Public interests in the implementation of the EU ETS in the Netherlands

Webpublication 61 - Frank van der Salm, Erik Stam, Cor Marijs and Gerard de Vries

The implementation of the EU ETS has led to the creation of an entirely new market, and has made CO2 a key issue for many companies. Reduction of CO2 emissions is as yet a largely unfulfilled promise. The implementation of the EU ETS shows that the creation of an effective and efficient market requires a huge effort by both public and private actors, and that its effects are highly unpredictable and necessitate continuous monitoring and interventions in order for public interests to be served.

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