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CEEH Scientific Report No. 9

Collection of Extended Abstracts from:
International conference on Energy, Environment and Health – Optimization of future Energy Systems 2010

Held by CEEH, REBECa and CEESA in Copenhagen May 31 – June 2, 2010

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A Multidisciplinary International Scientific Conference on ‘Energy, Environment and Health – Optimisation of Future Energy Systems’ was held over three days from May 31 to June 2, 2010 at Carlsberg Academy, Copenhagen, Denmark.
The organisers were the three research centres, CEEH (Centre for Energy Environment and Health,,  REBECa (Renewable Energy in the transport sector - using Biofuels as Energy Carriers,, and CEESA (Coherent Energy and Environmental System Analysis,

The conference brought together researchers from the scientific communities: Atmospheric physics and chemistry, air pollution modelling, environmental sciences, energy systems, human health and environmental economy. The aim of the conference was related to future energy scenarios and the consequences for health, environment, climate change and economy, with a focus on interdisciplinary support systems for assessment of future energy production and consumption, including direct and indirect costs.

The objective of the conference was to enhance the collaboration between scientists from different research fields with the mission to establish a common framework for interdisciplinary based systems to support optimal planning of future energy production and consumption where both direct and indirect costs related to human health, the natural environment and climate change are considered.

The conference contributions were held within the following sessions:

Session 1: Energy System Modelling

Modelling of energy systems, including conventional and renewable energy sources. Modelling of energy demand side, e.g. electricity, heating and transport. Integration of e.g. wind energy, biomass and hydrogen in energy systems. Integration of demand side in energy system models - saving, efficiency improvement and flexible demand. Energy system optimisation models.

Session 2: Environmental and Health Impacts

Describe the link between air pollution and environmental and health impacts. Quantification of the impacts from different pollutants on respiratory and cardiovascular diseases as well as on terrestrial and marine eco-systems. To investigate the effect of the chemical composition on toxicological impact and the link to epidemiology. Quantification of the health impacts of pollutants on a macro-scale level based on statistical methods. Dose-response functions as well as critical loads and levels.

Session 3: Economic valuation

Economic valuation of health and environmental externalities. Cost of impacts from air pollution on human health and the natural environment, including e.g. valuation of statistical lives (VSL) and value of life-years (VOLY), Unit values applied for assessment of the damage costs of air pollution, valuation of morbidity and mortality effects, cost of climate change (what is the cost of one kg CO2).

Session 4: Integrated modelling and Optimization

Integrated modelling of energy systems, air pollution, environmental and health impacts, economic valuation and climate change. Description of - and typical results from - integrated modelling frameworks that include one or more of the above mentioned components. E.g. integration of energy systems and air pollution modelling, integration of air pollution, health impacts and cost, or climate changes and energy optimisation modelling systems, etc.

Session 5:  Future scenarios for energy production and consumption

Future scenarios for energy production and consumption with respect to costs related to the natural environment and human health. Optimisation of future energy systems including direct as well as indirect costs. Recommended scenarios as basis for optimal planning of future energy systems and solutions based on the interdisciplinary approach.

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 The conference took place at the Carlsberg Academy, which is the former residence of the Danish Nobel Prize winner Professor Niels Bohr.

Organising Committee: Lise Frohn1, Allan Gross1, Kenneth Karlsson2, Jørgen Brandt1, Eigil Kaas3 .
1) National Environment Research Institute, Aarhus University
2) Risø National Laboratory for Sustainable Energy - Technical University of Denmark,
3) Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen


Serial title: Centre for Energy, Environment and Health Report series

Title: Collection of Extended Abstracts from: International conference on Energy, Environment and Health – Optimization of future Energy Systems

Sub title: CEEH Scientific Report No. 9

Editors: Marie-Louise Siggaard-Andersen, Eigil Kaas

Responsible institution: University of Copenhagen
Language: English

Keywords: Energy system analysis, integrated modeling, optimization, energy, environment, atmospheric pollution, meteorology, climate, health, externality, CEEH, Denmark, energy scenario, Balmorel, DEHM, Enviro-HIRLAM


ISSN: ISSN 1904-7495

Version: 1, July 2011


Copyright: Any use of the content of this report should be cited as: In CEEH scientific report No. 9 (2011) Centre for Energy, Environment and Health (CEEH) report series.

Photos: Olga Evdokimova

The CEEH Scientific Reports

The Centre for Energy, Environment and Health report series constitutes documentation, validation and scientific results from CEEH. The report series consists of following reports:

CEEH report (working) titles and release dates

No. CEEH Scientific Report (Working title) Release Date
  first version
Description of the CEEH integrated ‘Energy-Environment-Health-Cost’ modelling framework system Jan 2011
( Document comparing the importance of different emissions scenarios (EDGAR, IPCC, and EMEP) )
Oct 2012
Assessment of Health-Cost Externalities of Air Pollution at the National Level  using the EVA Model System
Mar 2011
( Demonstration of full CEEH chain – the EVA line )
Oct 2012
Description of the HIA line in the CEEH integrated modelling chain
Sep 2012
( Demonstration of full CEEH chain – the HIA line ) Combined with CEEH report no 5

Description of the CEEH health effects model - selection of concentration-response functions
Nov 2011
Laboratory tests of toxicity of combustion particles
Oct 2012
( Final report containing all results )
Oct 2012
Extended abstracts from International conference on Energy, Environment and Health – Held by CEEH, REBECa and CEESA
July 2011
CEEH's beregninger af helbredsomkostninger fra luftforurening i Klimakommissionens scenarier (in danish)
Nov 2011

Dato: 20-Sep-2012