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The Impact of the European Union Emissions Trading Scheme on the Polish Economy:Interviews with Four Companies in Poland

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  • Seiji Ikkatai

    () (Graduate School of Education, Kyoto University)

  • Katsuhiko Hori

    () (Institute of Economic Research, Kyoto University)

  • Ikuma Kurita

    () (Institute of Economic Research, Kyoto University)

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This paper reports the results of interviews with four Polish companies. The results of the interviews shows that Polish companies tend to evaluate the effects of the introduction of EU ETS in 2005 positively: it provided an alternative view that they need considering environment in their business, and that they had much useful information for the improvement of energy losses by measuring it to verify the amount of emissions. However, there are also several negative claims to the EU ETS: auction adopted in the EU ETS from 2013 not only requires purchasing allowances, but also increases production cost due to the rise in the electricity price. Moreover, some of them are concerned that the competitiveness of Poland might be weakened, since it deeply depends on coal.

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  • Seiji Ikkatai & Katsuhiko Hori & Ikuma Kurita, 2011. "The Impact of the European Union Emissions Trading Scheme on the Polish Economy:Interviews with Four Companies in Poland," KIER Working Papers 786, Kyoto University, Institute of Economic Research.
  • Handle: RePEc:kyo:wpaper:786
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