Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/89581
Authors: 
Flues, Florens
Rübbelke, Dirk
Vögele, Stefan
Year of Publication: 
2013
Series/Report no.: 
Nota di Lavoro, Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei 96.2013
Abstract: 
The iron and steel industry is one of the most carbon emitting and energy consuming sectors in Europe. At the same time this sector is of high economic importance for the European Union. Therefore, while public environmental and energy policies target this sector, there is political concern that it suffers too much from these policy measures. Various actors fear a policy-induced decline in steel production, and possibly an international reallocation of production plants. This study analyzes the role that input prices and public policies may play in attaining an environmentally more sustainable steel production and how this - in turn - affect total steel output. As we find out for examples of major European steel producing countries, a kind of rebound effect of energy-efficiency improvements in steel production on total steel output may arise.
Subjects: 
Energy Efficiency
Iron And Steel Industry
Environmental Protection
Rebound Effect
JEL: 
L51
L61
Q43
Q50
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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