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Sabiroglu I.M.,Qafqaz University | Bashirli S.,Ministry of Economic Development
Resources Policy | Year: 2012

This paper aims to provide empirical research to identify the linkages between final demand-total output, final demand-total supply, value-added ratios and prices, and also to analyze total factor productivity growth using input-output framework for 25 sectors. Studying the input-output tables for 2001 and 2006, the research estimates impact and response multipliers of non-oil sectors, as well as non-oil trading sectors. The results are important from the view of development of non-oil trading sectors and diversification of the economy in order to avoid the "resource curse". © 2012 Elsevier Ltd. Source


Treloar N.,Ministry of Economic Development
Telecommunications Journal of Australia | Year: 2012

The Rural Broadband Initiative (RBI) is a government initiative focused on closing the 'digital divide' between broadband services in urban and rural New Zealand. This NZ $300 million initiative uses a combination of fixed and wireless technologies to expand broadband coverage to 97.8 percent of New Zealand households and enterprises (and 97.7 percent of schools), providing competition at all levels of the network, and across fixed and wireless technologies. The RBI is expected to lift productivity in the rural sector, contributing to the Government's wider strategy to increase New Zealand's global competitiveness. Source


Panfilov P.,Ministry of Economic Development | Salibekyan S.,National Research University Higher School of Economics
Procedia Engineering | Year: 2014

Developing efficient, scalable and reconfigurable supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems presents a unique set of challenges inherent in the development of distributed computer architectures, algorithms, protocols and procedures for large-scale networked industrial automation applications. A research project on dataflow automation system architecture is presented exploring the research and engineering issues related to the development of computer architecture for the next generation distributed supervision and control systems that exploits and leverages dataflow computation model. Major focus of research is on new object-attribute architecture of dataflow computing environment which is particularly suitable for the design and implementation of reconfigurable scalable heterogeneous distributed applications in industrial automation area. The state-ofthe- Art in the application of the dataflow model of computation is accompanied with description of software tools developed for programming, simulation, debugging and test of automation applications that follow the object-attribute dataflow model. © 2014 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd. Source


Perekhodtsev D.,LECG Consulting France SAS | Baselice R.,Ministry of Economic Development
European Transactions on Electrical Power | Year: 2011

In this paper we examine the bidding behavior of Enel in 2004 to estimate the extent to which Enel was bidding opportunistically in temporal and geographic markets in which it was indispensible. Two types of competitive benchmark for bid levels were used. First, bids submitted by Enel in temporal and geographic markets in which it was pivotal were compared with Enel's bids submitted for similar generating units in markets where potential for market power exercise is low. Second, price bids of Enel were compared with bids submitted for comparable plants by other small generators that have no market power. This analysis has shown that over the period from April to August 2004 the bidding behavior of Enel varied across plant types. Both competitive benchmarks suggest that price bids of Enel submitted for Combined Cycle Gas plants were about 40-50% above the competitive level when Enel was pivotal. The excessive bidding was also present for Traditional Oil plants and Repowered Gas plants, although at a lower level, and was not established at all for Traditional Coal plants. We have verified whether this conduct could have had a material impact on market prices. An analysis of impact suggests that Enel's bidding during the peak hours was indeed 40% in excess of competitive levels for its CCGT units, 30% on Repowering units, and 20% on Oil units, such bidding have resulted in 20-30% higher average peak energy prices (PUN) in Italy. © 2010 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. Source


Sharman A.,Ministry of Economic Development | Holmes J.,University of Oxford
Environmental Policy and Governance | Year: 2010

The 2009 Renewable Energy Directive mandates EU member-states' road transport fuel to comprise a minimum of 10% renewable content by 2020. This target is expected to be met predominantly from biofuels. However, scientific evidence is increasingly questioning the ability of biofuels to reduce greenhouse gas emissions when factors such as indirect land-use change are taken into consideration. This paper interrogates the 10% target, critically assessing its political motivations, use of scientific evidence and the actions of an individual policy entrepreneur who played a central role in its adoption. We find that the commitment of EU decision-making bodies to internal guidelines on the use of expertise and the precautionary principle was questionable, despite the scientific uncertainty inherent in the biofuels debate. Imperatives located in the political space dominated scientific evidence and led to a process of 'policy-based evidence gathering' to justify the policy choice of a 10% renewable energy/biofuels target. © 2010 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd and ERP Environment. Source

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