Sustainable Energy Development in Austria Until 2020: Insights from Applying the Integrated Model 'e3.at'

FCN Working Paper No. 13/2011

57 Pages Posted: 16 Sep 2011

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Andrea Stocker

Sustainable Europe Research Institute

Anett Großmann

Institute of Economic Structures Research (GWS)

Marc Ingo Wolter

Institute of Economic Structures Research (GWS)

Reinhard Madlener

RWTH Aachen University

Date Written: July 1, 2011

Abstract

This paper reports on the Austrian research project “Renewable energy in Austria: Modeling possible development trends until 2020”. The project investigated possible economic and ecological effects of a substantially increased use of renewable energy sources in Austria. Together with stakeholders and experts, three different scenarios were defined, specifying possible development trends for renewable energy in Austria. The scenarios were simulated for the period 2006–2020, using the integrated environment–energy–economy model “e3.at”. The modeling results indicate that increasing the share of renewable energy sources in total energy use is an important but insufficient step towards achieving a sustainable energy system in Austria. A substantial increase in energy efficiency and a reduction of residential energy consumption also form important cornerstones of a sustainable energy policy.

Keywords: renewable energy, macro-econometric modeling, scenario development

Suggested Citation

Stocker, Andrea and Großmann, Anett and Wolter, Marc Ingo and Madlener, Reinhard, Sustainable Energy Development in Austria Until 2020: Insights from Applying the Integrated Model 'e3.at' (July 1, 2011). FCN Working Paper No. 13/2011. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1927870 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1927870

Andrea Stocker (Contact Author)

Sustainable Europe Research Institute

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Anett Großmann

Institute of Economic Structures Research (GWS) ( email )

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Germany

Marc Ingo Wolter

Institute of Economic Structures Research (GWS) ( email )

Heinrichstrasse 30
Osnabrück, 49080
Germany

Reinhard Madlener

RWTH Aachen University ( email )

School of Business and Economics / E.ON ERC
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Aachen, 52074
Germany
+49 241 80 49 820 (Phone)
+49 241 80 49 829 (Fax)

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