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
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.