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...
Tue, Dec 1, 2020 at 12:22 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, Mar 3, 2021 at 3:23 PM
What is the background and meaning of the En-ROADS Baseline scenario?
The En-ROADS Baseline scenario answers the question, “What might the world look like if we don’t take action on climate?” It simulates a world without any n...
Wed, Mar 3, 2021 at 3:24 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...
Wed, Mar 3, 2021 at 3:24 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...
Tue, Dec 1, 2020 at 12:24 PM
What are your biggest critiques of the model, and possible future areas of improvement?
Some critiques and areas of improvement include: En-ROADS presents results at a global level of aggregation. This limits discussion of heterogeneity betw...
Wed, Dec 2, 2020 at 7:02 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, Bulgarian, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, German, Brazilian Portuguese, Spanish, and Tur...
Wed, Feb 10, 2021 at 1:22 PM