In 1973, a seminar was held by Resources for the Future to bring together the new and growing community of scholars researching into the general field of energy modelling. Originally published in the same year, this report gathers together all of the papers presented at that seminar in order to further spread the results of these studies with those who were unable to attend. The papers cover a full range of techniques used for energy modelling whilst commenting on current government and industry models. This title will be of interest to students of Environmental Studies.
Editor’s Acknowledgments; Foreword; Introduction; Session One: Use of Input-Output and Econometric Techniques for Energy System Modeling; A. Input-Output Analysis of U.S Energy Consumption B. Use of the Maryland Interindustry Forecasting Model to Project Petroleum Demand C. An Econometric Analysis of the Relationships between Macro Economic Activity and U.S Energy Consumption; Session Two: Use of Linear Programming in Energy Models; A. A Unified Framework for Energy System Planning B. Linear Programming in Energy Modeling C. Suggested Roles for Econometrics and Process Analysis in Long-Term Energy Modeling; Sessions Three and Five: Econometric Models of individual Sectors; A. Substitution and Usage in Energy Demand: An Econometric Estimation of Long-Run and Short-Run Effects B. Joint Costs and Separability in Oil and Gas Exploration C. Modeling Electricity Demand Growth D. Projecting California’s Electrical Energy Demand; Session Four: Current Government and Industry Models; A. Techniques Used in Developing the U.S. Department of the Interior Energy Forecast B. NPC Analysis of Oil and Gas Supply C. Analytical Techniques for Energy Policy Evaluation; Session Six: Continental Energy Models; A. A Pollution-and Technology- Sensitive Model for Energy Supply- Distribution Studies B. Remarks on a Continental Gas Model; Session Seven: Historical Perspective on Demand Forecasts; Learning From the Past: RFF’s 1960-1970 Energy Projections
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