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Lucas Bretschger: Katalogdaten im Frühjahrssemester 2016

NameHerr Prof. Dr. Lucas Bretschger
LehrgebietÖkonomie, insbesondere Ressourcenökonomie
ETH Zürich, ZUE F 7
Zürichbergstrasse 18
8092 Zürich
Telefon+41 44 632 21 92
DepartementManagement, Technologie und Ökonomie
BeziehungOrdentlicher Professor

151-0928-00LCO2 Capture and Storage and the Industry of Carbon-Based Resources4 KP3GM. Mazzotti, L. Bretschger, R. Knutti, C. Müller, M. Repmann
KurzbeschreibungCarbon-based resources (coal, oil, gas): origin, production, processing, resource economics. Climate change: science, policies. CCS systems: CO2 capture in power/industrial plants, CO2 transport and storage. Besides technical details, economical, legal and societal aspects are considered (e.g. electricity markets, barriers to deployment).
LernzielThe goal of the lecture is to introduce carbon dioxide capture and storage (CCS) systems, the technical solutions developed so far and the current research questions. This is done in the context of the origin, production, processing and economics of carbon-based resources, and of climate change issues. After this course, students are familiar with important technical and non-technical issues related to use of carbon resources, climate change, and CCS as a transitional mitigation measure.

The class will be structured in 2 hours of lecture and one hour of exercises/discussion. At the end of the semester a group project is planned.
InhaltBoth the Swiss and the European energy system face a number of significant challenges over the coming decades. The major concerns are the security and economy of energy supply and the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. Fossil fuels will continue to satisfy the largest part of the energy demand in the medium term for Europe, and they could become part of the Swiss energy portfolio due to the planned phase out of nuclear power. Carbon capture and storage is considered an important option for the decarbonization of the power sector and it is the only way to reduce emissions in CO2 intensive industrial plants (e.g. cement- and steel production).
Building on the previously offered class "Carbon Dioxide Capture and Storage (CCS)", we have added two specific topics: 1) the industry of carbon-based resources, i.e. what is upstream of the CCS value chain, and 2) the science of climate change, i.e. why and how CO2 emissions are a problem.
The course is devided into four parts:
I) The first part will be dedicated to the origin, production, and processing of conventional as well as of unconventional carbon-based resources.
II) The second part will comprise two lectures from experts in the field of climate change sciences and resource economics.
III) The third part will explain the technical details of CO2 capture (current and future options) as well as of CO2 storage and utilization options, taking again also economical, legal, and sociatel aspects into consideration.
IV) The fourth part will comprise two lectures from industry experts, one with focus on electricity markets, the other on the experiences made with CCS technologies in the industry.
Throughout the class, time will be allocated to work on a number of tasks related to the theory, individually, in groups, or in plenum. Moreover, the students will apply the theoretical knowledge acquired during the course in a case study covering all the topics.
SkriptPower Point slides and distributed handouts
LiteraturIPCC AR5 Climate Change 2014: Synthesis Report, 2014. www.ipcc.ch/report/ar5/syr/

IPCC Special Report on Carbon dioxide Capture and Storage, 2005. www.ipcc.ch/activity/srccs/index.htm

