Endogenous technological change in climate change modeling

van der Zwaan BCC, Gerlagh R, Klaassen G, & Schrattenholzer L (2002). Endogenous technological change in climate change modeling. Energy Economics 24 (1): 1-19. DOI:10.1016/S0140-9883(01)00073-1.

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Abstract

This article investigates the impact on optimal CO2 abatement and carbon tax levels of introducing endogenous technological change in a macroeconomic model of climate change. We analyze technological change as a function of cumulative capacity, as incorporated recently in energy-systems models. Our calculations confirm that including endogenous innovation implies earlier emission reduction to meet atmospheric carbon concentration constraints. However, the effect is stronger than suggested in the literature. Moreover, the development on non-fossil energy technologies constitutes the most important opportunity for emission reductions. Optimal carbon tax levels, reducing fossil energy use, are lower than usually advocated.

Item Type: Article
Research Programs: Environmentally Compatible Energy Strategies (ECS)
Bibliographic Reference: Energy Economics; 24(1):1-19 [2002]
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 02:14
Last Modified: 12 Sep 2016 13:16
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/6619

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