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אנרגי​​ה ואקלים

מודל משק אנרגיה

Energy and Climate

Energy Sector Model

ד"ר איילת דוידוביץ
ד"ר רוסלנה רחל פלטניק
Dr. Ayelet Davidovitc
Dr. Ruslana Rachel Palatnik

ניתוח תרחישים עתידיים להפחתת פליטות גזי חממה ממגזר האנרגיה בישראל - מודל MESSAGE - עדכון ל- baseline של שנת 2020 ותרחישים לשנת 2050

The energy sector in Israel is on the crossroad. Traditional energy sources are in process of replacement for natual gas (NG) and renewables in power generation, as well as gasification and electrification of industry and transport. Ultimately, the process is expected to lead to cleaner energy and better environment. However, concerns about energy reliability and security, intermittancy of renewables, and uncertainty about costs of energy transition and required infrustructure, challenge the transition. These developments offer policymakers opportunities to create a sustainable economy and make energy supplies resilient to catastrophic interruptions of supply.

The study aims to analyze the technical and economic impact of alternative paths for energy sector and GHG emission reduction in Israel. The proposed project involves a close cooperation with the Ministry of Energy and other relevant stakeholders. The policy evaluation will be based on a unique database and an up-to-date benchmark policy scenario. Ongoing dialogue with policymakers will be accompanied within a rigorous analytical framework that helps shaping the decision-making process. Policy questions that might be considered are: What would be the consequences of electrifying transportation and industry in varying rates? What would be the cost in terms of economic growth of transitioning to a green energy sector for the Israeli economy? Should a carbon tax be required, or would green standards be more effective in a small economy with regulated energy markets? What should be the optimal storage bundle to comply with the increase in intermittent energy sources? What would be the impact of switching the industry from fuels to Hydrogen? How will closing of domestic refineries impact the energy security and economic development?

Analysis of the future scenarios for greenhouse gas emissions reduction from the energy sector in Israel | MESSAGE model - 2020 baseline update and scenarios for 2050 

The energy sector in Israel is on the crossroad. Traditional energy sources are in process of replacement for natual gas (NG) and renewables in power generation, as well as gasification and electrification of industry and transport. Ultimately, the process is expected to lead to cleaner energy and better environment. However, concerns about energy reliability and security, intermittancy of renewables, and uncertainty about costs of energy transition and required infrustructure, challenge the transition. These developments offer policymakers opportunities to create a sustainable economy and make energy supplies resilient to catastrophic interruptions of supply.

The study aims to analyze the technical and economic impact of alternative paths for energy sector and GHG emission reduction in Israel. The proposed project involves a close cooperation with the Ministry of Energy and other relevant stakeholders. The policy evaluation will be based on a unique database and an up-to-date benchmark policy scenario. Ongoing dialogue with policymakers will be accompanied within a rigorous analytical framework that helps shaping the decision-making process. Policy questions that might be considered are: What would be the consequences of electrifying transportation and industry in varying rates? What would be the cost in terms of economic growth of transitioning to a green energy sector for the Israeli economy? Should a carbon tax be required, or would green standards be more effective in a small economy with regulated energy markets? What should be the optimal storage bundle to comply with the increase in intermittent energy sources? What would be the impact of switching the industry from fuels to Hydrogen? How will closing of domestic refineries impact the energy security and economic development?

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ד"ר איילת דוידוביץ
ד"ר איילת דוידוביץ
ד"ר רוסלנה רחל פלטניק

רוסלנה רחל פלטניק מרצה בכירה בחוג לכלכלה במכללת עמק יזרעאל. תחומי המחקר וההוראה המרכזיים שלה הם כלכלת הסביבה, כלכלת משאבי טבע וכלכלת האנרגיה. היא מכשירה סטודנטים לחשיבה כלכלית שכוללת גם התיחסות להשפעת האדם על הסביבה ומכאן על הרווחה החברתית שכוללת גם את ערך אויר נקי, נוף ומגוון ביולוגי. רוסלנה רחל פלטניק חוקרת ניהול אופטימאלי של מקורות משאבי טבע כגון מים וגז טבעי וביצעה הערכות לכדאיות פרויקטים של אנרגיות מתחדשות. המחקרים שלה ממוקדים בקביעת כלי מדיניות להפנמת השפעות חיצוניות וניהול אופטימאלי של משאבי הטבע והסביבה. היא פעילה בועדות החוג והמכללה, ורואה שליחות בהוראה של תאוריה כלכלית וישומיה בפועל מהזוית של שיפור רווחה חברתית וניהול אופטימאלי במיוחד בפריפריה. רוסלנה רחל פלטניק שואפת להעניק לתלמידי ממגזרים השונים ידע ישומי ומעודכן שישמש אותם גם בחיי היום-יום וגם בחיים המקצועיים.

ד"ר רוסלנה רחל פלטניק

About the researchers

Dr. Ayelet Davidovitc
Dr. Ayelet Davidovitc
Dr. Ruslana Rachel Palatnik
Dr. Ruslana Rachel Palatnik

Ruslana Rachel Palatnik, Ph.D., is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Economics and Management at the Yezreel Valley College (YVC), Israel, a Senior Research Fellow at the Natural Resources and Environmental Research Center (NRERC), University of Haifa, Israel, and a Senior Guest Research Scholar at the Integrated Assessment and Climate Change (IACC) Research Group within the Energy, Climate, and Environment (ECE) Program at IIASA- International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Austria. Her primary academic interests are bioeconomy, energy economics, climate change and environmental economics. To provide policy-relevant analysis, Dr. Palatnik employs quantitative analytical methods primarily for ex-ante investigation. Her research uses both top-down macro-economic analytical tools such as computable general equilibrium (CGE) and Integrated Assessment Models (IAM) and bottom-up sector-level analysis employing mathematical programming and econometric methods. By spanning multiple methodologies, she aims to build a body of research evidence that combines a detailed sectoral investigation and a macroeconomic setting where the markets interact, addressing the role of alternative mechanisms and confounding factors.

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