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"Irish TIMES" Phase 2
The Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) has developed an energy systems model, Irish TIMES in collaboration with University College Cork (UCC) over the period 2009 –2011. This research project was supported by the EPA (with co-funding from SEAI) under the
Energy Demand – Transport
Driscoll,Áine / Lyons,Seán / Tol,Richard S J / Mariuzzo, Franco (UEA Norwich)
Using data on private car sales and model characteristics in Ireland, we plan to estimate the valuations that customers place on a range of vehicle attributes by estimating a structural market model. These may then be useful for predicting valuations for future types of vehicles such as electric cars.
Global Warming and Energy - the role of emissions trading
Fitz Gerald,John / Tol,Richard SJ
The implications of the EU policy on emissions trading will be further analysed. The role of other measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions may also be examined. What potential is there in the scheme for countries to act strategically? To what extent can taxpayers (and consumers) recover some of the value of the free permits? How will the availability of free permits affect new entry? To what extent is the size of the allocation of free permits important in affecting competition? How would an extension of the scheme to cover SMEs affect such companies?