3 years ago

Including electricity imports in California’s cap-and-trade program: A case study of a border carbon adjustment in practice

Stefan U. Pauer

Publication date: Available online 7 December 2018

Source: The Electricity Journal

Author(s): Stefan U. Pauer

Abstract

This article examines the inclusion of electricity imports in California’s cap-and-trade program. Having struggled to prevent the circumvention of the compliance obligation for imported electricity, policymakers weakened the policy’s environmental effectiveness during implementation. Drawing on empirical data, this case study finds that political opposition from utilities led to this policy outcome. The reason behind this opposition lay in concerns about regulatory uncertainty and the policy’s effectiveness in achieving emissions reductions.

You might also like
Discover & Discuss Important Research

Keeping up-to-date with research can feel impossible, with papers being published faster than you'll ever be able to read them. That's where Researcher comes in: we're simplifying discovery and making important discussions happen. With over 19,000 sources, including peer-reviewed journals, preprints, blogs, universities, podcasts and Live events across 10 research areas, you'll never miss what's important to you. It's like social media, but better. Oh, and we should mention - it's free.

  • Download from Google Play
  • Download from App Store
  • Download from AppInChina

Researcher displays publicly available abstracts and doesn’t host any full article content. If the content is open access, we will direct clicks from the abstracts to the publisher website and display the PDF copy on our platform. Clicks to view the full text will be directed to the publisher website, where only users with subscriptions or access through their institution are able to view the full article.