EASAC call for nominations - Security of Sustainable Energy Supplies

24. 10. 2023

EASAC has published a call for nominations of experts for a new EASAC working group "Security of Sustainable Energy Supplies".

The new EASAC working group aims to produce a study (by the end of 2024) which will focus on scientific, technological and economic options offering potential benefits and risks to the security of sustainable energies supplies during the transition of the EU energy system to net zero by 2050.

Examples of the required expertise:

  1. EU climate and energy policies/regulations relating to the energy transition to net zero by 2050, 
    renewables, energy efficiency, energy sector integration (coupling), and phasing out fossil fuels.
  2. Security of energy supplies (including fuels and critical raw materials for energy technologies), 
    geo-politics / geo-economics, diversity of suppliers, fungibility, reliability, resilience, redundancy, 
    cyber-security, and market liquidity.
  3. Fossil fuel (natural gas, oil and coal) networks and resources, including costs, prices and markets 
    (global and EU)
  4. Renewable energy resources (on- and off-shore) including costs, prices and markets for wind, 
    solar, hydro, geothermal, and ocean energies for electricity and heat.
  5. Bioenergy resources, costs and markets (including solid and liquid biofuels, biomethane and 
    biogas) production and use
  6. Synthetic fuel costs and markets, including gaseous and liquid e-fuels
  7. Nuclear heat and power generation costs and markets using large and small modular reactors
  8. Hydrogen (green and blue) costs, markets, distribution, storage and uses (global and EU)
  9. EU wholesale and retail energy market design (electricity, gas, other fuels)
  10. District heating and cooling networks, including heat storage management (daily, inter-seasonal)
  11. Electricity grids and managing their flexibility with variable renewable electricity generation and 
    storage of electricity and heat
  12. Managing energy demand (demand response) for industry, buildings, and transport
  13. Carbon capture and storage (CCS), status of development and costs
  14. Energy systems analysis and modelling (electricity, heat, and fossil and renewable fuels)
  15. Methane emissions and their management and control
  16. Energy poverty / energy justice / just transitions (household and industrial), and options for 
    addressing them
  17. Energy economics, financing and incentive schemes
  18. Emission trading and carbon pricing
  19. Digitalisation of the energy sector (ICT, AI, IoT) and cyber security risks
  20. Life cycle analysis for greenhouse gas emissions and carbon footprints

For more information about the call and the required nomination documents (CV, Letter of recommendation from the Director of the Institute), please contact the Secretariat of your Institute. The internal deadline for nominations is 1st  November 2023.

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