The Y-factor visualizes the complexity of climate abatement. There is a wide variety of technologies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, spread throughout all sectors of the economy. Abatement options are typically presented in terms of the abatement costs and abatement potential, in a so-called marginal abatement cost curve (MACC). The abatement costs are the costs needed to reduce reduce greenhouse gas emissions (Euro/ton CO2). The abatement potential are the emissions that can be avoided (ton CO2).
But there is more to it than Euro's and tons.
Choosing between abatement measures is difficult: low-cost options are not necessarily easy to realize.
This tool, the Y-factor visualizes a variety of factors influencing
The elements below enable you to:
This work has been developed at TU Delft. For more information: contact Emile Chappin.