Authors: Olivier Bahn, Socrates Kypreos
Addresses: Energy Modelling Group, Paul Scherrer Institute, CH-5232 Villigen, Switzerland. Energy Modelling Group, Paul Scherrer Institute, CH-5232 Villigen, Switzerland
Abstract: This paper presents the implementation of endogenous technological change, following either a one-factor or a two-factor learning curve, in the MERGE model. We have indeed developed a new version of this model, called MERGE-ETL, to analyse the dynamics of endogenous technological learning (ETL) in the energy system. This paper describes first the basic formulation of MERGE-ETL, then the solving techniques used for this model, and presents finally some numerical results in the context of policies designed to mitigate a global climate change.
Keywords: carbon control policies; endogenous technological change; MERGE; optimisation techniques.
International Journal of Global Energy Issues, 2003 Vol.19 No.4, pp.333 - 358
Published online: 15 Jul 2003 *Full-text access for editors Access for subscribers Purchase this article Comment on this article