Plenary Session 1


Wednesday, 3 June, 2015

Opening session


9:00 a.m. 9:30 a.m., Room: Onyx 1&2

Moderator: Timothy Hurst (Chief Communications Officer, International Renewable Energy Agency)

Opening Remarks: Adnan Z. Amin (Director General at International Renewable Energy Agency)

Introduction to the 34th Edition of International Energy Workshop: Geoffrey Blanford (Electric Power Research Institute)


Plenary Session 1: Low Carbon Technologies and R&D

Room: Onyx 1&2
Moderator: Bob van der Zwaan (Senior Scientist at Energy research Centre of the Netherlands)
9:30 a.m. 10:10 a.m Global Energy transition -- modelling challenges
Dolf Gielen, Director, International Renewable Energy Agency Innovation and Technology Centre (Bonn, Germany)
10:10 a.m. 10:50 a.m Role and value of flexible technologies in supporting cost effective transition to lower carbon energy future
Goran Strbac, Professor of Electrical Energy Systems, Imperial College (London. UK)
11:20 a.m. 12:00 p.m. The future of energy technologies and the role of policy
Laura Diaz Anadon, Assistant Professor of Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard University (Cambridge, USA)
12:00 p.m. 1:30 p.m. Lunch break
12:10 p.m. 1:10 p.m. Lunch time seminar
IEA-ETSAP: Launch of Book “Informing Energy and Climate Policies Using Energy Systems Models published by Springer

Session 1
1:30 p.m. 3:15 p.m.

Parallel A: Modelling Methodologies

Luke Reedman (CSIRO), Augmenting Deterministic Models with Real Options Analysis to Capture the Impact of Uncertainty on Investment Timing: An Australian Electricity Case Study

Elmar Kriegler (Potsdam Institute of Climate Impact Research), How do energy-economy model responses to carbon pricing compare? First insights from the ADVANCE open community study on model diagnostics

Parallel B: Renewable Energy Prospects

Deger Saygin (International Renewable Energy Agency), Cost and benefits of doubling the global share of renewable energy between 2010 and 2030, a countries perspective

Emilson Silva (University of Alberta), Overlapping International Green R&D Agreements

Jonas Grafstrom (Lulea University of Technology), Invention, Innovation and Diffusion in the European Wind Power Sector

Vania Statzu (University of Cagliari, Fostering Photovoltaic Technologies in Mediterranean Cities: Consumers Demand and Social Acceptance

Parallel C: Abatement Costs

Geoffrey Blanford (Ifo Institute), The Price of a Degree: Marginal Mitigation Costs of Achieving Long-Term Temperature Targets

Shaun Ragnauth (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency), Global Mitigation of Non-CO2 Greenhouse Gases: Marginal abatement costs curves and abatement potential through 2030
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Jeffrey Petrusa (RTI International), Marginal Abatement Cost Curve Responses to Alternative Gas Production Scenarios - A Look at Methane Emissions and Mitigation Potential in the Energy Sector

Lei Zhu (CEEP, Institute of Policy and Management, Chinese Academy of Science), Abatement Performance Evaluation of Climate Policy in China - A Study Based on Regional Integrated Assessment Model

Parallel D: GHG Emissions

Michele Maurizio Malpede (Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei), A Multi-Model Regional Decomposition of CO2 Emissions: What are the Main Drivers Affecting Regional Differences?
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Kirat Djamel (University of Orleans), Carbon Tax, Spatial Heterogeneity and Distribution: Evidences from the French Energy Consumption

Michiel Hekkenberg (ECN Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands),National Energy Outlook of the Netherlands 2014
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Parallel E: Transport Sector

Atit Tippichai (Asia Pacific Energy Research Centre), Road Transport Energy Demand and CO2 Emissions In APEC Economies Through 2040

Steve Pye (University College London), Urban Transport Modal Shift: An Energy Systems Approach
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Meriem Hamdi-Cherif (Centre International de Recherche en Environnement et Developpement), The transportation sector as a lever for reducing long-term Chinese mitigation costs

Alessandro Danesin (Instituto de Investigacion Tecnologica, Universidad Pontificia Comillas),Welfare and Sustainability of Urban Transport Policies: The Case of Spanish Metropolitan Areas

Atit Tippichai (Asia Pacific Energy Research Centre), Welfare and Sustainability of Urban Transport Policies: The Case of Spanish Metropolitan Areas

Session 2
3:45 p.m. 4:35 p.m.

