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Energy-Innovation/eps-us: eps-3.3.0-us

Jeff Rissman; mkmahajan; oashmoore; Robbie Orvis; Todd Fincannon; Energy Innovation

3.3.0 - Aug. 16, 2021
  • New Features
    • New Policy: Buy In-Region Products allows the user to specify a percentage of imported products (in the BAU case) that are shifted to domestic suppliers (in the policy case) for each individual industry.
    • Added demographic breakdowns disaggregating changes in lives saved due to reduced pollution by sex, race, and Hispanic or Latino status. New graphs show results as absolute numbers and as percent changes relative to BAU.
    • The EPS core model structure now supports model run end dates as far out as 2100. Each EPS region's developers may choose their preferred model run end date. (The U.S. national model's end date remains 2050.)
    • New Policy: N<sub>2</sub>O abatement (from the chemicals industry, primarily from nitric and adipic acid production)
    • Projected future changes in BAU Output, BAU Employment, BAU Value Added, and BAU Employee Compensation disaggregated by ISIC code improve the accuracy of some input/output model results
  • Data Updates
    • Updated NDC scenario to include incentives for electric vehicles and efficient building components
    • Update LULUCF rebound pollutant emissions factors
    • Update electricity sector prices to NREL ATB 2021
    • Update endogenous learning variables for electric vehicles
    • Revert to EPA data for HFCs
    • Update building envelope component lifetime
    • Update NDC targets based on the 2021 CRF submission
    • Update BAU and maximum biofuel blending amounts in trans/BPoEFUbVT and trans/MPoEFUbVT
    • Minor updates to spending allocations to ISIC codes
    • Other minor data updates
  • Web Interface
    • Added a new user interface (UI) for setting policy values and implementation schedules for multiple subscripted elements of the same policy. Updates to WebAppData.xlsx format support the improved UI.
  • Minor Updates
    • The carbon tax is no longer levied on industrial feedstocks (such as the natural gas that goes into plastics, or the crude oil that goes into secondary petroleum products). This avoids double-taxation of crude and secondary petroleum products.
    • The model now ensures input data for BAU fuel production, consumption, imports, and exports are in balance, with behavior customizable in variable fuels/FPIEBP
    • Added district heat losses in heat distribution systems
    • Building retrofitting policy effects are now cumulative with the effects of other buildings sector policies that affect the energy efficiency of newly sold building components
    • Subscript battery share of electric vehicle price by Vehicle Type
  • Bug Fixes
    • In models configured to treat emissions associated with imported electricity as in-region emissions, exclude these emissions from health impact calculations
    • Use BEA domestic requirements table instead of BEA total requirements table when splitting certain ISIC codes in io-table/DLIM
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