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...
Thu, Mar 12, 2020 at 11:39 AM
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 20, 2019 at 3:52 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, May 15, 2020 at 2:31 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...
Thu, Mar 12, 2020 at 11:55 AM
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...
Wed, Nov 20, 2019 at 3:55 PM
Can I earn money using En-ROADS?
For example, by charging to run a game or workshop or by including use of the simulator in my consulting practice.   Yes! As of December 2019, use of En-R...
Thu, Jun 18, 2020 at 4:49 PM
What sort of model is En-ROADS?
En-ROADS is a System Dynamics model. It was built in Vensim modeling language and transformed into an online simulation via the “SD Everywhere” converter bu...
Thu, Mar 12, 2020 at 11:43 AM
What is the background and meaning of your 'Business as Usual' Scenario?
To understand the scale and scope of a challenge, modelers start with a reference scenario. This is also variously called “business as usual” (as in En-ROAD...
Fri, Aug 14, 2020 at 2:39 PM
Where does the financial support behind En-ROADS come from?
The development and use of En-ROADS has been supported by ClimateWorks, the Hewlett Foundation, the Goldman-Sonnenfeldt Foundation, Active Philanthropy, Ze...
Thu, Mar 12, 2020 at 11:58 AM
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, Aug 19, 2020 at 4:47 PM