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Dissemination of external costs of electricity supply - making electricity external costs known to policy-makers (MAXIMA)

Objective

Quantification of externalities from electricity production has made considerable progress, however, internalisation of external costs has not been implemented broadly, due to lacking information on the concept and its application as policy aid. Even though the Impact Pathway Approach (IPA) developed in Extern is accepted as the best way to calculate energy external costs, results show considerable uncertainties and variations with different basic assumptions in certain areas. The scientific task of reducing uncertainties is currently addressed in several projects; identifying the assumptions to be used for decisions however requires consensus with stakeholders. The main objective of this project is to translate and present the concept of externalities, the quantification approach and results outside the scientific community. Furthermore, a discussion of pros and cons between representatives from energy industry, policy and NGOs will be initiated with the aim of reaching a consensus on methodology and values. A concept for internalisation of external costs in the electricity production sector is developed, and aggregated values as required by the internalisation instruments are derived with the IPA. In two workshops with stakeholders from NGOs, policy and energy industry approach, values and internalisation instruments are presented and pros and cons as well as possible reservations are discussed. Based on the discussions, arguments to overcome reservations are exchanged and suggestions for converging opposing standpoints are made.
Thus prepared, a third workshop is held with the aim of reaching consensus as far as possible. Issues on which no consensus can be reached are documented, and implications of diverging views on values as well as conclusions and decisions are explored. These "final" values and strategies are disseminated to policy makers and to the public. Main dissemination activity is a large symposium with politicians and other stakeholders.

Call for proposal

FP6-2002-SSP-1
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Funding Scheme

CA - Coordination action

Coordinator

UNIVERSITAET STUTTGART
Address
Keplerstrasse 7
Stuttgart
Germany

Participants (10)

ASSOCIATION POUR LA RECHERCHE ET LE DEVELOPPEMENT DES METHODES ET PROCESSUS INDUSTRIELS
France
Address
Boulevard Saint-michel 60
Paris
UNIVERSITY OF BATH
United Kingdom
Address
Claverton Down
Bath
CESI - CENTRO ELETTROTECNICO SPERIMENTALE ITALIANO 'GIANCINTO MOTTA' SPA
Italy
Address
Via Rubattino 54
Milano
ENERGY FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT LTD
United Kingdom
Address
Overmoor Farm
Neston - Corsham
HELIO INTERNATIONAL
France
Address
Rue De Passy 56
Paris
GLOBAL LEGISLATORS ORGANISATION FOR A BALANCED ENVIRONMENT - EUROPE
Belgium
Address
Rue Boduognat 13
Bruxelles
UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE
United Kingdom
Address
Richmond Street 16
Glasgow
WWF EUROPEAN POLICY PROGRAMME
Belgium
Address
Avenue De Tervuren 36
Bruxelles
ELECTRICITE DE FRANCE
France
Address
22-30 Avenue De Wagram
Paris
UNIVERSITAET HAMBURG
Germany
Address
Edmund-siemers-allee 1
Hamburg