Making It Personal: Per Capita Carbon Allowances

Tina Fawcett, Frede Hvelplund, Niels I Meyer

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Abstract

The Chapter highligts the importance of introducing new, efficient schemes for mitigation of global warming. One such scheme is Personal Carbon Allowances (PCA), whereby individuals are allotted a tradable ration of CO2 emission per year.This chapter reviews the fundamentals of PCA and analyzes its merits and problems. The United Kingdom and Denmark have been chosen as case studies because the energy situation and the institutional setup are quite different between the two countries.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGenerating Electricity : in a Carbon-Constrained World
Number of pages586
Place of PublicationLondon,UK
PublisherElsevier
Publication date2009
Pages87-108
ISBN (Print)978-1-85617-655-2
Publication statusPublished - 2009

Keywords

  • Global warming, Personal Carbon Allowances

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