Inclusion of Technology Diffusion in Energy-systems Models: Some Gaps and Needs

L Barreto*, R. Kemp

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This paper presents some needs and gaps in the representation of technology diffusion in energy-system models. Without intending to be exhaustive, some selected aspects are identified and discussed as follows: the spatial patterns of diffusion and spatial technology spillovers, the role of technology learning and r&d activities, technology clusters and uncertainty. An improved dialogue and exchange between the technology diffusion and energy-systems modeling communities is suggested, such that the representation of technology diffusion in energy-systems models is improved, thus enhancing the policy insights derived from these models.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)95-101
JournalJournal of Cleaner Production
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2008

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