Optimizing the transportation climate mitigation wedge

Yeh S & McCollum DL (2011). Optimizing the transportation climate mitigation wedge. In: Sustainable Transportation Energy Pathways: A Research Summary for Decision Makers. Eds. Ogden, J & Anderson, L, Davis: The Regents of the University of California. ISBN 9781466317239

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Abstract

The previous two chapters have looked at scenarios for making deep reductions in GHG emissions in the transportation sector by 2050. We now turn to considering what role the transportation sector might lay under economy-wide CO2 constraints in the United States. If we see emission reductions achieved in different sectors of the economy including commercial and residential buildings, industry, agricultre, and electric power, as well as transportation as wedges that add up to an emission reduction target mandated by policy, how might the transportation wedge reduce its emissions to meet the polcy goals under optimized least-cost solutions? Will economy-wide carbon taxes and cap-and-trade programs result in emission reductions from the transportation sector commensurate with its contribution to economy-wide emissions? Or are other approaches needed to incentivize the transportation climate mitigation wedge? To address these questions, we used an integrated energy-economics model called the MARKet Alocation (MARKAL) model to examine least-cost emission reductions scenarios within economy-wide emision cap scenarios.

Item Type: Book Section
Research Programs: Energy (ENE)
Bibliographic Reference: In: J Ogden, L Anderson (eds); Sustainable Transportation Energy Pathways: A Research Summary for Decision Makers; The Regents of the University of California, Davis, CA, USA pp.234-247 (October 2011)
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Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 08:45
Last Modified: 20 Jan 2016 16:46
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/9664

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