Renato Rodrigues

Renato Rodrigues
Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research | PIK · Sustainable Solutions - Research Domain III

Doctor of Philosophy

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April 2017 - present
Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research
Position
  • Researcher
June 2008 - June 2015
Universidad Pontificia Comillas
Position
  • Researcher
Education
June 2010 - April 2017
Universidad Pontificia Comillas
Field of study
  • Electric Power Systems
April 2008 - April 2010
Universidad Pontificia Comillas
Field of study
  • Electric Power Systems
March 2005 - December 2007
Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
Field of study
  • Industrial Economics

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Publications (18)
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Cost degression in photovoltaics, wind-power and battery storage has been faster than previously anticipated. In the future, climate policy to limit global warming to 1.5–2 °C will make carbon-based fuels increasingly scarce and expensive. Here we show that further progress in solar- and wind-power technology along with carbon pricing to reach the...
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Given concerns about the ambition and effectiveness of current climate pledges, a case has been made for the integration of demand-side policies such as carbon pricing with supply-side bans on fossil fuel extraction. However, little is known about their interplay in the context of climate stabilization. Here, we present the first multi-model assess...
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This paper presents the new and now open-source version 2.1 of the REgional Model of INvestments and Development (REMIND). REMIND, as an integrated assessment model (IAM), provides an integrated view of the global energy–economy–emissions system and explores self-consistent transformation pathways. It describes a broad range of possible futures and...
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Erstmals stellt die vorliegende Szenarienanalyse für Deutschland konkrete Transformationspfade zur Klimaneutralität 2045 auf der Basis eines umfassenden Modellvergleichs vor. Das Besondere an dieser Studie des Ariadne-Projektes ist, dass sechs Gesamtsystem- und Sektormodelle in einer Studie integriert wurden, die sich in ihren jeweiligen Stärken er...
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The tightened climate mitigation targets of the EU green deal raise an important question: Which strategy should be used to achieve carbon emissions net neutrality? This study explores stakeholder-designed narratives of the future energy system development within the deep decarbonization context. European carbon net-neutrality goals are put under t...
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The EU Green Deal calls for climate neutrality by 2050 and emission reductions of 50–55% in 2030 in comparison to 1990. Achieving these reductions requires a substantial tightening of the regulations of the EU emissions trading system (EU ETS). This paper explores how the power sector would have to change in reaction to a tighter EU ETS target, and...
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This paper presents the new and now open-source version 2.1 of the REgional Model of INvestments and Development (REMIND). REMIND, as an Integrated Assessment Model (IAM), provides an integrated view on the global energy-economy-emissions system and explores self-consistent transformation pathways. It describes a broad range of possible futures and...
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Limiting global warming to “well below 2°C” as stated in the Paris Agreement requires ambitious emissions reductions from all sectors. Rapid technology cost declines in the energy sector are changing energy investment and emissions, even with the weak climate policies currently in place. We assess how energy supply costs and carbon dioxide removal...
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Given their historic emissions and economic capability, we analyze a leadership role for representative industrialized regions (EU, US, Japan, and Australia) in the global climate mitigation effort. Using the global integrated assessment model REMIND, we systematically compare region-specific mitigation strategies and challenges of reaching domesti...
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The growing importance of the electricity sector in many economies, and of energy and environmental policies, requires a detailed consideration of these sectors and policies in computable general equilibrium (CGE) models, including both technological and temporal aspects. This paper presents the first attempt to our knowledge at building temporal d...
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Demand Response (DR) programs send time-based signals to electricity consumers so that they may shift or reduce their loads to better adjust to the system requirements, thus creating interesting benefits for power systems. However, the assessment of these benefits is quite challenging, since it requires combining features from bottom-up and computa...
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En este artículo resumimos el informe 2011 del Observatorio de Energía y Sostenibilidad en España que publicó recientemente la Cátedra BP de Energía y Sostenibilidad de la Universidad Pontificia Comillas. El objetivo de este Observatorio, que se realiza con carácter anual, es contribuir al debate público mediante el seguimiento y análisis de los pr...
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Los cambios en los niveles de demanda de electricidad pueden implicar cambios sustanciales en la estructura de producción, costes y nivel de emisiones de los sistemas eléctricos. Sin embargo, el sector eléctrico no es el único afectado ya que estos cambios pueden crear importantes repercusiones en otros sectores y, por consiguiente, en toda la econ...
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Changes in electricity demand can bring substantial shifts in the production structure, costs, and level of emissions of electricity systems. However, the electricity sector is not the only one affected as these changes can create significant repercussions in other sectors and, consequently, in the whole economy. In this paper, the indirect effects...

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Projects (10)
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NEXT GENERATION OF ADVANCED INTEGRATED ASSESSMENT MODELLING TO SUPPORT CLIMATE POLICY MAKING
Archived project
Funding Entity: European Union Participating Entities: ENEL, EDF, Iberdrola, ABB, U. Manchester, VTT, VITO,...
Archived project
Funding Entity: Union Fenosa Distribucion Participating Entities: Gas Natural, Indra, SAC, ZIV, DIMAT, Ormazabal, Others