Researchers from TRANSrisk partner Institute for Structural Research (IBS) and University of Graz (UniGraz) participated at the 36th Edition of International Energy Workshop (IEW 2017) which was held on 12th - 14th of July at the University of Maryland (UMD), in College Park, Maryland, USA.
The workshop was organised by the Joint Global Change Research Institute of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) and University of Maryland (UMD). It is a leading event for the international energy modeling community and presents an opportunity for scholars and researchers to compare quantitative energy projections, to understand the reasons for diverging views of future energy developments, and to observe new trends in global energy production and consumption.
More particularly, Jan Witajewski-Baltvilks from IBS presented his article, coauthored with Carolyn Fischer from Resources for the Future. The topic of the presentation was “Green Innovation and Economic Growth in a North-South Model”. The article indicates that the unilateral R&D policy promoting green technologies in one region may induce a switch of researchers from dirty to clean technologies also in other regions.
Moreover, Jakob Mayer from UniGraz presented his article, coauthored with Gabriel Bachner, and Karl W. Steininger. The paper presents model results regarding macroeconomic implications of a 2°C-compatible transition path in the European iron and steel industry.
Find the agenda of the workshop here.