7.1 Greenhouse gas emissions

7.1.1 CO2 emissions

Total CO2 emissions are the sum of CO2 emissions from fossil-fuel combustion in the power sector, for transportation, in heavy industries, and from land-use change minus emissions from avoided deforestation

\[ Q_{CO2}(t,n) = Q_{CO2ind}(t,n) + Q_{CO2lu}(t,n) - Q_{redd}(t,n) \]

Emissions from land-use change (and REDD) are provided by the land-use module.

CO2 emissions from fossil-fuel combustion in the power sector, for transportation, in heavy industries are computed given the fuel consumed in these sectors multiplied the stoichiometric coefficient emi_sf. Emissions deriving from fossil fuel extraction, \(EX_f\) are also added and emissions stored underground, \(Q_{CCS}\), (when the option is active) are subtracted. \[ Q_{CO2ind}(t,n) = \sum_f \left( emi_st(f)\times Q_f(t,n) \right) + \sum_f (t,n) - Q_{CCS}(t,n) \]

7.1.2 Other greenhouse gas emissions

The other Kyoto greenhouse gases are CH4, N2O, short-lived and long-lived F-gases. The baseline emissions for these gasses are following the EPA projections. This baseline paths are corrected to account for endogenous and costly effort in abatement:

\[ Q_{oghg}(t,n) = emi\_baseline(oghg,t,n) \times (1 - ABAT(oghg,t,n) \times emi\_abat\_max(oghg,t,n)) \]

\(emi\_abat\_max\) is the maximum possible abatement expressed as a share of baseline emissions (\(emi\_baseline\)).

7.1.3 Emission costs

Costs of emissions in case of a climate policy are given by the carbon tax or permit prices, see the section on Climate Policy.

The non-CO2 GHG emission costs are based on marginal abatement curves.

\[\begin{align*} C_{e}(n,t) =& ref_e(n,t) \times \overline{abat}_e(n,t) \times \left( a_e \times ABAT_e(n,t) + \frac{b_e}{c_e} \times \exp\left( c_e \times ABAT_e(n,t) - 1 \right) \right), \\& \forall e \in \{CH_4, N_2O, slf, llf\} \end{align*}\]

where \(a_e\), \(b_e\) and \(c_e\) are the coefficient of the marginal abatement curves.