Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/105014
Authors: 
Böhringer, Christoph
Rosendahl, Knut Einar
Year of Publication: 
2010
Series/Report no.: 
Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Diskussionspapiere V-326-10
Abstract: 
After the failure of the United Nations climate change conference at Copenhagen the EU is under domestic pressure to justify ambitious unilateral emissions reduction targets. Cost efficiency of EU-wide emission abatement becomes increasingly important in order to sustain EU leadership in climate policy. We argue that administered EU targets for renewable energies are doomed to make emission reduction much more costly than necessary and therfore could rather hinder than promote public support to unilateral action.
Subjects: 
EU Climate Policy
Emission Quotas
Green Quotas
Overlapping Regulation
JEL: 
D61
H21
H22
Q58
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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