EPA Science Inventory

EPA U.S. Nine-region MARKAL DATABASE, DATABASE DOCUMENTATION

Citation:

Lenox, C., R. Dodder, C. Gage, D. Loughlin, O. Kaplan, AND W. Yelverton. EPA U.S. Nine-region MARKAL DATABASE, DATABASE DOCUMENTATION. US Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH, EPA/600/B-13/203, 2013.

Description:

The evolution of the energy system in the United States is an important factor in future environmental outcomes including air quality and climate change. Given this, decision makers need to understand how a changing energy landscape will impact future air quality and contribute to meeting mitigation targets and adaptation goals. Energy scenario analyses, incorporating drivers of emissions such as technological advances, population growth, fuel availability and utilization, and consumer choice, give important insights into the environmental effects of the changing energy system. To perform such scenario analyses, a detailed representation of the energy system is needed. To address this need, the EPA’s Energy and Climate Assessment Team (ECAT) developed a nine-region representation of the U.S. energy system for use in scenario analysis within the MARKAL modeling framework.

Purpose/Objective:

The purpose of this document is to describe in detail the EPA U.S. MARKAL database.

URLs/Downloads:

http://nepis.epa.gov/Adobe/PDF/P100I4RX.pdf

Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (PUBLISHED REPORT/MANUAL)
Start Date: 04/01/2014
Completion Date: 04/01/2014
Record Last Revised: 06/24/2014
Record Created: 06/19/2014
Record Released: 06/19/2014
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 278925

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

NATIONAL RISK MANAGEMENT RESEARCH LABORATORY

AIR POLLUTION PREVENTION AND CONTROL DIVISION

ATMOSPHERIC PROTECTION BRANCH