Crampes, Claude (2014) Regulation Mismatch in Tackling CO2 Emissions. In: Analysis of Competition Policy and Sectoral Regulation Now Publishers Inc. Boston-Delft. pp. 339-363. ISBN 978-981-4616-35-5

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By defining three targets as pillars of their environmental policy (20% cleaning, 20% greening and 20% saving energy by 2020), European authorities are putting out noisy signals on what the actual objective is and how to achieve it. I show that, whereas the Community-wide CO2 market (named Emissions Trading System, ETS) is one of the right answers to fix greenhouse-gas emissions, the policy tools implemented by Member States to achieve the greening and saving objectives reduce the efficiency of ETS and push the CO2 price down. I then analyze the efficiency distortions created by the forced entry of Renewable Energy Sources into the mix of electricity production.

Item Type: Book Section
Language: English
Date: 2014
Uncontrolled Keywords: environmental policy, Emissions Trading System, Renewable Energy Sources, State aid
JEL Classification: Q38 - Government Policy
Q42 - Alternative Energy Sources
Q48 - Government Policy
Q58 - Government Policy
Divisions: TSE-R (Toulouse)
Site: UT1
Date Deposited: 16 Mar 2015 14:47
Last Modified: 02 Apr 2021 15:49
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