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Diskussionspapiere 1859 / 2020

Time-Consistent Carbon Pricing: The Role of Carbon Contracts for Differences

Carbon pricing decisions by governments are prone to time-inconsistency, which causes the private sector to underinvest in emission-reducing technologies. We show that incentives for decarbonization can be improved if complementing carbon pricing with carbon contracts for differences, where the government commits to pay a fixed carbon price level to the investors. We derive conditions under which the ...

2020| Olga Chiappinelli, Karsten Neuhoff
DIW Weekly Report 8/9 / 2020

Nitrate Pollution of Groundwater Long Exceeding Trigger Value; Fertilization Practices Require More Transparency and Oversight

For many years now, nitrate concentrations have exceeded the trigger value of 50 milligrams per liter at nearly one-fifth of the groundwater sampling sites in Germany. Apart from impairing the ecosystem by, for example, causing eutrophication of water bodies, nitrate-polluted drinking water also damages human health; it is suspected to cause cancer. Econometric calculations using current data confirm ...

2020| Greta Sundermann, Nicole Wägner, Astrid Cullmann, Christian von Hirschhausen, Claudia Kemfert
Diskussionspapiere 1850 / 2020

Coase and Cap-and-Trade: Evidence on the Independence Property from the European Electricity Sector

This paper provides an empirical test of the Coase Theorem. I analyze whether emissions are independent from allowance allocations in the electricity sector regulated under the EU's Emissions Trading System (EU ETS). Exogenous variation in levels of free allocation for power producing installations enables a difference-in-differences strategy. The analysis reveals that a change in al- location levels ...

2020| Aleksandar Zaklan
DIW Wochenbericht 5 / 2020

Ein europäischer grüner Deal mit vielen Facetten: Kommentar

2020| Karsten Neuhoff
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Emissions Trading in Regulated Electricity Markets

In: Climate Policy (2020), im Ersch. | William Acworth, Mariza Montes de Oca, Anatole Boute, Carlotta Piantieri, Felix Christian Matthes
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The Structure, Drivers and Policy Implications of the European Carbon Footprint

Policy to reduce the European Union’s (EU) carbon footprint needs to be grounded in an understanding of the structure and drivers of both the domestic and internationally traded components. Here we analyse consumption-based emission accounts (for the main greenhouse gases (GHGs)) for the EU, focusing on understanding sectoral contributions and what changes have been observed over the last two decades, ...

In: Climate Policy 20 (2020), Suppl. 1, S. S39–S57 | Richard Wood, Karsten Neuhoff, Dan Moran, Moana Simas, Michael Grubb, Konstantin Stadler
DIW aktuell 50 / 2020

Neue Gaspipelines und Flüssiggas-Terminals sind in Europa überflüssig

Der Anfang Juli 2020 vom Bundestag beschlossene Kohleausstieg könnte eine größere Rolle für Erdgas im deutschen Energiesystem bedeuten. Doch tatsächlich ist Erdgas nicht klimafreundlicher als Kohle. Vor allem aber droht Europa bei den Erdgasimporten zum Spielfeld des Konflikts zwischen Russland und den USA zu werden. Eine Spirale aus Sanktionen und Gegensanktionen hat sich rund um den Bau der Ostseepipeline ...

2020| Franziska Holz, Claudia Kemfert
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