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The effects of carbon prices and anti-leakage policies on selected industrial sectors in Spain - cement, steel and oil refining

A. Santamaría, P. Linares, P. Pintos

This paper assesses the impacts on the cement, steel and oil refining sectors in Spain of the carbon prices derived from the European Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS), and the potential effect on these sectors of the European Union anti-leakage policy measures. The assessment is carried out by means of three engineering models developed for this purpose. Our results show a high exposure to leakage of cement in coastal regions; a smaller risk in the steel sector, and non-negligible risk of leakage for the oil refining sector when carbon allowance prices reach high levels. We also find that the risk of leakage could be better handled with other anti-leakage policies than those currently in place in the EU.


Palabras clave: Carbon leakage; EU ETS; Cement; Steel; Oil refining


Energy Policy. Volumen: 65 Páginas: 708-717

Índice de impacto JCR y cuartil Scopus: JCR impact factor: 2.575 (2014); 4.880 (2018).

Referencia DOI: DOI icon 10.1016/j.enpol.2013.10.031    

Publicado en papel: Febrero 2014. Publicado on-line: Noviembre 2013.



Cita:
A. Santamaría, P. Linares, P. Pintos. The effects of carbon prices and anti-leakage policies on selected industrial sectors in Spain - cement, steel and oil refining. Energy Policy. vol. 65, pp. 708-717, Febrero 2014. [Online: Noviembre 2013]


    Líneas de investigación:
  • *Análisis de políticas energéticas sostenibles

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