Integrated Project on Energy Externalities (NEEDS)

Project programme
Period
01.09.2004 - 09.01.2009
Project status
Completed
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The NEEDS proposal addresses Priority 6.1: Sustainable Energy Systems and, more specifically, Sub-priority 6.1.3.2.5: Socio-economic tools and concepts for energy strategy. Its ultimate objective is to evaluate the full costs and benefits (i.e. direct + external) of energy policies and of future energy systems, both for individual countries and for the enlarged EU as a whole.
Major advancements will be achieved in the three main areas of:

  • Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of energy technologies
  • monetary valuation of externalities from energy production, transport, conversion and use
  • integration of LCA and externalities information into policy formulation and scenario building.

The NEEDS IP is built as a series of “research streams”:

1a) LCA of new energy technologies
1b) New and improved methods to estimate the external costs of energy conversion
1c) Externalities associated to the extraction and transport of energy
1d) Extension of the geographical coverage of the current knowledge of energy externalities
2a) Modelling internalisation strategies, including scenario building
2b) Energy Technology Roadmap and Stakeholder Perspectives
3a) Transferability and generalisation
3b) Dissemination/communicationA dedicated Integration Stream will deal with all interlink ages between streams.

The consortium includes 80 partners (of which over 20% are SMEs), representing 30 Countries (13 EU Member States, 10 NAS, 3 Mediterranean Countries, and 4 Countries from other parts of the World), and a balanced mix of Universities, Research Institutions, Industry, NGOs.
Most leading institutions in the area of energy externalities research are represented.
The Consortium is coordinated by ISIS, Institute for System Integration Studies (Rome)
Over the 4-year duration of the IP, the resources mobilised amount to ca. 1118 person. months, corresponding to a total value of ca. 11.699 MEuro.

LEI activities in the Project

LEI in this project was responsible for disseminating the information received during the project and organizing the final project conference. LEI has also prepared detailed descriptions of all reports made at the final project conference.

Total cost:  11 698 930 EUR (LEI part: 31 397 EUR)

Coordinator: ISTITUTO DI STUDI PER L’INTEGRAZIONE DEI SISTEMI, Italy

Participants:

  • KFKI ATOMENERGIA KUTATOINTEZET, Hungary
  • AMBIENTE ITALIA SRL, Italy
  • ASSOCIATION POUR LA RECHERCHE ET LE DEVELOPPEMENT DES METHODES ET PROCESSUS INDUSTRIELS, France
  • ARISTOTLE UNIVERSITY OF THESSALONIKI, Greece
  • CENTRE DE DEVELOPPEMENT DES ENERGIES RENOUVELABLES, Morocco
  • CENTRE DE DOCUMENTATION DE RECHERCHE ET D’EXPERIMENTATION SUR LES POLLUTIONS ACCIDENTELLES DES EAUX, France
  • EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH, Switzerland
  • CESI RICERCA SPA, Italy
  • CHALMERS TEKNISKA HOGSKOLA AB, Sweden
  • CENTRO DE INVESTIGACIONES ENERGETICAS, MEDIOAMBIENTALES Y TECNOLOGICAS, Spain
  • CENTRE FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES, Greece
  • UNIVERZITA KARLOVA V PRAZE, Czech Republic
  • DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUER LUFT UND RAUMFAHRT E.V., Germany
  • ENERGIEONDERZOEK CENTRUM NEDERLAND, Netherlands
  • E-CO TECH AS, Norway
  • ECONCEPT AG FORSCHUNG BERATUNG PROJEKTMANAGEMENT, Switzerland
  • ELECTRICITE DE FRANCE, France
  • CENTRUL PENTRU PROMOVAREA ENERGIEI CURATE SI EFICIENTE IN ROMANIA, Romania
  • ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE, Switzerland
  • ESU-SERVICES ROLF FRISCHKNECHT, Switzerland
  • FONDAZIONE ENI ENRICO MATTEI, Italy
  • FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V., Germany
  • GLOBAL LEGISLATORS ORGANISATION FOR A BALANCED ENVIRONMENT – EUROPE, Belgium
  • HELIO INTERNATIONAL, France
  • SZENT ISTVAN EGYETEM, Hungary
  • INSTITUT FUER ENERGIE- UND UMWELTFORSCHUNG HEIDELBERG GMBH, Germany
  • IFU INSTITUT FUER UMWELTINFORMATIK HAMBURG GMBH, Germany
  • INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR APPLIED SYSTEM ANALYSIS, Austria
  • JOZEF STEFAN INSTITUTE, Slovenia
  • CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE, Italy
  • CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE, Italy
  • ISLENSK NYORKA EHF, Iceland
  • INSTITUTE OF OCCUPATIONAL MEDICINE, United Kingdom
  • COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES – DIRECTORATE GENERAL JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE, Belgium
  • KANLO CONSULTANTS S.A.R.L, France
  • UNIVERSITAET HAMBURG, Germany
  • KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN, Belgium
  • ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE DE TUNISIE, Tunisia
  • LIETUVOS ENERGETIKOS INSTITUTAS, Lithuania
  • CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE, France
  • LUNDS UNIVERSITET, Sweden
  • MINERAL AND ENERGY ECONOMY RESEARCH INSTITUTE – POLISH ACADEMY OF SCIENCES, Poland
  • METEOROLOGISK INSTITUTT, Norway
  • UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, United Kingdom
  • UNIVERSITE DE NEUCHATEL, Switzerland
  • NEW AND RENEWABLE ENERGY AUTHORITY, Egypt
  • NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS, Greece
  • OBSERVATOIRE MEDITERRANEEN DE L’ENERGIE, France
  • POLITECNICO DI TORINO, Italy
  • PROFING S.R.O., Slovakia
  • PAUL SCHERRER INSTITUT, Switzerland
  • RISOE NATIONAL LABORATORY, Denmark
  • STOCKHOLM ENVIRONMENT INSTITUTE TALLINN CENTRE, Estonia
  • UNIVERSITEIT ANTWERPEN, Belgium
  • ELSAM A/S, Denmark
  • TALLINNA TEHNIKAULIKOOL, Estonia
  • UNIVERSITAT AUTONOMA DE BARCELONA, Spain
  • UNIVERSITY OF BATH, United Kingdom
  • AKADEMIA GORNICZO-HUTNICZA, Poland
  • UNIVERSITY OF NATIONAL AND WORLD ECONOMY, Bulgaria
  • UNIVERSITE DE PARIS I – SORBONNE – PANTHEON, France
  • UNIVERSITAET STUTTGART, Germany
  • VLAAMSE INSTELLING VOOR TECHNOLOGISCH ONDERZOEK, Belgium
  • VALTION TEKNILLINEN TUTKIMUSKESKUS (VTT), Finland
  • UNIWERSYTET WARSZAWSKI, Poland
  • SPOK APS, Denmark
  • SWECO GROENER AS, Norway

Project Team

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LEI Representative
 
Arvydas Galinis 326-AK +37037401957 Arvydas.Galinis@lei.lt

Project Team
 
Vaclovas Miškinis 308-AK +37037401959 Vaclovas.Miskinis@lei.lt
Dalius Tarvydas
Viktorija Bobinaitė 310-AK +37037401956 Viktorija.Bobinaite@lei.lt
Vidas Lekavičius 311-AK +37037401986 Vidas.Lekavicius@lei.lt
Egidijus Norvaiša 312-AK +37037401955 Egidijus.Norvaisa@lei.lt