HET 8 Decarbonising the EU Energy System – Beyond Carbon Pricing

Authors: Paul Drummond, Steve Pye (UCL) and Paul Deane (UCC) with Lucienne Krosse from KIC InnoEnergy as reviewer 

Language: English Year: July 2015
Countries: European Union Weblink
Topics: CCS, energy storage, RES, Energy Efficiency Type: Hot Energy Topic
Energies: All

Summary: Substantial change to the physical infrastructure of the EU’s energy system is required for decarbonisation. Non-carbon pricing instruments have had a substantial impact in the early phase of this transition. Carbon pricing will be important, but the extent and profile of its impact is highly uncertain, and limited in some sectors. A broad policy mix, spanning market-based, technology/regulatory and behaviourfocussed instruments, is required.



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