Integrated Assessment of Swiss GHG Mitigation Policies after 2012 - Focus on the Residential Sector
The residential sector presents a great potential for greenhouse gases (GHG) mitigation. We perform an integrated assessment of different mitigation policies for Switzerland focusing on the residential sector. We analyze the case of pure incentive taxes and technical regulations. For our analysis, we have coupled a general equilibrium model with a Swiss residential energy model. We find that a progressive GHG tax of more than 200 USD2000/tCO2eq is necessary to reach a target of 50% reduction of GHG emissions in 2050. Finally, we find that technical regulations do not provide additional abatement incentives.