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SHIFT – Sustainable Horizons for Transport

Transforming transport is the next big energy challenge in the Nordic region – not least because the changes needed – will critically affect the entire energy system. This project will develop and apply tools that integrate poorly understood factors – modal shifts, fuel options, new business models and consumer behaviour – into scenario modelling, and carry out in-depth analysis of two key areas: long-haul freight and urban passenger transport. Ultimately, the project will inform smarter transport and energy policy.

Participants: IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute (co-ordinator), DTU Management Engineering, Transport Economic Institute – TØI (Norway), Viktoria Swedish ICT.

Shift will develop and apply tools that integrate poorly understood factors – modal shifts, fuel options, new business models and consumer behaviour – into scenario modelling, and carry out in-depth analysis of two key areas: long-haul freight and urban passenger transport.

Shift is led by IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute and state of the art researchers from DTU Technical University of Denmark, TOI Institute of Transport Economics and Viktoria Swedish ICT.

At the heart of the project lies a strong collaboration with three nordic think tanks all oriented towards sustainability and working to influence policy, Swedish Fores, Norwegian Zero, and Danish Concito.

Shift has strong bonds to stakeholders in industry and in the policy arena and aims to keep an ear to the ground throughout the project by continuously taking stock with target groups as well as the research community and the Shift advisory board.

Ultimately, the project will inform smarter transport and energy policy.

DTU is leader of Work Package 1 "Energy systems modelling and scenario analysis".

The project is supported by Nordic Energy Research. SHIFT is one of the three flagship projects launched in 2015 to address common Nordic energy and climate challenges

Period: 2015-2019.

Project website Nordic Energy Research

Contact

Kenneth Bernard Karlsson
Head of Energy Systems Analysis Group
DTU Management Engineering
+45 46 77 51 17