A1 Journal article – refereed
Lessons for regional energy modelling: enhancing demand-side transport and residential policies in Madrid

List of Authors: García-Gusano D., O’Mahony T., Iribarren D., Dufour J.
Publisher: Routledge
Publication year: 2018
Journal: Regional Studies
Journal name in source: Regional Studies
eISSN: 1360-0591


The subnational level embodied by regions and cities presents unique challenges for energy policy. Large metropolitan areas tend to be consumers rather than producers of energy, with two of the most critical sectors being transport and residential. The Madrid region in Spain – one of Europe’s most significant urban areas – represents such a phenomenon. The Long-Range Energy Alternatives Planning System (LEAP) modelling approach has been applied to Madrid for long-term sustainable energy planning. This paper presents the model, a business-as-usual projection and two alternate scenarios to 2050. The results show that by applying measures to decarbonize the transport and residential sectors, significant reductions in energy demand are possible.

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