research institutes) on the subject.
The project is co-ordinated by FONDAZIONE ENI ENRICO MATTEI, Italy.
The CASES Co-ordination Action has three principal objectives:
These objectives reflect t he general requirement of the Sustainable Energy Systems Work Programme to address “questions of socio-environmental damages of energy production and consumption” and “to make a comparative cost analysis for present and future energy generation alternative s”. The CASES CA is also relevant to the commitments undertaken by the European Union within the Kyoto Protocol. A detailed knowledge of the full cost structure of energy production within the EU-25 and some key non-EU countries is crucial to reach efficie nt decisions concerning emission reduction plans and JI/DCM projects. Objective I is met in a series of 7 inter-linked work packages that, in a dynamic way, evaluate and compare system costs associated with alternative energy technologies, including social and environmental damage costs. Objective II is met in a series of 4 work packages that evaluate alternative policy instruments to internalise environment related externalities in the EU Member States and in selected non-EU countries. Objective III is met through two stakeholder meetings that serve to validate and disseminate the projects outputs, and through a final conference presenting the results of the CA, and finally through a variety of dissemination means appropriate to the likely different audienc es. The success of the project will be judged in terms of the acceptability of the estimated energy costs by the scientific and policy communities and by the use made of these costs in a policy context.
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