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Bob van der Zwaan

Bob van der Zwaan

Former Research Associate, Energy Technology Innovation research group/Project on Managing the Atom Project/Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program, 2001–2005

 

Experience

Former Research Associate, Energy Technology Innovation Research Group/Project on Managing the Atom Project/Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program, 2001–2005

Current Affiliation: Scientific Researcher, Energy Research Center of The Netherlands, Amsterdam

 

 

By Date

 

2011

May 2011

"U.S. Tactical Nuclear Weapons in Europe after NATO's Lisbon Summit: Why Their Withdrawal Is Desirable and Feasible"

Discussion Paper

By Tom Sauer, Former Research Fellow, International Security Program, 1997-1999 and Bob van der Zwaan, Former Research Associate, Energy Technology Innovation research group/Project on Managing the Atom Project/Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program, 2001–2005

This paper describes how, over the past two decades, the usefulness of U.S. tactical nuclear weapons that are forward-deployed in Europe has gradually declined, and it explains the logic behind their decreased importance.

 

2006

November 2006

"Technological Innovation in the Energy Sector: R&D, Deployment, and Learning-by-Doing"

Journal Article, Energy Policy, issue 17, volume 34

By Bob van der Zwaan, Former Research Associate, Energy Technology Innovation research group/Project on Managing the Atom Project/Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program, 2001–2005 and Ambuj D. Sagar, Associate, Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program

This paper discusses aspects of R&D and ‘learning-by-doing,’ the main contributors to technological change that are complementary yet inter-linked.

 

2005

Fall 2005

"The Case for Carbon Capture and Storage"

Journal Article, Issues in Science and Technology, issue 1, volume XXII

By Bob van der Zwaan, Former Research Associate, Energy Technology Innovation research group/Project on Managing the Atom Project/Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program, 2001–2005 and Jennie Stephens, Former Associate, Energy Technology Innovation Policy

The technology is advancing rapidly; now the government needs to lead the puch for deployment.

 

 

2005

"Will Coal Depart or Will It Continue to Dominate Global Power Production during the 21st Century?"

Journal Article, Climate Policy, issue 4, volume 5

By Bob van der Zwaan, Former Research Associate, Energy Technology Innovation research group/Project on Managing the Atom Project/Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program, 2001–2005

This article considers whether coal must depart or whether it may still dominate power production during the 21st century, in view of the challenges implied by regional pollution reduction and global warming mitigation.

 

 

August 2005

"CO2 Capture and Storage (CCS): Exploring the Research, Development, Demonstration, and Deployment Continuum"

Discussion Paper

By Bob van der Zwaan, Former Research Associate, Energy Technology Innovation research group/Project on Managing the Atom Project/Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program, 2001–2005 and Jennie Stephens, Former Associate, Energy Technology Innovation Policy

The adoption of carbon dioxide capture and storage (CCS) technologies is increasingly considered a potentially significant contributor to the energy infrastructure changes required to stabilize atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) concentrations for the mitigation of climate change. 

 

 

June 2005

"The Economics of Reprocessing Versus Direct Disposal of Spent Nuclear Fuel"

Journal Article, Nuclear Technology, volume 150

By John P. Holdren, Former Director and Faculty Chair, Science, Technology and Public Policy Program, Steve Fetter, Former Associate, Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program, Matthew Bunn, Professor of Practice; Co-Principal Investigator, Project on Managing the Atom and Bob van der Zwaan, Former Research Associate, Energy Technology Innovation research group/Project on Managing the Atom Project/Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program, 2001–2005

The Economics of Reprocessing Versus Direct Disposal of Spent Nuclear Fuel

 

 

2005

"Uncertainty of Air Pollution Cost Estimates: To What Extent Does It Matter?"

Journal Article, Environmental Science and Technology, issue 2, volume 39

By Bob van der Zwaan, Former Research Associate, Energy Technology Innovation research group/Project on Managing the Atom Project/Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program, 2001–2005

How large is the social cost penalty if one makes the wrong choice because of uncertainties in the estimates of the costs and benefits of environmental policy measures? For discrete choices there is no general rule other than the recommendation to always carefully compare costs and benefits when introducing policies for environmental protection.

 

2004

2004

"Endogenous Learning in Climate-Energy-Economic Models - An Inventory of Key Uncertainties"

Journal Article, International Journal of Energy Technology and Policy, issue 1/2, volume 2

By Bob van der Zwaan, Former Research Associate, Energy Technology Innovation research group/Project on Managing the Atom Project/Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program, 2001–2005

This paper gives an overview of uncertainties related to endogenous learning as observed in integrated assessment models (IAMs) of global warming, both for bottom-up and top-down climate-energy-economic models.

 

 

2004

"A Sensitivity Analysis of Timing and Costs of Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reductions Under Learning Effects and Niche Markets"

Journal Article, Climatic Change, volume 65

By Bob van der Zwaan, Former Research Associate, Energy Technology Innovation research group/Project on Managing the Atom Project/Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program, 2001–2005

This paper analyses the optimal timing and macro-economic costs of carbon emission reductions that mitigate the global average atmospheric temperature increase.

 

 

2004

"Impacts of CO2-Taxes in an Economy with Niche Markets and Learning-By-Doing"

Journal Article, Environmental and Resource Economics, issue 3, volume 28

By Bob van der Zwaan, Former Research Associate, Energy Technology Innovation research group/Project on Managing the Atom Project/Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program, 2001–2005

What is the impact of carbon taxes on emission levels, when niche markets exist for new carbon-free technologies, and when these technologies experience "learning-by-doing" effects?

 

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