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Differentiation and dynamics of competitiveness impacts from the EU ETS

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  • Sato, S.
  • Grubb, M.
  • Cust, J.
  • Chan, K.
  • Korppoo, A.
  • Ceppi, P.

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We summarises the main factors that differentiate impacts of the EU ETS on profitability and market share. By examining sampling a range of sectors, we present some simple metrics and indicators to help judge the nature of potential impacts. We also consider briefly the mitigation response to these impacts by sectors, and how they may evolve over time. The broad conclusion confirms the aggregate findings presented in the existing literature - most participating sectors are likely to profit under the current ETS structure out to 2012 at the cost of a modest loss of market share, but this may not hold for individual companies and regions. The period 2008-12 can assist participating sectors to build experience and financial reserves for longer term technology investments and diversification, providing the continuation and basic principles of the EU ETS post-2012 is quickly defined and incentives are in place for sectors to pursue this.

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Paper provided by Faculty of Economics, University of Cambridge in its series Cambridge Working Papers in Economics with number 0712.

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Date of creation: Mar 2007
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Handle: RePEc:cam:camdae:0712

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Keywords: Emissions trading; industrial competitiveness; spillovers; allowance allocation; perverse incentives.;

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  1. Barry Anderson & Jorg Leib & Ralf Martin & Marty McGuigan & Mirabelle Muûls & Ulrich J. Wagner & Laure B. de Preux, 2011. "Climate Change Policy and Business in Europe. Evidence from Interviewing Managers," CEP Occasional Papers 027, Centre for Economic Performance, LSE.
  2. Christoph Böhringer & Victoria Alexeeva-Talebi, 2011. "Unilateral climate policy and competitiveness: The implications of differential emission pricing," Working Papers V-338-11, University of Oldenburg, Department of Economics, revised Jun 2011.
  3. Ralf Martin & Mirabelle Muûls & Laure B. de Preux & Ulrich J. Wagner, 2013. "Industry Compensation Under Relocation Risk: A Firm-Level Analysis of the EU Emissions Trading Scheme," NBER Working Papers 19097, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  4. Michael Grubb, 2007. "The European Emissions Trading Scheme: An Overview of Operations and Lessons," CESifo DICE Report, Ifo Institute for Economic Research at the University of Munich, vol. 5(4), pages 17-25, 06.
  5. Pablo del Río & Javier Carrillo-Hermosilla & Totti Könnölä & Carlos Suárez, 2008. "Challenges and opportunities of a post-Kyoto mitigation regime: a survey of the European electricity sector," Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change, Springer, vol. 13(8), pages 863-885, October.

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