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From the Editor
I am very pleased to announce this Special Issue of Re3News, entirely devoted to the 2013 International Energy Workshop, and introduced by a short editorial by Massimo Tavoni, one of the co-directors of IEW since 2009 and deputy coordinator of the Climate Change programmes at Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM) and Euro-Mediterranean Center for Climate Change (CMCC).

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Facing the global challenges related to energy and climate requires an analytical and rigorous approach which allows assessing the policy space in an unbiased way. Quantitative research in climate and energy economics offers our best chances for understanding the problems which lie ahead, and for drafting the solutions and their trade-offs. The International Energy Workshop (IEW) has provided an open forum for discussing energy and climate issues through the lens of models and quantitative methods for more than 30 years. This year IEW was hosted by the International Energy Agency (IEA), allowing the promotion of a science-based debate beyond what previously achieved, thanks to the unprecedented number of submissions received. FEEM, together with ECN and EPRI, has helped this venue to flourish since it took over the co-directorship and the secretariat in 2009. This special issue of Re3 collects the interviews made by FEEM at the IEW2013. More information is available in terms of papers and presentations.

We look forward to seeing you at the IEW2014, in June in Beijing, China!

Massimo Tavoni
SPECIAL ISSUE ON THE 2013 INTERNATIONAL ENERGY WORKSHOP

Editor's Choice
"EU Climate and Energy Policy until 2020 and Beyond" Interview with Jos Delbeke
Delbeke explains how the EC is reacting to the fact that, realistically, it will take a long time for future climate agreements to become global. He points out the interesting novelty of voluntary commitments (the so-called pledges) by individual countries. […]
"Aligning Energy Market Dynamics and Climate Policy Targets in Europe" Interview with Carlo Carraro
Carraro points out the divergence, in the European Energy sector, between policy objectives aiming towards decabornisation, and what is actually happening on the ground with the surge of coal and the decline of gas. The principal cause of this dichotomy is the low carbon price, which is a consequence of several factors. […]
"The Power of Ideas, Technology, Society and Governance" Interview with David Hobbs
Hobbs explains how KAPSARC, the newly founded Saudi Arabian Energy Research Institution focuses on three major energy challenges. The first is energy transitions, and how these occur in the real world with respect to simulated projections. His second point focuses on the differences […]
"Energy Transition in China. Given a 2°C Target" Interview with Jian Kejun
Kejun starts from the scenarios prepared for AR5. He states that China’s emissions have to peak before 2025, but that the 2°C target is still within reach. Going further into detail, he points out the role of energy intensive industries in this transition phase […]
"India: Drivers of Energy Demand Growth and Sustainable Response Options" Interview with Leena Srivastava
Srivastava identifies shortages, both physical and financial, as the main energy challenges India is facing today. Such shortages have obvious consequences on economic growth, but also entail coping strategies with very high costs for the population involved […]
"Decarbonisation: Electrifying Times Ahead", Jorge Vasconcelos
Vasconcelos indicates that today policy focus should be on the decarbonisation of our economies, particularly in the transport sector where electricity will play a key role. He highlights the importance of new IT facilities that will need three elements […]
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