Authors: Vincenzo Fasone; Tullio Giuffrè; Antonio Messineo
Addresses: Faculty of Economics and Law, University of Enna 'Kore', Cittadella Universitaria, 94100, Italy ' Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, University of Enna 'Kore', Cittadella Universitaria, 94100, Italy ' Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, University of Enna 'Kore', Cittadella Universitaria, 94100, Italy
Abstract: Energy management policy is an important part of the environmental and climate change policies and permits to reach the goals of improved security of energy supply, economic efficiency and of greenhouse gases emissions reduction. In these years, the use of market mechanisms to meet environmental objectives is really growing, with the most important example to use of emissions trading schemes to control greenhouse gases emissions, e.g., EU's climate and energy policy sets a 20% reduction in energy consumption to be achieved by 2020 through energy-efficiency improvements. In this context, this paper aims to assess whether it is possible to transfer to the North African context the lesson learnt from the more representative experiences or if it is necessary to adopt an ad hoc system.
Keywords: energy efficiency; cap and trade; C&T; greenhouse gases; GHG emissions; clean development mechanism; CDM; emission inventory; North Africa; energy management policy; energy policy; energy security; market mechanisms; emissions trading.
International Journal of Energy Technology and Policy, 2014 Vol.10 No.3/4, pp.221 - 234
Received: 21 Aug 2013
Accepted: 23 Sep 2014
Published online: 12 Jan 2015 *