Carbon pricing on the Russian electricity market

Carbon pricing on the Russian electricity market / N. Chernenko. Electricity Policy Research Group, November 10, 2012, 25 p.

The paper examines the impact of pricing carbon emissions in the Russian electricity supply industry. We …find that emissions are reduced at any level of the carbon price. Most active fuel switching takes place at the carbon tax of 200…500 Roubles per tonne of CO2; but the effect is uneven by zones. The social surplus turns out to be positive. A special case of a new interconnector “Ural – Siberia” is also examined. Since gas prices in Russia are regulated by the government, the results of the models are tested against di¤erent levels of the gas tariffs.(© EPRG)

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