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MACCs - Marginal Abatement Cost Curves

What is the future CO2 emissions reduction potentials and what is their cost across economic sectors?

Webinar: Carbon Markets to 2030, 20 October 2015

Cyril Cassisa

Enerdata held the public webinar: Assessment of existing and future carbon markets and emission reductions.

More than 50 countries announced in their Intended National Determined Contributions (INDC) that they are planning to use market-based mechanisms. Market-based instruments like Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) and carbon tax create a CO2 price. To be efficient in achieving the GHG reduction target, energy-economy models allow providing quantitative information on what would be the impacts of these instruments over time, on CO2 price and on the different sectors.

Presented case studies:

  • The European Emission Trading Scheme (EU ETS) and ongoing reform (Market Stability Reserve, MSR)
  • The future Chinese ETS and its role in achieving its INDC by 2030

More information about the webinar | Request webinar pdf presentation

30 years of experience in the field of energy modelling and a strong collaboration on the globally recognised POLES forecasting model, has given rise to our MACC tool.

Marginal Abatement Cost Curves (MACCs) is a powerful tool used by policy makers, researchers and business analysts to assess climate policies, evaluate cost and efficiency, and simulate carbon markets, such as the EU ETS.

MACCs provides different levels of emissions reductions that can be reached for carbon price levels for a given year, country and sector. These levels are derived from a baseline scenario which is explicitly detailed.


On a MAC Curve, the x-axis represents the emissions reduction, the y-axis the associated carbon value and the area under the curve the total abatement cost.

The MACC tool is available as an add-on to the EnerFuture service and is generated using the POLES-Enerdata model.

  • Long-term Marginal Abatement Cost Curves (2020, 2025, 2030, 2040 and 2050)
  • Output data: projected CO2 reduction according to carbon value
  • 69 countries & regions covered
  • CO2 emissions by large sector: power, industry, transport, residential-services, total CO2
  • Sector breakdown available (optional): energy, industry combustion, industry process, residential-services, transport
  • A set of 2 scenarios: Balance & Renaissance
  • MACCs generated by the globally recognised POLES-Enerdata energy forecasting model
  • MACCs generated by the globally recognized POLES Model
  • Long-term Marginal Abatement Cost Curves for 5 time periods (2020, 2025, 2030, 2040, 2050)
  • 69 countries/regions covered
  • 15 sectors covered: Energy, industry-combustion, industry-processes, residential & services, transport
  • CO2 emissions by sector aggregates: power, industry, transport, residential & services as well as total overview
  • Output data: Projected CO2 reduction according to carbon prices
  • 2 EnerFuture scenarios used as baseline: Balance & Renaissance
  • Modelling methodology included
  • 9 data series for each country/region covering non-CO2 GHGs: CH4, N2O, SF6, HFCs and PFCs.
  • UNIQUE! Gain unique insight & comprehensive data from one of a very few recognised MACCs experts worldwide
  • Benefit from the time-tested and reputable POLES model
  • Service can be integrated in the EnerFuture service or given as a stand-alone
  • 24/7 online access
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This service is available through a 12 month subscription, for a limited number of registered users.

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