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The competitive environment of the european electricity sector in the post-kyoto scenarios

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  • JAVIER CARRILLO

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    (Instituto de Empresa)

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This paper shows how the uncertainty associated to the absence of a post-Kyoto regime regarding Greenhouse Gas mitigation is affecting investments in mitigation activities in the EU electricity sector and, thus, future emissions levels. Based on a wide survey of EU power companies, the paper identifies the most likely post-Kyoto scenarios considered by these firms and how they are coping with such uncertainty in their current investment decisions. The major conclusion is that the non-existence of a post-Kyoto regime is having a negative effect on current business investment decisions in mitigation activities, increasing risk premiums and financing costs.

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Paper provided by Instituto de Empresa, Area of Economic Environment in its series Working Papers Economia with number wp06-26.

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Length: 48 pages
Date of creation: Dec 2006
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Handle: RePEc:emp:wpaper:wp06-26

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Keywords: Investment decisions; Post-Kyoto scenarios;

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  1. den Elzen, Michel & Lucas, Paul & Vuuren, Detlef van, 2005. "Abatement costs of post-Kyoto climate regimes," Energy Policy, Elsevier, vol. 33(16), pages 2138-2151, November.
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