En-ROADS Overview

About En-ROADS
En-ROADS (Energy-Rapid Overview and Decision-Support) is a powerful simulation model for exploring how to address global energy and climate challenges throu...
Mon, Oct 12, 2020 at 4:15 PM
What is the purpose of En-ROADS?
The purpose of En-ROADS is to improve decision-maker understanding of the dynamics of the climate-energy-land-economic system, particularly focusing on poli...
Wed, Nov 25, 2020 at 2:09 PM
What sort of model is En-ROADS?
En-ROADS is a System Dynamics model. It was built in the Vensim modeling software and transformed into an online simulation via the SD Everywhere converter ...
Wed, Nov 25, 2020 at 2:14 PM
What is the meaning of the “beta” label on En-ROADS?
The "beta" label means that we are still in a mode of actively seeking feedback on the simulator from users, as well as continuing to test the mod...
Fri, Oct 2, 2020 at 2:37 PM
Who created En-ROADS?
En-ROADS was created by Climate Interactive, the MIT Sloan Sustainability Initiative, and Ventana Systems. It is based on research originally conducted in t...
Wed, Nov 25, 2020 at 2:18 PM
What are your biggest critiques of the model, and possible future areas of improvement?
Some critiques and areas of improvement include: Global aggregation limits treatment of heterogeneity between regions and countries. The level of deta...
Fri, Oct 2, 2020 at 2:38 PM
What are other simulators similar to En-ROADS?
For a more technical approach, we suggest reviewing the 18 models in The Energy Modeling Forum suite, organized by Stanford University. The Integrated Asse...
Wed, Nov 25, 2020 at 2:20 PM
What devices and browsers are compatible with En-ROADS?
En-ROADS currently runs on a laptop or desktop computer with a modern web browser, as well as iPads. At the moment, it is not compatible with mobile devices...
Wed, Nov 25, 2020 at 2:26 PM
Is En-ROADS available in different languages?
The En-ROADS simulator is currently available in English, Brazilian Portuguese, and Spanish. To access these different languages, click the Language menu on...
Fri, Oct 9, 2020 at 11:36 AM
What is the cost of the model/training?
Both the En-ROADS simulator and the training are free to use!
Wed, Nov 25, 2020 at 2:27 PM