Meeting Energy Needs in the Period of Raw Materials Insufficiency during the 21st Century (RMI)
The INPRO Collaborative Project on RMI identifies demand trends in energy markets and opportunities to meet those demands. Modelling is used to evaluate the most effective solutions for selected EU countries, i.e. Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, as well as Ukraine and Belarus. Special attention is given to the role of nuclear energy.
Purpose of the Collaborative Project (specific objectives)
- Recommend a strategic plan on developing energy production for selected countries, taking into account the existing trends in consumption of world energy resources and growth of energy production in different regions of the world and globally
- Prepare an overview of asymptotic energy needs for the selected countries and their sustainable raw material supply
- Investigate sustainable options of energy supply in the Central European region and estimate required basic investments in waste management and non-electrical applications.
A final report including recommendations for a strategy of energy production in the selected countries, taking into account trends in the region and in neighbouring countries, will be issued in 2011.