Related Articles
The cost of abatement is falling
Forward article link
Share PDF with colleagues

Carbon abatement cost debate evolves

Previous analysis tended to neglect cross-measure interactions and simplify diminishing marginal returns

Traditional carbon abatement cost curves may be out of date as the energy transition gathers momentum and distributes cost-savings across a broader range of infrastructure and devices, according to a new report for non-governmental organisation the Environmental Defense Fund. Abatement curves that take into account interactions with the wider energy system—rather than seeing each decarbonisation task as its own standalone project—are becoming more widespread. “Traditional [marginal abatement] curves assess one measure (e.g. solar photovoltaic: PV) and deploy its full potential before moving on to the next measure,” says the report, titled Marginal abatement cost curves for US net-zero ener



{{ error }}
{{ comment.comment.Name }} • {{ comment.timeAgo }}
{{ comment.comment.Text }}
Also in this section
Turbine manufacturers post major losses
26 January 2022
GE and Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy have announced multimillion-dollar losses over 2021 and the past quarter, while Vestas posts cautious 2022 guidance
New EIB-backed energy efficiency fund to tackle ‘huge underinvestment’
26 January 2022
Solas Sustainable Energy Fund to support energy efficiency projects mainly in Germany, Spain and Ireland and is aimed at small-to-mid-size insurers and pension funds
Crediting emissions saved in plugging oil and gas wells
26 January 2022
Avoided emissions could be credited as carbon offsets and sold on exchanges
Sign Up For Our Newsletter
Project Data
PE Store
Social Links
Social Feeds
Featured Video