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The Smartness of National Support Schemes in the Context of the EU ETS: A Cross-Sectional Observation

Burose, Ole/OB (2014) The Smartness of National Support Schemes in the Context of the EU ETS: A Cross-Sectional Observation.

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Abstract:It is assumed that under the absence of a proper functioning ETS the national support schemes as formally introduced on EU level under the Renewable Energy Directive (RED) are the main drivers in the pursuit to handle climate change. A combination of the ETS and national support schemes should be embraced as being smart if the latter perform well on average. In the first part, a literature review identifies the concept of smartness in the policy context to be strongly related to the two indicators of effectiveness and efficiency. The two are then further conceptualized as to be represented by the deviation from national trajectory targets for the share of renewable energy from total energy consumption and the adherence to commitments made by the MS’ with respect to administrational reform and provision of secure support regarding RES-E support systems. The results don’t yield sufficient support for the initial main claim that an instrument mix should be embraced under current premises. Qualitative evaluations do however suggest that feed-in related instrument combinations are better able to provide for equity within tech-support, similarly fostering investment through better long-term security, which can be considered a key element for success.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:70 social sciences in general, 88 social and public administration, 89 political science
Programme:European Studies BSc (56627)
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