Integrated Energy-Economy-Environment (3E) Modeling for Clean Vehicle Development in China

Start Date: 
Jun 1, 2012
End Date: 
May 31, 2015
Summary: 

Renewable energy development involves not only the energy system but also the economy, the environment, policy, and the society. Clean vehicle development in China, for example, has tremendous impacts on energy supply and security, economic output, employment, air emissions, and so on, all due to increasingly large demand. To design effective policy and market mechanisms for clean vehicle development, a holistic and integrated perspective is needed. In this project we collaborate with Shanghai Jiao Tong University to develop an integrated energy-economy-environment (3E) model to simulate and evaluate impacts of renewable energy policies on the economy and the environment. We will use the emerging clean vehicle system in China as a case study to apply this model and to provide policy suggestions for clean vehicle development and deployment in China. We expect the integrative modeling framework to be generally applicable for studying other emerging renewable energy technologies in the U.S. and other countries. UM-SJTU Collaboration on Renewable Energy Science and Technology.

Sponsor: 
University of Michigan - Office of Vice President for Research
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