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Diskussionspapiere 1185 / 2012

Evidence of Market Power in the Atlantic Steam Coal Market Using Oligopoly Models with a Competitive Fringe

Before 2004 South Africa was the dominant steam coal exporter to the European market. However a new market situation with rising global demand and prices makes room for a new entrant: Russia. The hypothesis investigated in this paper is that the three incumbent dominant firms located in South Africa and Colombia reacted to that new situation by exerting market power and withheld quantities from the ...

2012| Clemens Haftendorn
Diskussionspapiere 1146 / 2011

What about Coal? Interactions between Climate Policies and the Global Steam Coal Market until 2030

Because of economic growth and a strong increase in global energy demand the demand for fossil fuels and therefore also greenhouse gas emissions are increasing, although climate policy should lead to the opposite effect. The coal market is of special relevance as coal is available in many countries and often their first choice to meet energy demand. In this paper we assess possible interactions between ...

2011| Clemens Haftendorn, Claudia Kemfert, Franziska Holz
DIW Roundup 91 / 2016

The Paris Climate Agreement: Is It Sufficient to Limit Climate Change?

“The Paris Agreement is a monumental triumph for people and our planet” (UN News Centre, 2015). Statements, like this one from UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon, represent the global excitement shortly after the acceptance of the Paris Agreement and describe the outcome of the COP21 in December 2015 primarily as ‘historical’. Twenty years after the UN’s first COP (Conference of the Parties), the international ...

2016| Hanna Brauers, Philipp M. Richter
DIW Roundup 87 / 2015

Leaving Coal Unburned: Options for Demand-Side and Supply-Side Policies

Climate policy consistent with the 2°C target needs to install mechanisms that leave most current coal reserves unburned. Demand-side policies have been argued to be prone to adverse carbon leakage and “green paradox” effects. A growing strain of literature argues in favor of supply-side policies in order to curb future coal consumption. Various concepts with analogies in other sectors are currently ...

2015| Kim Collins, Roman Mendelevitch
DIW Roundup 86 / 2015

Climate Negotiations: What Can Be Expected from the Climate Summit in Paris?

Shortly before the upcoming UN climate summit, Angela Merkel wrote in a German newspaper: “With good reason, it is expected from governments and politicians, that they do not longer close their eyes to the pressing scientific results that climate protection requires rapid and vigorous action.” She further calls for a clear negotiation outcome: “The greenhouse gas emissions do not only have to be stabilized, ...

2015| Philipp M. Richter, Hanna Brauers
DIW Roundup 86 / 2015

Klimaverhandlungen: welche Erwartungen können an den Klimagipfel in Paris gestellt werden?

Kurz vor dem anstehenden Klimagipfel äußert sich Angela Merkel in der Frankfurter Allgemeinen Sonntagszeitung wie folgt: „Zu Recht wird von Regierungen und Politikern erwartet, dass sie nicht länger die Augen vor erdrückenden wissenschaftlichen Erkenntnissen verschließen, dass der Klimaschutz rasches und energisches Handeln erfordert.“ Frau Merkel stellt schließlich eine klare Forderung an die Ergebnisse ...

2015| Philipp M. Richter, Hanna Brauers
DIW Roundup 72 / 2015

Europe's Mechanism for Countering the Risk of Carbon Leakage

The EU’s Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) is a regional cap-and-trade program in a world with no binding international climate agreement. This climate regulation may induce a relocation of production away from Europe, with potentially negative consequences for the European economy. This relocation could lead to carbon leakage, i.e. a shift of greenhouse gas emissions from Europe into regions with ...

2015| Aleksandar Zaklan, Bente Bauer
DIW Roundup 58 / 2015

What about the OPEC Cartel?

The recent decision by the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) not to decrease their output quota in spite of a drastic decline of crude oil prices has brought renewed attention to this supplier group dominating the crude oil market. However, the empirical evidence that OPEC truly acts as a textbook cartel is rather limited. This Roundup summarizes the theories proposed over the ...

2015| Daniel Huppmann, Franziska Holz
DIW Roundup 58 / 2015

Ist die OPEC ein effektives Kartell?

Die Entscheidung der Organisation erdölexportierender Länder (OPEC) im Herbst 2014, ihre Förderquote trotz des dramatischen Falls der Rohölpreise nicht zu senken, hat diese Gruppe wieder einmal ins Rampenlicht der öffentlichen Diskussion gerückt. Obwohl einige der wichtigsten Ölproduzenten in der OPEC versammelt sind, gibt es allerdings nur eingeschränkt empirische Evidenz, dass die OPEC tatsächlich ...

2015| Daniel Huppmann, Franziska Holz
DIW Roundup 44 / 2014

Modelling the Impact of Energy and Climate Policies

Climate change mitigation and the transformation to a global low-carbon economy is a pressing issue in policy discussions and international negotiations. The political debate is supported by the scientific community with a large number of projections, pathway simulations and scenario analyses of the global energy system and its development over the next decades. These studies are often based on numerical ...

2014| Daniel Huppmann, Franziska Holz
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