Decision Support Tools: Air
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- AirControlNET - This is a PC-based relational database tool for conducting air pollution control strategy and costing analysis. It overlays a detailed control measure database on EPA emissions inventories to compute source- and pollutant-specific emission reductions and associated costs at various geographic levels (national, regional, local).
- Integrated Planning Model (IPM) - A multi-regional, dynamic, deterministic linear programming model of the U.S. electric power sector. It provides forecasts of least-cost capacity expansion, electricity dispatch, and emission control strategies for meeting energy demand and environmental, transmission, dispatch, and reliability constraints. IPM can be used to evaluate the cost and emissions impacts of proposed policies to limit emissions of sulfur dioxide (SO2), nitrogen oxides (NOx), carbon dioxide (CO2), and mercury (Hg) from the electric power sector.
- Environmental Benefits Mapping and Analysis Program (BenMAP) - A PC-based GIS program that estimates the health benefits associated with air quality changes by creating population-level exposure surfaces, estimating the changes in incidences of a wide range of health outcomes associated with ambient air pollution, and then placing an economic value on these reduced incidences. In development. No link available at this time.
- COMMUTER Model - This model calculates the transportation and emissions benefits of Commuter Choice and other voluntary strategies to reduce solo commuting.
- Clean Air Mapping and Analysis Program (C-MAP) - A Geographic Information System (GIS) assessment tool, developed by the Clean Air Markets Division, for characterizing the environmental benefits of national and regional pollutant emission reduction programs, such as the Acid Rain Program.
- Emissions Prediction and Policy Analysis (EPPA) - A global, applied general equilibrium model of economic growth, international trade, and greenhouse gas emissions. It is used to analyze the processes that produce greenhouse-relevant emissions, and to assess the consequences of policy proposals intended to control these emissions.
- Second Generation Model (SGM) - A collection of 14 regional computable general equilibrium models with an emphasis on energy transformation and consumption, economic activity, and greenhouse gas emissions. The SGM projects economic activity, energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions for each region in five-year time steps from 1990 through 2050.
- MiniCAM - The MiniCAM is a long-term, partial-equilibrium model of the energy, agriculture, and climate system, a reduced form of the GCAM. It contains an emissions model that considers both energy and land use emissions and integrally runs the MAGICC climate model as a part of every run, so that climate implications of scenarios and management strategies are readily available.