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A Comparison of International Nitrogen Oxide Emission Regulation for the Energy Sector

Mayer, Carmen; Lanzrath, Natalie; Breun, Patrick; Schultmann, Frank

Abstract (englisch):
In current discussions about air pollution, CO2 and other important greenhouse gases are usually the primarily regarded pollutants. Nitrogen oxide (NOX) emissions, however, seem to be a subject of the late 20th century that has been “resolved” in most parts of the world. Yet, NOX emissions are still doing severe harm to humans and the environment in many parts of the world, for example by enforcing the formation of ground-level ozone, especially during the summer months. Succeeding the transportation sector, the energy sector is causing the second largest share of worldwide NOX emissions. Especially in developing countries, NOX emission abatement in fossil fueled power
plants seems to be barely regarded, as the main focus is usually set on economic efficiency and the fulfilling of increasing demands. We compiled the NOX emission regulation legislation for the energy sector of 59 countries worldwide considering policy instruments and emission limits for two exemplary installations of the energy sector. Various political instruments exist to target NOX emission regulation, such as emission and immission limitations, technical specifications, market price based instruments (cap-and-trade or green certificate schemes), financial support programs and specific taxes. ... mehr

Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Industriebetriebslehre und Industrielle Produktion (IIP)
Publikationstyp Proceedingsbeitrag
Publikationsjahr 2016
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISBN: 978-972-674-791-8
KITopen-ID: 1000057813
Erschienen in Rethinking Sustainability Models and Practices: Challenges for the New and Old World Contexts. Proceedings of the 22nd Annual International Sustainable Development Research Society Conference, 2016, 13th-15th July, Lisbon, P Ed.: J. Joanaz de Melo
Verlag Lisbon, P.
Seiten 394–406
Schlagwörter Environmental Policy, Emission Abatement, Policy Instrument, Threshold, Legislation
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