Estimation of the Willingness to Pay for CO2 Savings –
Thore Holm, Uwe Latacz-Lohmann, Jens-Peter Loy, Norbert Schulz
Published: 01.06.2015 〉 Volume 64 (2015), Number 2, 63-75 〉 Resort: Articles
Submitted: N. A. 〉 Feedback to authors after first review: N. A. 〉 Accepted: N. A.
In this article the willingness to pay for different methods to save carbon dioxide emissions in northern Germany are examined by a Discrete Choice Experiment. The results of a latent-class estimation show, that the respondents could be disposed into four different classes. The membership to a certain class is mostly determined by the age and the common preferences for climate protection of the respondents. All respondents have the highest preference to save CO2 emissions by CO2-certificates, the lowest preferences exist for the carbon dioxide capture and storage method. The results vary between a willingness to pay for saving CO2 emissions of 644 €/t and a willingness to accept a certain method for a compensation of 161 €/t carbon dioxide.