Abatement and allocation in the pilot phase of the EU ETS
|Title:||Abatement and allocation in the pilot phase of the EU ETS||Authors:||Anderson, Barry
Di Maria, Corrado
Convery, Frank J.
|Permanent link:||http://hdl.handle.net/10197/2075||Date:||Apr-2009||Abstract:||We use historical industrial emissions data to assess the level of abatement and overallocation that took place across European countries during the pilot phase (2005-2007) of the European Union Emission Trading Scheme. Using a dynamic panel data model, we estimate the counterfactual (business-as-usual) emissions scenario for EU member states. Comparing this baseline to allocated and verified emissions, we conclude that both overallocation and abatement occurred, along with under-allocation and emissions inflation. Over the three trading years of the pilot phase we find over-allocation of approximately 376 million EUAs (6%) and total abatement at the member state level of 107 Mt CO2 (1.8%). However, due to over-allocation and possible uncertainty about future allocation methodologies, we calculate that emissions inflation of approximately 119 Mt CO2 (2%) occurred, resulting in emissions over the pilot phase being approximately 12 Mt CO2 (0.2%) higher than they would have been in the absence of the EU ETS.||Funding Details:||Other funder||Type of material:||Conference Publication||Publisher:||Irish Economic Association||Copyright (published version):||2009, The Irish Economic Association||Keywords:||Emissions trading scheme; Climate policy; Dynamic panel data analysis||Subject LCSH:||Emissions trading--Europe
Greenhouse gas mitigation--Europe
|Language:||en||Status of Item:||Not peer reviewed||Conference Details:||Twenty-third Annual Conference of the Irish Economic Association, Blarney, Co. Cork, 24-26 April 2009|
|Appears in Collections:||Architecture, Planning and Environmental Policy Research Collection|
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