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dc.contributor.authorTauchmann, Haralden_US
dc.coverage.temporal1968-1998en_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-01-28T15:48:41Z-
dc.date.available2009-01-28T15:48:41Z-
dc.date.issued2004en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/18568-
dc.description.abstractThis paper attempts to predict the potential effects of CO2 emissions trading on fuel choice in the German electric power industry. By analyzing panel data (1968?1998) of major utilities, we show that the fuel mix of electric utilities is price inelastic. As a consequence, the implementation of a CO2 trading scheme will, if anything, only slightly induce interfuel substitution. Accordingly, low-carbon fuels will hardly replace lignite and hard coal through CO2 emissions trading, as long as abatement targets are not extremely ambitious. However,one cannot rule out that fuel prices may become more important for the utilities? fuel mix as a result of deregulation in the German power sector.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisheren_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesRWI Discussion Papers 17en_US
dc.subject.jelQ42en_US
dc.subject.jelQ53en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordfuel mixen_US
dc.subject.keywordhigh-carbon fuelsen_US
dc.subject.keywordCO2 emissions tradingen_US
dc.subject.stwElektrizitätswirtschaften_US
dc.subject.stwBrennstoffen_US
dc.subject.stwFossiler Energieträgeren_US
dc.subject.stwEmissionshandelen_US
dc.subject.stwSchätzungen_US
dc.subject.stwDeutschlanden_US
dc.titleFiring the Furnace? : An Econometric Analysis of Utilities? Fuel Choiceen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn390914967en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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