Energy Cafe

Reporting greenhouse gas emissions from electricity consumption

Hosted by Mirko Schäfer.

Due to ambitious climate targets and decreasing costs for renewable energy generation, electricity has become “greener” in the EU over the past decade. Nevertheless, in 2021 fossil fuels still accounted for 37% of EU power generation, resulting in considerable greenhouse gas emissions associated with electricity consumption. Suitable reporting schemes aim to support the transition to a cleaner system by monitoring, analysing and incentivising the reduction of these emissions. In this seminar, I will give a brief overview about different frameworks and methods, and discuss challenges and opportunities for accurate, transparent and detailed reporting schemes.

Mirko Schäfer holds a PhD in Theoretical Physics from the Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies. He studied flow allocation methods for complex energy networks at the University of Aarhus, funded by a Postdoctoral Fellowship from the Carlsberg Foundation. Since 2018, Mirko Schäfer works as a Research Associate at the Chair of Control and Integration of Grids at the University of Freiburg. His research focus is in the field of energy system analysis and modelling.

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Apr 12 2022


12:00 pm - 1:00 pm