Third international workshop: the energy transition in land transportation

Ecole Normale Supérieure - Paris
9 November 2017 to 10 November 2017

Scope of the workshop

Land transportation for passengers and merchandises is one of the major sources of CO2 emissions worldwide and urban toxic particles (NOx, fine particles…). Emissions are barely declining in OCDE countries and bound to grow in emerging countries due to the increase in standards of living and urbanization. This situation creates an important challenge for the mitigation of climate change: new technologies have been launched, a set of complementary policies has been designed both national and local, and consuming habits are changing.

Organizing Committee: Dominique Bureau, Anna Creti, Carolyn Fischer, Guy Meunier, Juan Pablo Montero, Thomas Sterner.

Coordinator: Jean-Pierre Ponssard


  • Economics of the new powertrains: evaluation and deployment strategies
  • Learning-by-doing, spill-overs and coordination needs along the value chain
  • Competition and/or complementarity in usage and infrastructures
  • Implications of zero emission vehicles for electricity storage and supply/demand balance
  • New trends in transportation modes (collaborative transportation modes, development of multimodal journeys, autonomous vehicles…)
  • Evaluation of public policies at the national and local levels (carbon tax, subsidies, technical norms, driving restrictions, urban tolls…) 



-Timing : November 9-10 2017
-Location: Ecole Normale Supérieure, 45 rue d’Ulm, Paris 5, France

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Acknowledgements: This third workshop is sponsored by the EDF-Ecole Polytechnique chair for Sustainable Development and by the Chair Energy and Prosperity: Financing and Evaluation of the Energy Transition (Ademe, Air Liquide, Agence Française du Développement, Caisse des Dépôts,  Fondation du Risque, Mirova, Schneider Electric, SNCF with scientific affiliation to Ecole Polytechnique, Ecole Normale Supérieure and Ecole Nationale des Statistiques et de l’Administration Economique).