Marginal carbon abatement cost in China

Pengfei Gao, Wenying Chen, Jiankun He

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Abstract

China's marginal carbon abatement cost for 2010 through 2050 was studied using the China MARKAL-MACRO model, an integrated energy, environmental, and economic model to provide a scientific basis for the formulation of policies and strategies to respond to climate changes in China. Mathematical functions are given for the marginal carbon abatement cost curves for 2010, 2020, 2030, 2040, and 2050. The analysis also evaluates the impacts of different carbon abatement strategies, starting times, and nuclear power development limits on the marginal carbon abatement costs. The modeling results show that the marginal carbon abatement cost in China is quite high, in the range of 0-250 USD/t for reduction rates of 0%-45%. In addition, the marginal abatement cost will increase for the same amount of carbon reductions if the carbon reduction obligations are initiated sooner. Limits on nuclear power development will further raise China's marginal carbon abatement cost.

Translated title of the contributionMarginal carbon abatement cost in China
LanguageChinese
Pages1192-1195
Number of pages4
JournalQinghua Daxue Xuebao/Journal of Tsinghua University
Volume44
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2004
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Carbon dioxide
  • China MARKAL-MACRO model
  • Climate change
  • Marginal abatement cost

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Gao, Pengfei ; Chen, Wenying ; He, Jiankun. / 中国的二氧化碳边际减排成本. In: Qinghua Daxue Xuebao/Journal of Tsinghua University. 2004 ; Vol. 44, No. 9. pp. 1192-1195.
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Gao, P, Chen, W & He, J 2004, '中国的二氧化碳边际减排成本', Qinghua Daxue Xuebao/Journal of Tsinghua University, vol. 44, no. 9, pp. 1192-1195.

中国的二氧化碳边际减排成本. / Gao, Pengfei; Chen, Wenying; He, Jiankun.

In: Qinghua Daxue Xuebao/Journal of Tsinghua University, Vol. 44, No. 9, 09.2004, p. 1192-1195.

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