Towards increased policy relevance in energy modeling

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Historically, most energy models were reasonably equipped to assess the impact of a subsidy or change in taxation, but are often insufficient to assess the impact of more innovative policy instruments. We evaluate the models used to assess future energy use, focusing on industrial energy use. We explore approaches to engineering-economic analysis that could help improve the realism and policy relevance of engineering-economic modeling frameworks. We also explore solutions to strengthen the policy usefulness of engineering-economic analysis that can be built from a framework of multi-disciplinary cooperation. We focus on the so-called ''engineering-economic'' (or ''bottom-up'') models, as they include the ... continued below

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Worrell, Ernst; Ramesohl, Stephan & Boyd, Gale July 29, 2003.

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Historically, most energy models were reasonably equipped to assess the impact of a subsidy or change in taxation, but are often insufficient to assess the impact of more innovative policy instruments. We evaluate the models used to assess future energy use, focusing on industrial energy use. We explore approaches to engineering-economic analysis that could help improve the realism and policy relevance of engineering-economic modeling frameworks. We also explore solutions to strengthen the policy usefulness of engineering-economic analysis that can be built from a framework of multi-disciplinary cooperation. We focus on the so-called ''engineering-economic'' (or ''bottom-up'') models, as they include the amount of detail that is commonly needed to model policy scenarios. We identify research priorities for the modeling framework, technology representation in models, policy evaluation and modeling of decision-making behavior.

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  • 2003 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Industry, Rye Brook, NY (US), 07/29/2003--08/01/2003

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  • Report No.: LBNL--52773
  • Grant Number: AC03-76SF00098
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 822262
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc781348

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Worrell, Ernst; Ramesohl, Stephan & Boyd, Gale. Towards increased policy relevance in energy modeling, article, July 29, 2003; Berkeley, California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc781348/: accessed October 22, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.