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EU ETS and research by CE Delft

The EU Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS) is since 2005 the European Union’s main policy instrument for reducing carbon emissions. For years CE Delft is active in this area and has published a number of studies on the operation and economic impacts of the EU ETS. Below we provide a list of presentations, reports and articles on our work on the ETS. CE Delft disposes over a unique combination of know-how on economics and process technology coupled with extensive databases. CE Delft disposes over a unique combination of know-how on economics and process technology coupled with extensive databases that is highly valued by our clients. We specialise in explaining how the ETS impacts industry, households and the national economy, employing both ex-ante and ex-post policy studies.
  • In-house database 16,000 ETS installations in Europa; 99.6% of emissions are detailed according to statistical NACE4 code and legal ownership
  • Coupling Eurostat databases at NACE-4 level and PRODCOM (8 digit). Analysis, by country and year, of the contribution of individual ETS companies to sectoral CO2 emissions (some industry segments are non-ETS)
  • Coupling with specific price information on products of energy-intensive sectors
  • Ex-post and ex-ante economic policy studies, research methodologies like impact assessments, cost-benefit analyses
  • High-level methods in econometrics and LCA
  • Specialised know-how on engineering and sectoral CO2 abatement options and costs

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More information on the EU ETS can be found on the European Commission's website.

Our clients

Since 2007 we have worked for government agencies, NGOs and industry. For the Dutch government (Ministry of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance), CE Delft has carried out studies on allocation options and cost-price increases for Dutch industry and purchasing-power impacts due to the ETS and advised the Dutch government during European negotiations on Phase 3 of the ETS (2007-2008). 

For industry, CE Delft has performed specific studies on steel, chemicals and refineries.

For NGOs, CE Delft has conducted studies on cost-price pass-through and allocation and on tougher climate policy targets.

Since 2012 CE Delft has also worked on projects for the European Commission. These include studies on extension of the ETS to transport and the built environment, on the positive impacts of the ETS on investments and operational decisions in EU industry, on the degree of cost-price pass-through in 6 ETS sectors (ongoing) and on the effect of benchmarks on the operating efficiency of ETS participants.

For more information, please contact Sander de Bruyn

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13-12-2017 09:55

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07-12-2017 16:23

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