Brussels, 08 Sep 2004
The European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) has published a call for tenders for further developments in applied general equilibrium energy and climate policy modelling.
The energy group of IPTS has recently started to work with an applied general equilibrium model, called Climate and Energy Policy Assessment Model (CEPAM), in order to complement the analyses provided by the POLES model, and other quantitative tools. The CEPAM model is based on the world General Equilibrium Model for Energy-Economy-Environment interactions (GEM-E3 model), referred to hereafter as the CEPAM/GEM-E3 model.
The main purpose of this call is the improvement of the CEPAM/GEM-E3 model along several lines of particular interest for IPTS in order to analyse in quantitative terms the economic, environmental, and technological effects of climate and energy policy measures. The project will improve and enlarge the following three dimensions of the CEPAM/GEM-E3 model: elaboration of an EU version, extension of the time horizon from the year 2030 to the year 2050, and more detail in the energy-intensive sectors. Another task of the project will be to include several consumer categories (instead of a representative household), a model development that will allow a welfare analysis of particular measures. The project will also deal with the measurement of regional climate damage functions.
A series of policy simulations will be conducted in the project with the new version of the model once a baseline scenario is generated. The policy measures to be considered include a wide range of instruments such as emission trading and energy/carbon taxes, as well as mixtures of them. An issue that deserves particular attention is the future developments of the Directive regulating the EU Emission Trading Scheme (ETS). The eventual extension of the coverage to other sectors and pollutants, as well as the policies and measures expected to be implemented in the non-covered sectors, notably the transportation sector, is of particular relevance. The project will study also the post-Kyoto climate strategies from the point of view of the EU. Another policy area of interest relates to the security of energy supply in the EU.
For further information, please contact:
Directorate-General JRC - IPTS
Attn: Mercè Batet-Alcon
Ed. Expo, Inca Garcilaso,
s/n, E-41092 Seville
Tel: +34 9126.96.36.199
Fax: +34 954.48.83.00
To see the full details of the call, please
Remarks: The deadline for requesting tender documents is 30.9.2004.
The deadline for submitting tender documents is 18.10.2004.
Before contacting the Commission, tenderers are strongly advised to consult the original call text in the Official Journal of the European Union at the reference below.