Nuclear expansion or phase-out? Costs and opportunities

Enrica De Cian, Samuel Carrara, Massimo Tavoni, 22 December 2013

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"We learned from Fukushima that we have to deal differently with risks… We believe we as a country can be a trailblazer for a new age of renewable energy sources… We can be the first major industrialized country that achieves the transition to renewable energy with all the opportunities – for exports, development, technology, jobs – it carri

Topics: Energy, Environment
Tags: carbon pricing, climate change, climate policy, energy, energy mix, environment, nuclear power, R&D

Aligning energy markets and climate-policy objectives in the EU

Carlo Carraro, Thomas Longden, Giacomo Marangoni, Massimo Tavoni, 27 November 2013

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Europe’s commitment to reducing greenhouse-gas emissions has not prevented the paradoxical situation of a revival of coal imports and a reduction of gas consumption. This article reviews recent work on the appropriate measures that need to be implemented to move European energy markets closer to the energy mix consistent with climate-policy targets.

Topics: Energy, Environment, EU policies
Tags: carbon pricing, climate policy, coal, energy mix, EU, greenhouse gases, natural gas, renewables subsidies

What role for trade in negotiating a post-2012 global climate-policy regime?

John Whalley, 23 December 2011

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Unsurprisingly, little materialised at the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) negotiations in Durban in terms of new emissions reductions (see Bosetti and Frankel 2011), and the commitments made in Copenhagen in 2009 under the Copenhagen Accord will largely define the regime for the immediate period going forward from 2012

Topics: Environment
Tags: climate change, climate policy, Durban

Climatopolis: How will climate change impact urbanites and their cities?

Matthew E. Kahn, 11 September 2010

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Without being overly dramatic, climate change is coming. The concentration of carbon dioxide in the Earth's atmosphere is approximately 390 parts per million by volume as of 2010, and rising by about 1.9 parts per million per year (Wikipedia 2010).

Topics: Environment
Tags: climate change, climate policy, environment, urbanisation

Ambiguity is another reason to mitigate climate change

Simon Dietz, Antony Millner, Geoffrey Heal, 1 September 2010

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Most economists now agree on the need to control emissions of greenhouse gases, but there remains debate about how rapid the cuts should be. There has been an understandable, if simplistic, tendency to stylise the debate as “Stern versus Nordhaus”.

Topics: Environment
Tags: ambiguity aversion, climate change, climate policy, environment

Hedging our bets with global warming

Valentina Bosetti, Carlo Carraro, Alessandra Sgobbi, Massimo Tavoni, 22 September 2008

The layers of uncertainty and complexity that surround the issue of climate change make for difficult mitigation policy design. Ultimately, choosing the optimal abatement path will require better quantitative estimates of impact and greater understanding.

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URL: http://www.cepr.org/pubs/new-dps/dplist.asp?dpno=6973&action.x=0&action.y=0&action=ShowDP
Topics: Environment
Tags: climate policy, delayed action, stabalisation costs, uncertainty

The costs of stabilizing greenhouse gas concentrations

Valentina Bosetti, Carlo Carraro, Emanuele Massetti, Massimo Tavoni, 5 November 2007

In an effort to stabilise greenhouse gas concentrations and to curb climate change, many countries are looking to implement carbon mitigation targets and agreements.

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URL: http://www.cepr.org/pubs/new-dps/dplist.asp?dpno=6549.asp
Topics: Environment
Tags: climate policy, energy R&D, investments, stabilisation costs

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