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Emissions Trading in Forward and Spot Markets for Electricity

Makoto Tanaka and Yihsu Chen
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The Energy Journal, 2012, vol. Volume 33, issue Number 2

Abstract: Tradable allowances have received considerable attention in recent years. One emerging issue is their interaction with electricity markets. This paper extends the model of Allaz and Vila (1993) by incorporating emissions trading with forward and spot markets for electricity. We focus on the effects of strategic forward position and initial allowances allocation on the equilibrium outcomes. We find that firms with a dirty portfolio would have stronger incentives to take a long position in the forward market to raise the electricity price. Increasing the amount of allowances assigned to clean firms leads to a reduction in electricity and allowance prices.

JEL-codes: F0 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2012
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