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1st Edition

Climate Change and Power
Economic Instruments for European Electricity

Edited By

Christiaan Vrolijk

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ISBN 9781853838224
Published October 1, 2001 by Routledge
310 Pages

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Book Description

'This book provides an essential guide to the challenges facing the power sector, but is equally enlightening to other industrial emitters, policy-makers and non-governmental organizations.' Charles Nicholson, Group Senior Advisor, BP The electricity industry is one of the main contributors of carbon to the atmosphere. Reducing these emissions is critical to achieving international targets and mitigating climate change. Economic instruments, including emissions trading, taxes and voluntary agreements, will be crucial. However, across Europe there are widely different electricity systems and policies will have different effects. This book describes the characteristics of the main European electricity regimes, defining the range of instruments available and assessing the potential of each in each regime and for Europe as a whole.

Table of Contents

List of Figures, Tables and Boxes * Foreword by Charles Nicholson * Preface * Acknowledgements * About the Authors * Acronyms and Abbreviations * Executive Summary * Part I: Climate Change and Economic Policy Instruments - Climate Change and the Power Industry * The Kyoto Protocol Mechanisms * The Policy Framework in Europe * Economic Instruments for European Electricity * Part II: Case Studies of European Sectors - Introduction * Denmark * France * Germany * Italy * The Netherlands * United Kingdom * Part III: Interactions, Implications and Conclusions - National Climate Change in Europe * Reconciling Climate Change and the Market * Summary and Conclusions * Appendix 1: Key Articles of the Framework Convention and Kyoto Protocol * Appendix 2: Some Issues from the Bonn Agreement (decision 5/CP.6)

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Christian Vroliik is an Analysist at Natsource Tullett (Europe) Ltd and Former Research Fellow in the Sustainable Development Programme at the Royal Institute of International Affairs (RIIA)


'An essential guide to the challenges facing the power sector.' Charles Nicholson, Group Senior Advisor, BP 'The book gives a comprehensive overview of the impacts of climate change policies and economic liberalization on the European electricity market.' International Journal of Environment and Pollution 'Particularly useful, perhaps, for senior electricity industry people about to face new challenges from the government.' Energy World