Parallel A: Smart Energy Systems

Ryoichi Komiyama (The University of Tokyo),Large-scale Integration of Variable Renewables: Higher Temporal Analysis with Optimisation Model Considering Hydrogen Storage and Rechargeable Battery
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Alain Haurie (ORDECSYS),Modeling Energy and Technology Choices in Smart Regional Energy Systems
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Parallel B: Bio-Energy (1)

Nazia Mintz-Habib (University of Cambridge),The Political Economy of Joining in the Global Value Chain (GVC) of Biodiesel

Adrian Stone (University of Cape Town), Modeling Growth Scenarios for Biofuels in South Africa’s Transport Sector
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Parallel D: Policy (1)

Xueqin Cui (Renmin University of China),Sharing the Pie of Future Emissions An Integrated Framework of Multi Equity Principle Approaches

Socrates Kypreos (Honorary Member of Paul Scherrer Institute), Efficient and Equitable Scenarios of Climate Change

Parallel E: Decarbonisation Pathways (1)

Bob van der Zwaan (ECN and University of Amsterdam),Energy Technology Roll-Out for Climate Change Mitigation: A Multi-Model Study for Latin America

Tom Kober (Energy research Centre of the Netherlands),Energy Supply Investments in Latin America under Climate Control Policy

Session 3
4:45 p.m. 6:00 p.m.

Parallel A: Modelling Intermittency

Robert Pietzcker (Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research),Bridging the Scales: Representing the System Integration Challenge of Wind and Solar in Integrated Assessment Models

Kris Poncelet (KU Leuven/EnergyVille), The Temporal Dimension in Bottom-Up Energy System Planning Models Selecting Representative Days

Samuel Carrara (Fondiazone Eni Enrico Mattei and Centro Euro-Mediterraneo sui Cambiamenti Climatici), "Including System Integration of Variable Renewable Energies (VRE) in a Constant Elasticity of Substitution Framework: The Case of the WITCH Model"

Parallel B: Bio-Energy (2)

Adrian Whiteman (International Renewable Energy Agency),The Potential for Improved Cookstoves to Reduce Carbon Dioxide Emissions
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Bertrand Vincent (Laboratoire d’Economie Forestière, Climate Economics Chair), "Simulating the Use of Biomass in Electricity with the Green Electricity Simulate Model: An Application to the French Power Generation"

Sara Giarola (Imperial College London), An Optimisation Model for Supporting Investment Decisions in Bio-refineries: a European Case Study

Parallel C: Macroeconomic Impacts (1)

James Glynn (University College Cork),Optimal Equitable Burden Sharing - Modelling Global Macroeconomic Impacts of the Carbon Constrained Energy System Using ETSAP-TIAM-MSA

Frederic Gonand (University of Paris-Dauphine), The Second Dividend and the Demographic Structure

Govinda Timilsina (The World Bank),Economics of Transiting to Renewable Energy in Morocco: A General Equilibrium Analysis

Parallel D: Policy (2)

Christoph von Stechow (Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change),Assessing the Risks of the 2°C Target - How Delaying Climate Change Mitigation and Limiting Critical Technologies Boosts Risk Trade-offs

Jérôme Hilaire (Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research), Achieving the 2°C Target Will Not be Facilitated by Relying on a Global Abundance of Natural Gas
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Tommi Ekholm (VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland), Hedging the Climate Sensitivity Risks of the 2°C Target

Parallel E: Decarbonisation Pathways (2)

Vladimir Potashnikov (Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration),Pathways to Deep Decarbonisation for Russia

Helena Cabal (CIEMAT), Effect of the Energy and Climate Policies in the Future Mexican Electricity System
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Wei-Chen Liao (Institute of Nuclear Energy Research), The Inspection of CO2 Emission Targets of Industry Sector in Taiwan
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