Impact assessment of energy-related policy instruments on climate change and security of energy supply

Barreto L & Turton H (2007). Impact assessment of energy-related policy instruments on climate change and security of energy supply. International Journal of Global Energy Issues 27 (1): 15-41. DOI:10.1504/IJGEI.2007.012116.

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Abstract

Impact assessment of policy instruments is an important element of the policy development process. It represents a systematic attempt to shed light on the possible effects of policy proposals. This paper assesses the impact of two representative policy instruments, namely energy-related Demonstration and Deployment (D&D) programmes and a carbon-equivalent (C-eq) tax, on sustainability indicators in the areas of climate change and security of energy supply, two important dimensions of sustainable development. Specifically, we pay attention to the effectiveness of these policy instruments in stimulating technological change that could lead to a more secure and climate-benign global energy system in the long-term future. Although the numerical results presented here are specific to our particular analysis and highly dependent on the characteristics and limitations of our modelling tools, we offer this analysis as a contribution towards the development of more comprehensive methodologies for the assessment of impacts of policy instruments in the context of the quest towards a sustainable global energy system.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: impact assessment; policy instruments; climate change; security of energy supply; technological learning; energy policy; carbon-equivalent tax; demonstration and and deployment programmes; sustainability indicators; sustainable development; technological change; global energy; modelling.
Research Programs: Energy (ENE)
Bibliographic Reference: International Journal of Global Energy Issues; 27(1):15-41 [2007]
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 08:39
Last Modified: 23 Feb 2016 12:43
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/8212

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