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Energy modeling

The energy modeling program develops, supports and applies LEAP, the Long-range Energy Alternatives Planning System, a widely-used software tool for energy policy analysis and climate change mitigation assessment.

LEAP is used by thousands of organizations worldwide and has become a standard tool for countries undertaking integrated resource planning and greenhouse gas (GHG) mitigation assessments. At least 37 countries used LEAP to develop their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to the Paris Agreement.

We also conduct energy modelling studies at multiple scales. Examples include national studies that assist countries to formulate their NDCs, and subnational studies that assist U.S. States in planning their climate mitigation and air pollution strategies.