The Department of Energy and Climate Change has signed a letter of intent to develop Mexico’s 2050 calculator with Spanish technology firm SENER.
The 2050 calculator is an online tool, available to the public, which demonstrates the different solutions to energy problems and their trade offs. Users must find a way to meet energy demands while reducing CO2 emissions to 1990 levels, in line with the Kyoto protocol.
DECC is trying to export the tool to other countries around the world by adapting it to reflect the unique energy problems they each face. They now plan to make one for Mexico with the help of SENER and the British Embassy in Mexico. The tool has already been replicated in China, South Korea and Belgium. Versions for a number of other countries are also in the works.