Washington May 1999

Semi-annual ETSAP meeting

1st ETSAP-VII Workshop, 30 April - 4 May 1999, Proceedings

Location: Batelle Building (BNL), 901 D Street SW, Suite 900, Washington DC, USA

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Introduction to the Proceedings

The US representatives in the programme, the US Department of Energy and Brookhaven National Laboratory, hosted the first ETSAP Workshop under Annex VII. Additional support for logistics and social events was provided by the International Resources Group and by the GAMS Corporation. Place and date of the meetings were selected with the specific intent that a fair share of the participants could attend the IEA/US-DoE Workshop on "Technologies to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions: Engineering-Economic Analysis of Conserved Energy and Carbon" on 5-7 May.

It is noted with pleasure that various US-EPA and US-DoE officials took the occasion of an ETSAP Workshop in the US to attend and make valuable contributions in presentations and discussions. In addition staff of the IEA secretariat participated actively and options for ETSAP to contribute to the work of the IEA secretariat were explored in some depth. ETSAP participants reported on progress in the modeling of endogenous technological learning (ETL) and other applications in support of policy exploration and support in various countries, including analysis of the Kyoto mechanisms.

Immediately before and in between the plenary ETSAP sessions, the working group charged with development of the new generation of tools (TIMES) and associated user interfaces met several times to discuss progress and draft proposals for further work under Annex VII for discussion by all participants. The Executive Committee in its concluding meeting on May 4 agreed a detailed work programme for development of software and further advancement of methodologies and applications focussed on the Kyoto Protocol and beyond.

As usual the Executive Committee meeting was scheduled immediately after the regular ETSAP Workshop on Friday, 5 November.

GianCarlo TOSATO
ETSAP Project Head
EFDA/ CSU, IPP, Max-Plank-Institut
Boltzmannstr.2, D-85748 Garching Bei Muenchen
Phone: +(4989)3299-4194
fax. +(4989)3299-4197
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Papers Presented

  1. Draft Programme of Work ETSAP/Annex VII
    T. Kram
  2. MARKAL for Policy Instrument Assessment - the OECD Technological Options for Greenhouse Gas Reduction (TOG) project
    D. Gielen
  3. Modeling Technology Policy in GHG Reduction Scenarios: An Integrated Analysis Using the LBNL-NEMS Model
    John A. Laitner
  4. Integration of ETSAP Projects with IEA Technology Policy Division: Analytical Activities
    C. Difiglio
  5. 'Gap' Analysis and Technology Assessment 'Domestic policies and measures for meeting the Kyoto targets and beyond'
    F. Unander
  6. The Development of the ERIS Model Prototype with Endogenous Learning; Options, Lessons and Relations with Markal
    S. Kypreos
  7. Preliminary results for MARKAL/Western Europe with ETL including clusters of technologies
    A. Seebregts, T. Kram, G.J. Schaeffer, S. Bos
  8. Implementation of Secundary Benefits in MARKAL - A first exploration
    D. v. Regemorter
  9. Nuclear phase-out in Germany: Consequences from an Engineering-Economic Perspective
    U. Remme
  10. Update on ETSAP Tools: RMARKAL, TIMES, etc.
    G. Goldstein
  11. MESAP - Latest MESAP Developments
    C. Schlenzig
  12. The Xtractor - A tool for managing GAMS Sets, Parameters and Variables
    U. Schellmann
  13. Progress Report on the ETSAP Studies at JAERI
    O. Sato
  14. Recent activities with MARKAL in Italy
    G.C. Tosato, presented by E. Lavagno
  15. The role of Municipal and State Governments in GHG Emissions Trading
    D. Hill
  16. MARKAL-MACRO: An Integrated Approach for the Evaluation of CDM Programs: The Case of Taiwan
    J. Lee
  17. Finnish Energy Modeling Activities
    P. Pirila
  18. Cost Curves for the Canadian Electricity Supply System
    R. Loulou, A. Kanudia