Four scientific articles co-published by Victor Court, a Lecturer-Researcher at IFP School, cited in the latest IPCC report

2 May 2022
Portrait de Victor Court

On April 4, 2022, the new report of the Working Group III of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) was published. This third part studies the scenarios of reduction of greenhouse gases to limit climate change. The report cites four scientific articles co-published by Victor Court, an IFP School graduate and Lecturer-Researcher at the Energy Economics and Management Center.

Victor's work focuses on three themes:

  • the accessibility of fossil energy resources;
  • the energy impact of digital technologies (dematerialization of goods, teleworking, etc.);
  • energy efficiency and its "rebound effects".

His work is referenced in Chapters 2, 3, 5 and 6 of the report:

Chapters 2, 3 and 5 Brockway, P. E., et. al. Energy efficiency and economy-wide rebound effects: A review of the evidence and its implications. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 2021, vol. 141, 110781.
Chapter 5 Hook, A., Court, V., Sovacool, B., & Sorrell, S. A systematic review of the energy and climate impacts of teleworking. Environmental Research Letters, 2020, vol. 15, n°9, 3003.
Court, V., & Sorrell, S.  Digitalisation of goods: a systematic review of the determinants and magnitude of impacts on energy consumption. Environmental Research Letters, 2020, vol. 15, n°4, 3001.
Chapter 6 Court, V., & Fizaine, F. Long-term estimates of the energy-return-on-investment (EROI) of coal, oil, and gas global productions. Ecological Economics, 2017, vol. 138, pp. 145–159.

IFP School congratulates him on this recognition!