Stefan Schleicher, Claudia Kettner, Angela Köppl (WIFO), Barbara Anzinger, Bernhard Cemper, Andreas Türk (Wegener Center), Andreas Karner (KWI), Analysis of Options to Move Beyond 20 Percent Greenhouse Gas Emission Reductions. Background and Evaluation of Impact Documents

Monographien, April 2011, 118 Seiten
   
The issues addressed in the Communication Analysis of options to move beyond 20 percent greenhouse gas emission reductions and assessing the risk of carbon leakage(COM(2010) 265) opens the discussion about a redesign of the energy and climate policy of the EU. Our analysis of the Communication reveals the following key findings: • A more ambitious reduction target for 2020 needs to be embedded in a long-term strategy for GHG reductions until 2050. • The new challenges for international climate policy have shifted from controversies about targets to a competition of technologies. • In this competition for technological innovation the EU is facing a widening technology gap relative to the USA and China. • Any future emissions reduction policies should therefore be closely tied to an ambitious technology initiative. • The estimated costs in the Communication of 0.54 percent of GDP in order to achieve a 30 percent target need a detailed explanation. • According to our analysis, a supporting technology initiative requires investments beyond 2 percent of GDP each year and new finance mechanisms.
 
Auftraggeber: Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft, Familie und Jugend – Bundeskanzleramt – Oesterreichs Energie – Wirtschaftskammer Österreich – Vereinigung der Österreichischen Industrie
Studie von: Österreichisches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung – Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz, Wegener Zentrum für Klima und Globalen Wandel – KWI Consultants & Engineers
Forschungsbereich:Umwelt, Landwirtschaft und Energie
Sprache:Englisch

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Stefan Schleicher, Claudia Kettner, Angela Köppl (WIFO), Barbara Anzinger, Bernhard Cemper, Andreas Türk (Wegener Center), Andreas Karner (KWI), Analysis of Options to Move Beyond 20 Percent Greenhouse Gas Emission Reductions. Policy Brief addressing the EC Communication on More Ambitious Greenhouse Gas Reductions

Monographien, April 2011, 11 Seiten
The issues addressed in the Communication Analysis of options to move beyond 20 percent greenhouse gas emission reductions and assessing the risk of carbon leakage (COM(2010) 265) opens the discussion about a redesign of the energy and climate policy of the EU. Our analysis of the Communication reveals the following key findings: • A more ambitious reduction target for 2020 needs to be embedded in a long-term strategy for GHG reductions until 2050. • The new challenges for international climate policy have shifted from controversies about targets to a competition of technologies. • In this competition for technological innovation the EU is facing a widening technology gap relative to the USA and China. • Any future emissions reduction policies should therefore be closely tied to an ambitious technology initiative. • The estimated costs in the Communication of 0.54 percent of GDP in order to achieve a 30 percent target need a detailed explanation. • According to our analysis, a supporting technology initiative requires investments beyond 2 percent of GDP each year and new finance mechanisms.
 
Auftraggeber: Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft, Familie und Jugend – Bundeskanzleramt – Oesterreichs Energie – Wirtschaftskammer Österreich – Vereinigung der Österreichischen Industrie
Studie von: Österreichisches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung – Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz, Wegener Zentrum für Klima und Globalen Wandel – KWI Consultants & Engineers
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