Energy and Environment Examples

Forecasting the Rate of Technical Breakthroughs

For a major energy company, Ventana consultants built a dynamic simulation model to forecast the rate of technical progress for a $100+ million/year development program and support proactive program management. The model supplemented traditional program management tools and forecasting methods, which were funded at much higher levels. The goal of the development program was to

California GHG Reduction Policy Collaboratives

Ventana facilitates the California GHG reduction (AB32) Policy Collaboratives, sponsored by industry and supported by the Air Resources Board, the California Energy Commission, and otheragencies, with active environmental NGO participation. These analytically-driven workshops have to date produced key policy insights on AB32 policy, Crude Flows under the Low Carbon Fuels Standard, Combined Heat and Power,

Quantifying the Impact of Science on the Economy and Environment

Ventana is applying its models to help the US Department of Energy understand and increase the impact of its investments in basic science and science infrastructure. Both the outcome of scientific research and its future value are highly uncertain. On the one hand, the discovery process and the context that lends value to its outputs

Economic Analysis Collaborative

Ventana Systems proposes to form a collaborative among leading Fortune 50 corporations, US financial institutions, and federal agencies to work with Ventana to develop advanced models of the economic system. The project aims to create a better understanding and deeper insight into the drivers of economic crises and the sources for improved economic stability. The

Electricity Production in Rapidly Growing Economies

For the US Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), Ventana created a National Strategic Electric Power Sector model. This model enables the evaluation of economic policies and portfolios of energy source technologies to evaluate pollution output, production cost, and electrical availability of electric power on a national scale.The model includes not only an

E3 – Ventana’s Energy, Environment, Economy Model

The Energy-Environment -Economy (E3) System In our energy-environment-economy (E3) work, the economy is a novel multi-agent model made-up of interacting firms. This model is the centerpiece of Ventana’s research agenda and in its present form well explains several hallmark features of the behavior of the US economy over the last 200 years, as well as


C-ROADS – Climate Simulation for Decision Makers

In partnership with the Sustainability Institute and MIT, Ventana Systems has developed “C-ROADS” (formerly called “Pangaea”), a decision-maker-oriented international climate simulator. C-ROADS helps users understand the long term climate impacts of various futures for fossil fuel emissions, other emissions, sequestration, and various uncertainties.C-ROADS stands for “Climate Rapid Overview and Decision-support Simulator.” As opposed to most