Olivier Bahn

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A stochastic control model is proposed as a paradigm for the design of optimal timing of greenhouse gases (GHG) emissions abatement. The resolution of uncertainty concerning climate sensitivity and the technological breakthrough providing access to a carbon-free production economy are modeled as controlled stochastic jump processes. The optimal policy is(More)
The stochastic linear programming problem with recourse has a dual block angular structure. It can thus be handled by Benders decomposition or by Kelley's method of cutting planes; equivalently the dual problem has a primal block angular structure and can be handled by Dantzig-Wolfe decomposition| the two approaches are in fact identical by duality. Here we(More)
This paper deals with the computation of the interior point cutting plane algorithm of Goffin, Haurie and Vial, with a special application to the solution of convex differentiable programming problems. The interior point cutting plane algorithm is closely related to the classical method of Cheney and Goldstein, and Kelley, but the cuts are generated from(More)
This paper deals with the design of equilibrium solutions with coupled constraints in dynamic games of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions abatement. Self enforcing International Environmental Agreements (IEA) among different groups of countries call for Nash equilibrium solutions when the abatement strategies of the countries are defined. In this paper we study(More)
This paper presents an analysis of Canadian energy and climate policies in terms of the coherence between federal and provincial/territorial strategies. After briefly describing the institutional, energy, and climate contexts, we perform a SWOT analysis on the themes of energy security, energy efficiency, and technology and innovation. Within this(More)