International climate change policy: triggering environmental reforms in the European electricity sector
AbstractInternational climate change policy has come to a relative standstill with most of the countries being discouraged by the high costs of actively pursued climate policy measures. However, climate change policy offers ancillary benefits for proactive stakeholders like the European Union, in addition to the main benefit of mitigating climate change. This article takes a closer look at ancillary benefits the EU hopes to retrieve from its active climate change policy in the field of energy policy. The analysis is limited to the electricity sector, in which the highest potentials for emission abatement can be expected. It shows that most reduction potentials can be realised by using win-win measures, supporting aims of both climate change and energy policies. Generalising this finding, this review points out that ancillary benefits should be emphasised more than before as an incentive for an actively pursued global environmental policy.
Download InfoIf you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.
Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by Inderscience Enterprises Ltd in its journal Int. J. of Global Environmental Issues.
Volume (Year): 3 (2003)
Issue (Month): 3 ()
Contact details of provider:
Web page: http://www.inderscience.com/browse/index.php?journalID=14
climate change policy; electricity; energy efficiency; EU energy policy; power generation; renewable energy.;
You can help add them by filling out this form.
For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Graham Langley).
If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.