The EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) is the world’s first large scale international emissions trading system. The system represents a grand experiment in climate policy aimed at restructuring European energy production and use at lowest cost possible. The system is still in the making, with major changes adopted in December 2008. A major problem so far has been the allocation of too many allowances to participating industries. There has, however, been little research on how the system actually has worked: Has it changed the behaviour of big industrial emitters? This project will analyse the reform of the EU ETS and assess the revised system’s prospect to deliver innovation and reductions if greenhouse gas emissions, combining insight in the EU policy initiation and decision-making process and implementation at company level.

Project period: 2009-2013
 

PROJECT LEADER

PARTICIPANTS

FUNDING
  • Research Council of Norway (RENERGI Programme)

BOOKS

PEER-REVIEWED ARTICLES AND CHAPTERS

  • In Jon Birger Skjærseth and Per Ove Eikeland (eds), Corporate Responses to EU Emissions Trading: Resistance, Innovation or Responsibility? Farnham (UK), Ashgate, 2013, pp. 209-252.

  • In Jon Birger Skjærseth and Per Ove Eikeland (eds), Corporate Responses to EU Emissions Trading: Resistance, Innovation or Responsibility? Farnham (UK), Ashgate, 2013, pp. 253-282.

  • In Jon Birger Skjærseth and Per Ove Eikeland (eds), Corporate Responses to EU Emissions Trading: Resistance, Innovation or Responsibility? Farnham (UK), Ashgate, 2013, pp. 1-17.

  • In Jon Birger Skjærseth and Per Ove Eikeland (eds), Corporate Responses to EU Emissions Trading: Resistance, Innovation or Responsibility? Farnham (UK), Ashgate, 2013, pp. 99-125.

  • In Jon Birger Skjærseth and Per Ove Eikeland (eds), Corporate Responses to EU Emissions Trading: Resistance, Innovation or Responsibility? Farnham (UK), Ashgate, 2013, pp. 127-164.

  • In Jon Birger Skjærseth and Per Ove Eikeland (eds), Corporate Responses to EU Emissions Trading: Resistance, Innovation or Responsibility? Farnham (UK), Ashgate, 2013, pp. 283-291.

  • In Jon Birger Skjærseth and Per Ove Eikeland (eds), Corporate Responses to EU Emissions Trading: Resistance, Innovation or Responsibility? Farnham (UK), Ashgate, 2013, pp. 19-43.

  • In Jon Birger Skjærseth and Per Ove Eikeland (eds), Corporate Responses to EU Emissions Trading: Resistance, Innovation or Responsibility? Farnham (UK), Ashgate, 2013, pp. 45-97.

  • In Jon Birger Skjærseth and Per Ove Eikeland (eds), Corporate Responses to EU Emissions Trading: Resistance, Innovation or Responsibility? Farnham (UK), Ashgate, 2013, pp. 165-208.