Archived Newsletters

All Archived Newsletters are found here.

Before the diffusion of the web, ETSAP published a newsletter to publicize upcoming events, news, and activities of its members, as well as their contributions to the common activities. The following Newsletters are available online:

  • The IEA G8+5 POW and the contribution of ETSAP Brazil Energy Plan 2030.
  • South Africa ERC Modeling Activities: Recent and Current Projects.
  • China: Proposal on future cooperation with ETSAP under G8+5.
  • The Networks of Expertise in Energy Technology(NEET).
  • India Energy Sector Modeling.

  • Regional Planning and Cooperation.
  • The NEEDS Project.
  • The EPSAP Project.
  • CASCADE MINTS.
  • Local scale application of MARKAL.

  • ETSAP Newsletter, Vol. 8, No. 6, July, 2005 (PDF format,-----kB)
    Extended summary of the Final Report of :-
  • Annex VIII: Exploring Energy Technology Perspectives, and
  • Annex IX: Energy Models Users' Group.

  • Carbon Sequestration Marginal Cost Curb for Colombia.
  • Modelling the Natural Gas System by using the MARKAL model.
  • Integrated Environment-Energy Economy Evaluation (EEE) for the Sustainable Local Planning of the Aburr Valley Metropolitan.
  • Sweden: MARKAL activities at the Department of Energy Technology, Chalmers University of Technology.
  • Activities at Profu related to the use of the MARKAL model.
  • Activities at the Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute.
  • Energy-Economic-Environment Modeling Group University of Cape Town, South Africa.
  • Finland. Poland. ETSAP Around the World

  • ETSAP goes China.
  • ETSAP around the world
  • Visitor Corner

  • ETSAP goes China.
  • ETSAP around the world
  • Visitor Corner

  • Toward a Nash Equilibrium MARKAL?
  • Two Approaches to Long Term,Low Carbon Options.
  • Regional MARKAL Groups Organize.
  • Annex IX,Energy Models Users' Group.
  • The Visitors Corner.

  • Exploring Energy Technology Perspectives.
  • Learning Strategies for Technological Development toward Sustainable Futures.
    Implementing Agreement for a Programme of Energy Technology Systems Analysis.

  • Annex VIII to extend global models.
  • Tosato heads ETSAP Annex VIII.
  • Around the World.

  • Is Kyoto Fatally Flawed? - An Analysis with MacGEM.
  • The MARKAL Family of Models.
  • Managing Materials to Reduce Carbon Dioxide.
  • Progress on IEA Energy Technology Perspectives.
  • Tom Kram Departs.

  • ETSAP to Have Key Role in IEA Energy Technology Perspectives.
  • Joint Meeting Held with Italy's Kyoto Club.
  • Linking Local Air Pollution Control with Global Warming Policy.
  • Concept Studied for Recycling CO2 from Vehicles.
  • Goal Programming with MARKAL.
  • Turin Polytechnic to offer Master's course.

  • German Modelers Look at Nuclear Phase-out.
  • Multi-Regional Technological Learning with MARKAL.
  • This article presents an overview of recent activities and projects (in other countries as well, e.g. as Outreach) in which the ETSAP partners are involved in.

  • USA IEA to adopt ETSAP Models.
  • ABB Hosts Joint Seminar on China.
  • CO2 Emission Reduction: Sooner or Later.
  • How Will Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction be Shared Domestically?

  • ETSAP Newsletter, Vol. 7, No. 3, September 2000 (PDF Format, 125 kB)

  • This Newsletter provides an up-to-date listing of the reports published during 1999 and 2000 by ETSAP participants and others using the MARKAL family of energy technology system models. Summaries of the papers are given, together with information on how copies of papers may be obtained.
  • Emissions trading
  • Joint Implementaion
  • Kyoto Protocol
  • Learning Curves
  • Local Energy Planning
  • Materials Management
  • Methodology
  • Policy Analysis
  • Technology Assessment
  • Report Sources

  • Regional Environmental Planning in Italy.
  • Building Upgrades in Taiwan as an Example for CDM.
  • Calculating Environmental Benefits with MARKAL.

