UK emissions trading from 2002–2004: corporate responses

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Title UK emissions trading from 2002–2004: corporate responses
Author Hill, Malcom; McAulay, Laurie; Wilkinson, Adrian John
Journal Name Energy and Environment
Year Published 2005
Place of publication United Kingdom
Publisher Multi-Science Publishing Co Ltd
Abstract The UK was the first country to implement emissions trading as a policy instrument to reduce greenhouse gas emissions across the whole of the economy. The paper therefore commences with a description of the UK Emissions Trading Scheme and then continues with a discussion of incentives for UK companies to engage in emissions trading. It then outlines a case for research of companies' experiences of "direct participation" in the Scheme, and presents results obtained from case studies of a set of companies which are "direct participants". These illustrate the impact of emissions trading on income generation as well as cost savings. The paper then concludes with the observation that emissions trading will take on increased importance with the introduction of the EU Emissions Trading Scheme and the implementation of the Kyoto Protocol in 2005, and that further research is therefore required into energy and carbon costs and their possible influences on facilities location.
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Copyright Statement Copyright 2005 Multi-Science Publishing Co. Ltd. The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.
Volume 16
Issue Number 6
Page from 993
Page to 1007
ISSN 0958-305X
Date Accessioned 2006-07-06
Language en_US
Research Centre Centre for Work, Organisation and Wellbeing
Faculty Griffith Business School
Subject PRE2009-Human Resources Management
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1x

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