Technical Meeting on Interactions between Energy and Carbon Pricing Policies

This technical meeting, organized jointly by the Ministry of Energy of Chile and the PMR, provided an opportunity for participants to exchange with international experts and private sector representatives on how pricing instruments and technology-focused policies can form a coherent policy package aligned with economic growth, social effectiveness, and mid- to long-term mitigation objectives. Issues related to the economic situation of the energy industry and cost for consumers were discussed.
Date: 
Nov 05, 2014
Venue: 
Santiago, Chile
November 5, 2014
1. Opening Remarks and Objectives
14:00
Moderator: Nicola Borregaard, Ministry of Energy, Chile
Malcolm Cosgrove-Davies, World Bank Group
2. Energy and Carbon Pricing Policies
Energy and Carbon Pricing Policies: Can Individual Goals Be Achieved Jointly?
This session introduced Participants to the respective roles of carbon pricing and energy policies in climate mitigation policy packages. Convergent and conflicting objectives and other interactions between carbon pricing and energy policies were discussed along with possible policy options to address them.
14:15
Felix Matthes, Öko-Institut
Energy and Carbon Pricing Policy Packages: Key Elements of Coordination
Structure and Regulatory Framework of the Power Sector and Effectiveness of Carbon Pricing
In this session, Participants looked into possible interactions between carbon pricing instruments and the structure and regulatory framework of the power industry. Ypoics of discussion included challenges to enabling effective carbon price signal through carbon pricing in countries where the electricity generation sector is highly planned and regulated. Findings from a study supported by the World Bank’s Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP) were shared.
15:00
Dominique Finon, CIRED, France
Structure and Regulatory Framework of the Power Sector: What Impact on the Effectiveness of Carbon Pricing?
15:30 Break
Pursuing Energy and Climate Mitigation Objectives While Addressing Competitiveness and Redistribution Issues
Participants discussed opportunities and challenges with the design and implementation of policy packages aligned with economic growth, social effectiveness, and mid- to long-term mitigation objectives. In addition, presenters shared issues related to the economic situation of the energy industry and cost for consumers.
16:00
Cecil Morden, National Treasury, South Africa
South Africa: The Case for a Carbon Tax
Philipp Hauser, GDF SUEZ Energy Latin America
Carbon-Energy Pricing Duo: Impacts on the Private Sector's Activity and Investments
17:00
Vikram Widge, World Bank Group
End of meeting