Publications

APC 20

The Costs and Health Benefits of Reducing Emissions from Power Stations in Europe

Concludes that the average benefit-to-cost ratio for measures at the 100 most polluting plants in Europe is 3.4, i.e. the estimated health benefits are 3.4 times bigger than the estimated emission control costs.

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APC 19

Health Impacts of Emissions from Large Point Sources

This study combines the health impact assessment methodology used by EU's CAFE programme with an emissions database for large point sources, to assess health damage linked to emissions on a plant by plant basis.

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Briefing

Supergrid paves the way for wind power expansion

A supergrid connecting Scandinavia and large parts of western Europe may pave the way for an even faster expansion of off-shore windpower.

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Factsheet

Welcome to the world at +4°C

A new map published by the British government presents the likely effects of global warming above the +2° goal - a future that seems impossible to cope with.

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Factsheet

Boreal forest dieback may cause runaway warming

The boreal forests, one of the largest carbon stocks on earth, will not be able to respond to global warming by migrating northwards. Massive forest dieback, causing runaway warming, is a more likely scenario.

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Briefing

Sustainable Energy Scenarios in Sweden

Sweden can cut greenhouse gas emissions by well over 50 per cent by the year 2020, if results of recent studies for 2050 are “telescoped” into the shorter timeframe, and if the consequences of exported electricity and biomass are accounted for. This could take place without CCS and while much of the nuclear capacity is decommissioned.

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Briefing

Economic Instruments in Swedish Climate Policy – a success story

In 1991 Sweden introduced a substantial CO2 tax. Though it had many exemptions and was subject to many changes over the years, it did cut emissions. During that time, Sweden also phased out two nuclear reactors.

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Briefing

The Swedish Kyoto target and reductions in greenhouse gas emissions 1990 to 2012

The EU burden sharing agreement in 1997–98 allowed Sweden a plus four per cent GHG target for 1990–2010. This was motivated by Sweden’s supposed plans to phase out nuclear power by 2010, plans that were already abandoned.

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