27 September 2005:
A stakeholders workshop is scheduled for Tuesday, September 27, 2005, to discuss
the scope of CCSP Synthesis and Assessment Product (SAP) 4.5: Effects of Global
Change on Energy Production and Use. The workshop
will be conducted at the Marriott Bethesda North Hotel, 5701 Marinelli Road,
Bethesda, MD, beginning at 9:00 AM.
The topic of SAP 4.5 is “Effects of Global Change on
Energy Production and Use.” The assignment is to summarize the current
knowledge base about possible Effects of Climate Change on Energy Production and Use in the United States.
Questions to be addressed by SAP 4.5 could include:
- How might climate change affect patterns of energy use in the United States?
- How might climate change affect demands for energy production and supply in the United States, and how might this affect systems for energy supply?
- How might climate change affect energy technology development and use in the U.S.?
- How might climate change affect the context for energy policymaking and regulation in the United States, and who might be affected by such changes?
- How might climate change affect regional comparative advantages for economic growth and development in the United States?
- How might climate change interact with other energy-related issues, including energy costs, energy security, environmental emissions, and energy technology and service exports?
PROPOSED TIMELINE FOR THE PRODUCT
- Stakeholder workshop to help scope the prospectus: September 2005
- Drafting of prospectus: September - October 2005
- CCSP review of prospectus and a public comment period of at least 30 days: November – December 2005
- Prospectus revision and approval: January 2006
- Preparation of a first draft by Lead Authors: a technical section plus a summary for interested non-specialists: January 2006 – March 2006
- Expert peer review organized by the DOE: April 2006
- Preparation of a second draft: May – July 2006
- Second draft posted for public comment for at least 45 days: August 2006
- Preparation of a third draft: October – November 2006
- Review by the CCSP Interagency Committee: December 2006
- NSTC approval: February 2007
(Allowance of one month for unavoidable schedule slippages)