  • The New Times: a Model for the Millenium

  • HTML version of this article is available

  • Around the World
  • Australia (ABARE): Association of Southeast Asian Nations, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, and Indonesia
    Canada (McGill, GERAD): National Climate Change Process (NCCP) Germany (IER): FEES, MESAP, IEA Annex 33
    Italy (ENEA and ANPA): Regional Air Quality Recovery and Protection Plan and the Regional Waste Management Plan; Basilicata; Turin
    Japan (JAERI): Analysis of a long-term Japanese energy system aimed at zero carbon dioxide emissions; Production of hydrogen from a high-temperature nuclear reactor in the context of the national energy system
    The Netherlands (ECN): Assistance in developing MARKAL models for Shanghai (China) and Greece; A European Union (DGXII) sponsored project to include experience curves in the MARKAL model of the Western European energy system
    Switzerland (PSI): The GaBE Project; The China Energy Modeling Project of the Alliance for Global Sustainability; A global ETA-MARKAL-MACRO trade model
    United States (DOE, EPA, BNL): International Workshop on the Development of Climate Change Action Plans; Sponsoring MARKAL modeling in Taiwan, Hong Kong and Puerto Rico.

  • Annex VII to Stress International Cooperation
  • The last year of the old millennium saw the first year of the new 3-year annex to the implementing agreement of the Energy Technology Systems Analysis Programme. In Annex VII, ETSAP will continue to extend its repertoire of models and methods for analyzing energy systems, with particular emphasis on supporting on-going international cooperation in reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

  • Summary of Annex VI Published
  • An 83-page summary of ETSAP's work in Annex VI has been published by the Operating Agent and is now available on the Worldwide Web. The report, Dealing with Uncertainty Together, provides brief summaries of some of the main studies performed from 1996 to 1998 and describes the methodological advances that were made. The subjects range from local energy planning to contributions made to international debate on greenhouse gas emission reduction.

  • ETSAP Members in Third IPCC Assessment
  • Three of ETSAP's regular contributors (Tom Kram, Remko Ybema, Richard Loulou) have key roles in the preparation of the Third Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), now in progress.

  • Wene Writes on Experience Curves
  • Clas-Otto Wene, long the principal technical representative of Sweden in ETSAP, is the author of a new book, "Experience Curves for Energy Technology Policy," published by the International Energy Agency.

  • IEA Cites ETSAP as "Success Story"
  • The Energy Technology Systems Analysis Programme is described as one of the success stories of the 25-year history of the International Energy Agency in the new IEA publication, International Collaboration in Energy Technology: a Sampling of Success Stories.


  • ETSAP Newsletter No. 7, June 1999(PDF Format, 610 kB)
  • Managing Materials for Greenhouse Gas Reduction (based on work by Dolf Gielen et al., ECN Policy Studies, the Netherlands)
  • Abstract: While most attention to ways to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases is focused on energy, the MATTER Project finds that nearly one-third of the reduction in these emissions in Western Europe can be achieved by changing the use of materials. For moderate emission reductions, most changes would occur in materials production and waste handling. More severe reductions require substitution of materials.

  • Struggles with Energy Growth (based on work by Leif Kristian Alm, IFE Norway)
  • Abstract: a small country with immense hydroelectric and natural gas resources, nevertheless has an energy problem: how to stop energy growth to comply with the Kyoto Protocol restrictions on greenhouse gas emissions. Under the Kyoto Protocol, Norway's national emission reduction target for the 2008-2012 time period is 1 percent above the 1990 level in CO2 equivalents for the six "Kyoto gases". To comply with this limit while keeping its energy-intensive industry in place is an ambitious task.

  • A GENIE for Imperfect Foresight (based on work by Niclas Mattsson,ChalmersUniversity Sweden)
  • Abstract: The stochastic GENIE model used to evaluate future global electrical systems can evaluate the effect of different rates of reduction in the cost of emerging technology. Considering a range of such "experience curves," the model finds that it is best to make early and dedicated investments in photovoltaics and fuel cells. Such early development hedges against the possible need to reduce future carbon dioxide emission reductions by preventing these technologies from being "locked out" by existing technology.


  • A world with emissions trading: Modeled as five regions (based on work by Socrates Kypreos, Paul Scherrer Institute, Switzerland)
  • A world with emissions trading: seen from Northern America (based on work by Amit Kanudia, GERAD, and Richard Loulou, McGill University, Canada)