The Global Status of CCS: 2014. Published by the Global CCS Institute, Nov 2014.
Voraussetzungen / BesonderesExternal lecturers from the industry and other institutes will contribute with specialized lectures according to the schedule distributed at the beginning of the semester.
363-0532-00LÖkonomische Theorie der Nachhaltigkeit Information 3 KP2VL. Bretschger
KurzbeschreibungKonzepte und Indikatoren nachhaltiger Entwicklung, Paradigmen starker und schwacher Nachhaltigkeit;
Modelle neoklassischen und endogenen Wachstums;
Umweltverschmutzung, Umweltpolitik und Wachstum;
Rolle der Substitutionselastizität und des technischen Fortschritts;
Environmental Kuznets Curve; Wirtschaftswachstum bei nicht-erneuerbaren und erneuerbaren Ressourcen.
LernzielDie Studierenden sollen ein Verständnis für die Implikationen nachhaltiger Entwicklung in Bezug auf das langfristige Wachstum von Volkswirtschaften entwickeln. Es soll herausgearbeitet werden, inwieweit das Potential für nachhaltiges Wachstum von Substitutionsmöglichkeiten, technologischem Fortschritt und umweltpolitischen Eingriffen des Staates abhängig ist.
InhaltDie Studierenden werden zunächst mit unterschiedlichen Konzepten und Paradigmen nachhaltiger Entwicklung vertraut gemacht. Aufbauend auf dieser Grundlage werden Bedingungen für nachhaltiges Wachstum bei Umweltverschmutzung und knappen natürlichen Ressourcen näher beleuchtet. Besonderes Augenmerk liegt auf der Rolle von Substitutionsmöglichkeiten und technischem Forschritt für die Ueberwindung von Ressourcenknappheit. Auswirkungen von Umweltexternalitäten werden in Bezug auf mögliche Ansatzpunkte für wirtschafts- und umweltpolitische Eingriffe des Staates betrachtet.
Konzepte und Indikatoren nachhaltiger Entwicklung, Paradigmen starker und schwacher Nachhaltigkeit, Nachhaltigkeitsoptimismus vs. –pessimismus;
Einführung in Modelle neoklassischen und endogenen Wachstums;
Umweltverschmutzung, Umweltpolitik und Wachstum;
Rolle der Substitutionselastizität und des technischen Fortschritts;
Environmental Kuznets Curve: Grundkonzept, theoretische Elemente, empirische Resultate;
Wirtschaftswachstum bei nicht-erneuerbaren und erneuerbaren Ressourcen, Hartwick-Regel, Konsumentwicklung bei zinsabhängigem Sparen, ressourcensparender technischer Fortschritt.
SkriptDie Folien zur Veranstaltung werden vorlesungsbegleitend über Internet zugänglich gemacht.
LiteraturBretschger, F. (1999), Growth Theory and Sustainable Development, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.

Bretschger, L. (2004), Wachstumstheorie, Oldenbourg, 3. Auflage, München.

Perman, R., Y. Ma, J. McGilvray and M. Common (2003), Natural Resource and Environmental Economics, Longman , 3d ed., Essex.

Neumayer, E. (2003), Weak and Strong Sustainability, 2nd ed., Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.

Weitere Literaturangaben in der Vorlesung
364-0531-00LCER-ETH Research Seminar Belegung eingeschränkt - Details anzeigen 0 KP2SL. Bretschger, A. Bommier, H. Gersbach, W. Mimra
KurzbeschreibungForschungsseminar des Center of Economic Research CER-ETH
LernzielVerständnis der aktuell führenden Forschung in der ökonomischen Theorie, insbesondere aus dem Bereich der CER-ETH Forschung.
InhaltReferate zu aktuellen Forschungsergebnissen aus den Bereichen der CER-ETH Forschung von in- und ausländischen Gastreferierenden.
Voraussetzungen / BesonderesBitte spezielle Ankündigungen beachten.
364-0576-00LAdvanced Sustainability Economics Information 3 KP2GL. Bretschger
KurzbeschreibungThe course covers current resource and sustainability economics, including ethical foundations of sustainability, intertemporal optimisation in capital-resource economies, sustainable use of non-renewable and renewable resources, pollution dynamics, population growth, and sectoral heterogeneity. A final part is on empirical contributions, e.g. the resource curse, energy prices, and the EKC.
LernzielUnderstanding of the current issues and economic methods in sustainability research; ability to solve typical problems like the calculation of the growth rate under environmental restriction with the help of appropriate model equations.
860-0015-00LSupply and Responsible Use of Mineral Resources I3 KP2GC. A. Heinrich, L. Bretschger, F. Brugger, S. Hellweg, B. Wehrli
KurzbeschreibungStudents critically assess the economic, social, political, and environmental implications of extracting and using energy resources, metals, and bulk materials along the mineral resource cycle for society. They explore various decision-making tools that support policies and guidelines pertaining to mineral resources, and gain insight into different perspectives from government, industry, and NGOs.
LernzielStudents will be able to:
- Explain basic concepts applied in resource economics, economic geology, extraction, processing and recycling technologies, environmental and health impact assessments, resource governance, and secondary materials.
- Evaluate the policies and guidelines pertaining to mineral resource extraction.
- Examine decision-making tools for mineral resource related projects.
- Engage constructively with key actors from governmental organizations, mining and trading companies, and NGOs, dealing with issues along the mineral resource cycle.
LiteraturURL: https://moodle-app2.let.ethz.ch/course/view.php?id=1403
Voraussetzungen / BesonderesSeven week course offered from February 23rd to April 14th.
This course is prerequisite for the case study module course
860-0016-00 Supply and Responsible Use of Mineral Resources II.
Bachelor of Science or Engineering, and enrolled in a Master's or PhD program at ETH Zurich.