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Title: On the cost-effectiveness of national economy-wide greenhouse gas emissions abatement measures
Authors: Sotiriou, Chryso 
Michopoulos, Apostolos 
Zachariadis, Theodoros 
Keywords: Abatement cost curves;Decarbonisation strategy;EU ETS;Sensitivity analysis
Category: Environmental Engineering
Field: Engineering and Technology
Issue Date: May-2019
Publisher: Elsevier Ltd.
Source: Energy Policy, 2019, Volume 128, Pages 519-529
Journal: Energy Policy 
Abstract: This paper explores cost-effective greenhouse gas abatement options for the European Union Member State of Cyprus, for those sectors of the national economy that are not subject to the European Emissions Trading System. The analysis leads to the construction of a baseline and several alternative marginal emission abatement cost curves. It addresses all economic sectors and considers all different types of mitigation measures – improving energy efficiency, switching to low- or zero-carbon fuels, and inducing behavioural change towards public transport modes. We apply nationally appropriate data that are mainly derived from local market information and judgement of national experts. Finally, we present results of several sensitivity analyses, which address main shortcomings of marginal abatement cost curves that have been identified in the literature, and discuss the policy implications of each one of them. Apart from its relevance for EU Member States, this assessment is useful for all countries seeking guidance in their decarbonisation strategies.
ISSN: 0301-4215
DOI: 10.1016/j.enpol.2019.01.028
Rights: © 2019
Type: Article
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