Buy coal, cap gas! Markets for fossil fuel deposits when fuel emission intensities differ
Achim Hagen () and
Klaus Eisenack ()
No 304708, Working Paper Series from Humboldt University Berlin, Department of Agricultural Economics
Climate policies can target either the demand or the supply of fossil fuels. While demand-side policies have been analyzed in the literature and applied in policy-making, supply-side policies, e.g. deposit policies, are a promising option and a recent research focus. In this paper we study deposit markets for two fuels that differ in emission intensity. We find that, with strategic action on the deposit markets, deposit policies are inefficient due to price manipulations within and between both deposit markets. Regarding the political economy of deposit policies, they generate more welfare for all countries if applied to both fuels as opposed to one or none. Further, for perfectly segmented fuel markets, importing countries do not purchase deposits of a sufficiently clean fuel. If fuels are substitutes and strongly differ in emission intensity, countries do not buy deposits of a relatively clean fuel. Finally, deposit markets can induce countries selling deposits to choose a cleaner fuel mix.
Keywords: Agricultural and Food Policy; Demand and Price Analysis; Environmental Economics and Policy; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy (search for similar items in EconPapers)
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-ene and nep-env
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: Track citations by RSS feed
Downloads: (external link)
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.
Export reference: BibTeX
RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan)
Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:ags:huiawp:304708
Access Statistics for this paper
More papers in Working Paper Series from Humboldt University Berlin, Department of Agricultural Economics Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by AgEcon Search ().