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The influence of the energy transition on the significance of key energy metrics. / Kraan, Oscar; Chappin, Emile; Kramer, Gert Jan; Nikolic, Igor.

In: Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Vol. 111, 2019, p. 215-223.

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Kraan, Oscar ; Chappin, Emile ; Kramer, Gert Jan ; Nikolic, Igor. / The influence of the energy transition on the significance of key energy metrics. In: Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews. 2019 ; Vol. 111. pp. 215-223.

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title = "The influence of the energy transition on the significance of key energy metrics",
abstract = "Transparent, consistent accounting of climate-related energy targets is a fundamental building block to the architecture of international climate agreements. Many of these climate targets focus on the transition of the energy system which has led to the development of various energy transition scenarios. Now that fossil resources are being replaced by non-combustible and renewable energy sources a re-assessment of the applicability of the current set of metrics on which these energy scenarios are based is necessary. Now that energy derived from renewable and non-combustible resources with abundant availability but limited instantaneous availability becomes more prominent the ongoing electrification of the energy system combined with the decarbonisation of the electricity system has caused the current set of energy scenario metrics to become ambiguous. More specifically we show that Total Primary Energy (TPE) and its related indicators, Energy Efficiency (EE), Energy Intensity (EI) as well as the key metric Electricity Generation Capacity (EGC) have become unrepresentative, potentially misleading and for a large part irrelevant. This is problematic as these metrics steer climate policy and investment decisions based on statistical artefacts rather than valid representation of the energy system. This study concludes with a set of requirements on energy scenarios to overcome these problems that will lead energy scenarios to focus on Total Final Consumption within a mix of related energy metrics.",
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