About openENTRANCE

openENTRANCE (open ENergy TRansition ANalyses for a low-Carbon Economy) aims at developing, using and disseminating an open, transparent and integrated modelling platform for assessing low-carbon transition pathways in Europe.

The openENTRANCE modelling platform will shed light on the implications and economic costs associated to the different energy pathways that Europe could take towards its climate goals. With this scientific basis, openENTRANCE aims at helping social, economic and political actors in a better decision making.

European climate policy decouples GHG emissions and GDP growth

Source: Going Climate-Neutral by 2050 – A Strategic Long-term Vision for a Prosperous, Modern, Competitive and Climate-Neutral EU Economy

Why is openENTRANCE needed?

The EU has set the ambition to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to the point of becoming climate neutral by 2050 and prevent the negative and irreversible effects of climate change. This goal includes shifting the energy system to renewable and clean system, as well as technological, behavioural and organisational changes in the economy and society. For doing so, the coordination of relevant technologic solutions, policies, funding and actors, with well-defined targets based on scientific analyses are required.

In response, openENTRANCE is developing an open-source modelling platform that:

openENTRANCE started in May 2019 and will end in April 2023.
The consortium includes 13 leading energy modelling and advocacy groups.
It counts with a budget of 4.9 Million Euros.