Plenary Session 3


Friday, 5th June 2015

Plenary Session 3: International Climate Policy – Road to Paris


9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Room: Onyx 1&2

Moderator: Geoff Blanford (Electric Power Research Institute)


9:30 a.m. 10:10 a.m. Energy mitigation strategies: insights from the World Energy Model
Laura Cozzi, Deputy Head of Directorate for Global Energy Economics, International Energy Agency (Paris, France)
10:10 a.m. 10:50 a.m. Carbon pricing and links to sustainable development
Franck Lecocq, Director, Centre International de Recherche sur l’Environnement et le Développement (Nogent-sur-Marne, France)
10:50 a.m. 11:20 a.m. Coffee break
11:20 a.m. 12:00 a.m. The road after Paris: the role of technology policies in supporting future commitments
Carolyn Fischer, Senior Fellow, Resources for the Future (Washington, DC., USA), and Marie Sklodowska–Curie Fellow of the European Commission at the Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (Venice, Italy)
12:00 p.m. 1:30 p.m. Lunch break
12:10 p.m. 1:10 p.m. IRENA Lunch time seminar (2)
Gateway to knowledge on renewable energy Global Atlas and the True Cost of Renewables

Session 7| 1:30 p.m. — 2:45 p.m.

Parallel A: Power Sector Modelling

Constantinos Taliotis (KTH Royal Institute of Technology), “Estimating the Socio-Economic Costs of Electricity Supply Interruptions
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Nina Boogen (ETH Zurich), “Demand-Side Management by Electric Utilities in Switzerland: Analysing its Impact on Residential Electricity Demand”

Seán Collins (University College Cork), “The EU Power System in 2030: Investigating Electricity Sector Challenges
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Parallel B: Water-Land-Energy

Birgit Fais (UCL Energy Institute), “Incorporating Impacts on Water and Land Use in an Energy Systems Analysis - a Case Study for the UK

Fadiel Ahjum (University of Cape Town), “Modelling the Water-Energy Nexus in South Africa: Development of a National Water-Energy System Model with Emphasis on the Power Sector
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Helen (Xiangyang) Xu (China University of Mining and Technology), “Structure Model of China Coal Production and Water Constraint”

Parallel C: Green Paradox

Jinhua Zhao (Michigan State University), “Are Renewable Energy Policies Climate Friendly? The Role of Capacity Constraints and Market Power

Robert Cairns (McGill University) “Green Paradox or Green Unorthodoxy?

Parallel D: Climate Policy (3)

Hamed Ghoddusi (Stevens Institute of Technology), “The Effect of Financial Constraints on Energy-Climate Scenarios

Adam Hawkes (Grantham Institute, Imperial College London) “A Multi-Dimensional Feasibility Matrix to Compare the Achievability of Mitigation Scenarios in a Model Inter-Comparison”

Nicolas Claire (Economix, UPOND and IFPEN, Rueil-Malmaison), “Robust Technological and Emission Trajectories for Long-Term Stabilisation Targets with An Energy-Environment Model”

Parallel E: Energy Demand (2)

David Stern (The Australian National University), “Long-Run Estimates of Interfuel and Interfactor Elasticities
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Roming Niklas (Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research) “Econometric Forecasting of Final Energy Demand Using In-Sample and Out-Of-Sample Model Selection Criteria”
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Bianca van der Kroon (Vrije Universiteit), “The Role of Resource and Market Access on Household Fuel Switching Behaviour In Rural and Peri-Urban Kenya”