Long-Range Energy Alternatives Planning System (LEAP) 

LEAP, the Long-range Energy Alternatives Planning system, is a software tool for energy policy analysis and climate change mitigation assessment. LEAP can be used to track energy consumption, production and resource extraction in all sectors of an economy. It can be used to account for both energy sector and non-energy sector greenhouse gas (GHG) emission sources and sinks. In addition to tracking GHGs, LEAP can also be used to analyze emissions of local and regional air pollutants. LEAP is used by countries undertaking integrated resource planning, GHG mitigation assessments, and Low Emission Development Strategies (LEDS), especially in the developing world.

Region: Global
Sectors and Topics: Energy Efficiency, Transport
Scale: Unspecified
Expertise Level: Generalist
Resource Type: Analysis Tools
Cost: No
Inputs Needed: National population data Rates of urbanization Average household sizes GDP/GNP data Value added by sector/subsector Interest rates Energy consumption and production by sector and fuel Emission factors from GHG inventories National energy policies/plans
Outputs Provided: Energy demand by fuel, year, scenario, region, and sector Costs and emissions associated with energy demand
Languages: English, French, Spanish, Other
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