En-ROADS Dynamics

Why are the slider ranges (min and max) what they are? How did you decide the range of the sliders?
The En-ROADS User Guide contains information about the ranges of each slider in the “Slider Settings” sections throughout the guide. Each of the energy sup...
Tue, Dec 1, 2020 at 12:52 PM
Does the order of actions in En-ROADS affect the outcome of the scenario?
No. For any given scenario, you will get the same outcome regardless of the order in which you move the sliders. Each time you make a change in En-ROADS (su...
Thu, Dec 3, 2020 at 11:01 AM
What’s the difference between a carbon price and a tax on a fuel (coal, oil, natural gas, or bioenergy)?
A carbon price and a tax on a fuel both discourage the use of fossil fuels, but there are some differences in how the fees are applied. The Carbon Price sli...
Wed, Jun 30, 2021 at 4:13 PM
What are the main dynamics driving the results I see in En-ROADS?
You can find information about the major dynamics in En-ROADS in the Background on En-ROADS Dynamics section, and on individual slider pages, within the En-...
Mon, May 17, 2021 at 3:59 PM
Why does coal use grow so large in En-ROADS?
Given the decline of coal recently in the U.S. and Europe, it may be surprising to see demand for coal growing in En-ROADS. Keeping coal in the ground is on...
Fri, Jul 2, 2021 at 4:20 PM
What happens to the revenue from taxes or a carbon price in En-ROADS?
En-ROADS does not currently incorporate the revenue from pricing mechanisms (such as a tax on a fuel, or a carbon price) into its economic calculations. How...
Fri, Jul 2, 2021 at 4:11 PM
Why do removals decline in the scenarios in which the world reduces emissions?
The net rate of removal is driven by the gap between carbon in the atmosphere and carbon stored in sinks: plants, soils, and oceans. Cutting emissions reduc...
Wed, Nov 25, 2020 at 3:23 PM
How does an emissions performance standard work?
The carbon price and emissions performance standard are two different types of policies for limiting emissions. The carbon price is market-driven by raising...
Wed, Nov 25, 2020 at 3:24 PM
Why does energy demand from fossil fuels and renewables increase when I decrease transport energy efficiency?
Energy demand from fossil fuels and renewables increases when you decrease transport energy efficiency, for example in this scenario. If you decrease th...
Thu, Dec 3, 2020 at 10:55 AM
What does the New Zero-Carbon slider do?
The New Zero Carbon slider simulates the discovery of a brand-new cheap source of electricity that does not emit greenhouse gases. Some speculate that such ...
Thu, Jan 21, 2021 at 1:26 PM