08 June 2018 - 14 June 2018

41st International Association for Energy Economics (IAEE) international conference

Shaohui Zhang, a postdoctoral researcher on the IIASA Air Quality and Greenhouse Gases research program, will give a talk at this conference on energy business, markets and policy.

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The IAEE international conference is a four-day conference that will take place in Groningen, the Netherlands. Over 500 international conference participants are expected to attend from all over the world. They include academics, policymakers, consultants, and representatives from energy businesses. Past meetings have taken place in cities such as Rome, Quebec, New Delhi, Budapest, Washington DC, and Copenhagen. 

IIASA researcher Shaohui Zhang will present his recent work on modeling the energy efficiency of China’s iron and steel industry using an extension of the MESSAGE model at the conference’s climate/energy efficiency section.  With their new model, Zhang and colleagues can not only assess the impacts of materials on long-term scenarios in the steel industry, but can also forecast consumption of energy and material, as well as relative co-benefits of energy efficiency measures. They found that adopting energy efficiency measures and switching route from blast furnace to scrap-electric arc furnace will decrease raw material input by 14% and energy use by 7%.  

“We recommend that policy makers take industrial characteristics into account when making decisions,” says Zhang.

About IAEE

The IAEE is a worldwide, independent, non-profit professional organization based in the United States, which has members in over 100 nations. It was founded in 1977 in response to the 70's energy crisis and has the main objective of providing an interdisciplinary forum for the exchange of ideas, experience and issues among professionals interested in energy economics. Membership in IAEE is open to anyone who has an interest in the field of energy economics.

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Last edited: 11 June 2018


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