Interactions between CO2 and RES targets: A cost assessment of European energy climate policies with POLES model
Interactions between CO2 and RES targets: A cost assessment of European energy climate policies with POLES model / Florent Le Strat, Elaine Pelourdeau, Benoît Peluchon, Jean-Yves Caneill, Yasmine Arsalane et Kimon Keramidas. Chaire énergie climat, Paris Dauphine, Feb. 2014, 26 p. (working paper ; 2014-04)
Authors’s abstract :
In 2008, Europe chose to commit to multiple targets with the Climate Energy Package (CEP). This package of European texts (mainly Directives & Decisions) set targets for different policies, all for the 2020 time horizon. In March 2013, European Commission issued the Green Paper on “A 2030 Framework for climate and energy policies” initiating the discussions about the extension of the CEP to 2030, and its possible targets. EC explicitly stated that the different policy instruments have to be coherent because they “interact with one another”. The present study was performed in 2013 by EDF R&D and ENERDATA, in order to quantify the effects of overlapping policies with POLES model, and compare the costs generated by those interactions in the framework of CEP and Energy Roadmap. The two binding targets (CO2 and RES) were considered in this approach. In particular the results are used to identify the impact of the different targets on European electricity retail prices considering different financing options.