Newsletters

The most recent IEA/ETSAP Newsletter published under Annex VIII 'Annex VIII: Update on the Energy Technology Perspective Project' (Nov. 2002) is now available on the Internet:
  • 19.08.2003: ETSAP Newsletter, Vol. 8, No. 2, August, 2003 (PDF format, 233 kB)
    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


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Other IEA/ETSAP Newsletters published under Annex VII 'Contributing to the Kyoto Protocol' (1999-2001) are available on the Internet:

  • 18.11.2002: ETSAP Newsletter, Vol. 8, No. 1, November 2002 (PDF format, 41 kB)
    Exploring Energy Technology Perspectives
    Learning Strategies for Technological Development toward Sustainable Futures
    Implementing Agreement for a Programme of Energy Technology Systems Analysis

  • 04.07.2002: ETSAP Newsletter, Vol. 7, No. 8, May 2002 (PDF format, 483 kB)
    Annex VIII to extend global models
    Tosato heads ETSAP Annex VIII
    Around the World

  • 18.01.2002: ETSAP Newsletter, Vol. 7, No. 7, January 2002 (PDF format, 146 kB)
    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

  • 07.12.2001: ETSAP Newsletter, Vol. 7, No. 6, October 2001 (PDF format, 110 kB)
    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

The last three IEA/ETSAP Newsletters published under Annex VI 'Dealing with Uncertainty Together' (1996-1998) are still available on the Internet:


  • 07.12.2001: ETSAP Newsletter, Vol. 7, No. 6, October 2001 (PDF format, 110 kB)

    This Newsletter features six articles:
    1. ETSAP to Have Key Role in IEA Energy Technology Perspectives
    2. Joint Meeting Held with Italy’s Kyoto Club
    3. Linking Local Air Pollution Control with Global Warming Policy
    4. Concept Studied for Recycling CO2 from Vehicles
    5. Goal Programming with MARKAL
    6. Turin Polytechnic to offer Master’s course


  • 18.06.2001: ETSAP Newsletter Vol. 7, No. 5, April 2001 (PDF format, 188 kB)

    This Newsletter features three articles:
    1. German Modelers Look at Nuclear Phase-out
    2. Multi-Regional Technological Learning with MARKAL
    3. Around the World:
      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.


  • 10.01.2001: ETSAP Newsletter Vol. 7, No. 4, December 2000 (PDF format, 112 kB)

    This Newsletter features four articles:
    1. US IEA to adopt ETSAP Models
    2. ABB Hosts Joint Seminar on China
    3. CO2 Emission Reduction: Sooner or Later?
    4. How Will Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction be Shared Domestically?


  • 07.09.00: 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.

    The papers are grouped by subject matter:

    • Emissions Trading
    • Joint Implementation
    • Kyoto Protocol
    • Learning Curves
    • Local Energy Planning
    • Materials Management
    • Methodology
    • Policy Analysis
    • Technology Assessment
    • Report Sources



  • 08.02.00: ETSAP Newsletter Vol. 7, No. 1, January 2000 (PDF format, 120 kB)

    This Newsletter features seven articles:

    1. The New Times: a Model for the Millenium
      The scene is a waterfront motel in Hampton Bays, Long Island, USA. It is a clear, bright early fall day in 1996. The summer crowds have gone, and the motel is all but abandoned. In an upstairs meeting room, a view of the bay framed in a large picture window, a group sits down at a scramble of chairs facing an easel with a blank flip chart. They are an American, two Germans, and an Indian by way of Canada. They are the embryo of a multinational group setting out to design the best bottom-up energy systems model in the world.
      HTML version of this article is available
    2. Around the World
      This column 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. Examples are:
      Austriala (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
    3. 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.
    4. 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.
    5. 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.
    6. 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.
    7. 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.

  • 18.06.99: ETSAP Newsletter No. 7, June 1999 (PDF format, 610 kB)

    Newsletter No. 7 features three articles:
    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.
    Norway Struggles with Energy Growth (based on work by Leif Kristian Alm, IFE, Norway)
    Abstract: Norway, 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, Chalmers University, 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.

  • 23.12.98: ETSAP Newsletter No. 6, October 1998 (PDF format, 261 kB)

    Newsletter No. 6 features summaries of two interesting MARKAL studies recently conducted by the Swiss and Canadian ETSAP partner:
    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)