Optimal timing of carbon sequestration policies

Amigues, Jean-Pierre, Lafforgue, Gilles and Moreaux, Michel (2015) Optimal timing of carbon sequestration policies. Economics Bulletin, vol.35 (n°4). pp. 2242-2251.

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Carbon capture and storage (CCS) is one of the most promising abatement options to curb CO2 emissions of the energy sector. Usually, in models where the atmospheric carbon stock is constrained to not exceed a given ceiling and under constant average costs, it is never optimal to deploy CCS before the time at which this ceiling is reached. In this paper, we show that, when the CCS technology is submitted to decreasing returns to scale, abatement activities must begin earlier, i.e. before the climate constraint binds. It must also cease strictly before the end of the ceiling period.

Item Type: Article
Language: English
Date: October 2015
Refereed: Yes
Divisions: TSE-R (Toulouse)
Site: UT1
Date Deposited: 21 Jun 2016 13:12
Last Modified: 07 Mar 2018 13:23
OAI ID: oai:tse-fr.eu:30524
URI: http://publications.ut-capitole.fr/id/eprint/22151

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