The free, open-source Energy Policy Simulator evaluates decarbonization policies and visualizes cash flow, job growth, emissions, power plants, and more.

To start, select an EPS region.
To start, select an EPS region.

Designing Climate Solutions: A Policy Guide for Low-Carbon Energy shows the need to cut greenhouse gas emissions has never been more urgent. With climate change already impacting communities worldwide, it’s a daunting challenge, but the technologies and strategies to meet it exist today.

The Energy Policy Simulator empowers policymakers and others to understand which energy policies can put us on the path to a low-carbon future, and how to best design those policies. This video tutorial series on using the Energy Policy Simulator shows how to get started.

Part one of a three part series that details the Energy Policy Simulator (EPS). In this video, our team introduces the EPS, walks through how to use the webtool, and jumps into Vensim to demonstrate how to conduct policy analysis using the EPS.

Part two of a three part series that details the Energy Policy Simulator (EPS). In this video, our team walks through each of the main sectors of the EPS – industry, buildings, electricity, and transportation – and discusses the input data and methodology used for calculating policy impacts.

Part three of a three part series that details the Energy Policy Simulator (EPS). In this video, our team walks through each of the remaining key sectors and calculation in the of the EPS, including the input-output model and associated cash flows, land use, carbon capture, endogenous learning, district heating and hydrogen supply, and health impacts, and discusses the input data and methodology used for calculating policy impacts in these parts of the model.

Global Emissions Covered by EPS Models