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Multi-cluster technology learning in times: A transport sector case study with TIAM-UCL

Anandarajah, G; McDowall, W; (2015) Multi-cluster technology learning in times: A transport sector case study with TIAM-UCL. In: Giannakidis, G and Labriet, M and Ó Gallachóir, B and Tosato, G, (eds.) Informing Energy and Climate Policies Using Energy Systems Models Insights from Scenario Analysis: Increasing the Evidence Base. (pp. 261-278). Springer: Cham, Switzerland. Green open access

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Abstract

The costs of technologies often fall over time due to a range of processes including learning-by-doing. This is a well-characterized concept in the economics of innovation, in which learning about a particular technology, and hence cost reduction, is related to cumulative investments in that technology. This chapter provides a case study applying technology learning endogenously in a TIMES model. It describes many of the key challenges in modelling technology learning endogenously, both in terms of the interpretation and policy relevance of the results, and in terms of methodological challenges. The chapter then presents a case study, exploring a multi-cluster learning approach where many key technologies (fuel cells, automotive batteries, and electric drivetrains) are shared across a set of transport modes (cars, buses and LGVs) and technologies (hybrid and plug-in hybrid fuel cell vehicles, battery electric vehicles, hybrid and plug-in hybrid petrol and diesel vehicles). The multi-region TIAM-UCL Global energy system model has been used to model the multi-cluster approach. The analysis is used to explore the competitive and/or complementary relationship between hydrogen and electricity as low-carbon transport fuels.

Type: Book chapter
Title: Multi-cluster technology learning in times: A transport sector case study with TIAM-UCL
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-16540-0_15
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-16540-0_15
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: Fuel Cell, Transport Sector, Fuel Cell Technology, Fuel Cell Vehicle, Battery Electric Vehicle
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of the Built Environment
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of the Built Environment > Bartlett School Env, Energy and Resources
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10039484
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