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Durham University

Durham Energy Institute


Energy systems modelling: models and the real world

(16 June 2017)

Energy systems models are widely used in policy circles but in this blog article Dr Chris Dent (with the help of a few experts including George Box, Darth Vader and Brian Clough) discusses some of the basic analytic and pragmatic concerns that should be recognised and what is needed for modelling evidence to help policy makers to make better decisions.

Read the full comment piece on the Global Environment & Society Academy website: Energy systems modelling: models and the real world


This discussion links to a number of collaborative research council projects between Edinburgh and Durham Universities, including the UK Centre for Energy Systems Integration (CESI) within which research on the themes of this article will be taken forward.

Dr Chris Dent  is DEI Associate Fellow, Reader in Industrial Mathematics at the University of Edinburgh and former DEI Co-Director.