Stringency and Distribution in the EU Emissions Trading Scheme - The 2005 Evidence

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Claudia Kettner

Austrian Institute of Economic Research

Angela Köppl

Austrian Institute of Economic Research (WIFO)

Stefan P. Schleicher

University of Graz

Gregor Thenius

Austrian Institute of Economic Research

Date Written: February 2007

Abstract

With the release of the verified emissions for installations covered by the EU Emissions Trading Scheme for the first trading year 2005 we are able to compare actual emissions and allowances for each installation. Based on data available for 24 Member States as of January 2007, this paper uses a thorough data analysis for about 9,900 installations to investigate evidence on three issues: first, the stringency of the total allocation cap and allocation differences both among the Member States and a selection of emission intensive sectors; second, the distribution of the size of installations; and third, the spread of allocation discrepancies and possible allocation biases regarding the size of installations.

Keywords: Emission Trading, EU Emissions Trading Scheme, Climate Policy

JEL Classification: D61, O1, Q51, Q54

Suggested Citation

Kettner, Claudia and Köppl, Angela and Schleicher, Stefan P. and Thenius, Gregor, Stringency and Distribution in the EU Emissions Trading Scheme - The 2005 Evidence (February 2007). FEEM Working Paper No. 22.2007, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=968418 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.968418

Claudia Kettner (Contact Author)

Austrian Institute of Economic Research ( email )

P.O. Box 91
Wien, A-1103
Austria

Angela Köppl

Austrian Institute of Economic Research (WIFO) ( email )

P.O. Box 91
Wien, A-1103
Austria

Stefan P. Schleicher

University of Graz ( email )

A-8010 Graz
Austria

Gregor Thenius

Austrian Institute of Economic Research ( email )

P.O. Box 91
Wien, A-1103
Austria

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