Innovation competition for zero emissions infrastructure - Mistra Carbon Exit part of the winning team
Opinion piece (in Swedish): High efficient fossil fuel-based cars should be regarded as second best environmental choice
Over the course of a year, two competing teams have addressed a crucial question: How can Sweden reach zero emissions of greenhouse gases in the infrastructure sector by 2045?
Martin Erlandsson, LCA expert at IVL and research fellow in Mistra Carbon Exit was part of the Blue team that won the category "Transformative Complete Solution for zero emissions" with a snake-shaped bridge, in climate-positive steel and concrete construction with honeycomb structure, which also saves materials and produces energy. A winning concept that reduces 304,000 tons of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.
Mistra Carbon Exits Dallas Burtraw appointed to the Independent Emissions Market Advisory Committee, California
Anders Roth, mobility expert at IVL Swedish Environmental Institute and Case study leader for the Mistra Carbon Exit Case study "Local arenas" has together with Svante Axelsson, Fossilfree Sweden and Mats-Ola Larsson, IVL published an opinion piece in Svenska Dagbladet.
Growing Demand for Electric Cars Poses a Challenge for the Energy Sector
California Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. announced yesterday that he has appointed Dallas Burtraw, Resources for the Future (RFF) and Mistra Carbon Exit research fellow, to the Independent Emissions Market Advisory Committee, which serves the California Environmental Protection Agency.
Companion Policies under Capped Systems and Implications for Efficiency—The North American Experience and Lessons in the EU Context
If the German government wants to massively increase the amount of electric cars on German roads, this will present new challenges for the energy sector. One particular problem are the distribution grids, which are currently ill-prepared for the additional demand that would be generated by an increased number of households with electric cars. This is the central finding of the latest ZEW Energy Market Barometer, a survey carried out by the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW), Mannheim, among energy market experts.
Concrete Change: Exploring the effects of scaling up the use of alternative binders to reduce the climate impact from concrete
This paper by Mistra Carbon Exit research fellows, Dallas Burtraw, RFF, Lars Zetterberg, IVL and Amelia Keyes, RFF, reviews the interaction of cap and trade with other (companion) air quality and sectoral policies and discusses mechanisms that address inefficiencies, with lessons for the EU.
Mistra Carbon Exit at WCERE 2018: Future transports in a climate neutral world: knowledge gaps and needed policies
Master thesis students wanted!
We are looking for 1-2 Master thesis students to conduct a thesis project at Chalmers aimed at exploring the potential for, and the systems effects of, an increased use of cement clinker substitutes in concrete manufacturing in Sweden and Europe.
Article in Ny Teknik (in Swedish): ”Sverige kan bli klimatomställningens stora vinnare”
Welcome to the Mistra Carbon Exit session on June 26th. A future with net zero greenhouse gas emissions poses a joint challenge for policy makers and the transport and car industry. The transport system is currently witnessing several emerging trends that may either help or hinder the transition to zero CO2 emissions.
Energy Carriers in the Cement and Steel Industry
En gigantisk världsmarknad för koldioxidneutrala produkter och tjänster växer fram. Sverige har goda förutsättningar att bli en av omställningens stora vinnare, skriver Lars Zetterberg, IVL Svenska Miljöinstitutet och Filip Johnsson, Chalmers, i en debattartikel i Ny Teknik.
Mistra Carbon Exit part of the Roadmaps for fossil free competitiveness
On April 23rd the Case study on Energy carriers organized a workshop focusing on energy carriers in the iron, steel and cement industry. The aim of the workshop was to share knowledge and to identify energy carriers and associated challenges for further analysis within the energy carrier case study.
New article: A comparison of variation management strategies for wind power
On April 25, nine industries left their roadmaps for fossil-free competitiveness to the government. Several representatives from Mistra Carbon Exit have been involved in the development of roadmaps for the Concrete Industry o Construction and the Construction sector.
"Case studies is a valuable platform for exchanging experiences"
In this work, we introduce a new, functionality‐based, categorization of variation management strategies: shifting (eg, batteries), absorbing (eg, power‐to‐gas), and complementing (dispatchable generation, including reservoir hydropower) strategies.
Annual Report 2017 Mistra Carbon Exit
Initial work in our case study has created a common understanding of the current status and best practices within the supply chains of Buildings and Transportation infrastructure. We have also begun to identify key challenges and knowledge gaps that need to be overcome to meet the goal of net zero greenhouse gas emissions by the year 2045.
How to find both plausible and divergent scenarios
This is the first annual report from Mistra Carbon Exit. The year of 2017 has been a great
startup year for the program, setting the framework and establishing our work.
Read the full report here
The new logic of the EU emissions trading system (ICTSD Opinion - Lars Zetterberg)
Our first task has been to start defining a set of scenarios that covers plausible, yet divergent narratives and assumptions on how the future may evolve. That is, looking at external factors influencing the Swedish energy pathways towards net zero greenhouse gas emissions.
Construction Climate Challenge Summit 2018
Never before has such an important climate decision attracted so little attention. After six years of persistently low carbon prices...
New PhD within Mistra Carbon Exit
The CCC Summit 2018/Hi-dagen 2018 is an international conference jointly organized by the Construction Climate Challenge (CCC) initiative and the Sweden Green Building Council – Sustainable Infras...
New PhD in Energy Technology within Mistra Carbon Exit
Alla Toktarova is now starting as a PhD student at the Department of Space, Earth and Environment at Chalmers University of Technology. Her research within Mistra Carbon Exit will assess the future...
Frukostseminarium den 21 mars 2018, Stockholm: Nio budskap från Mistra Carbon Exit
Ida Karlsson is joining the Mistra Carbon Exit team at Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg. With a Master in Biotechnology and Environmental Management as a base, Ida has explored...
Välkommen till ett frukostseminarium där rapporten "Nio budskap från Mistra Carbon Exit" presenteras. Rapporten lyfter ett antal budskap centrala för omställningen till ett koldioxidneutralt samhälle.