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MAC

Marginal Abatement Cost

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Categorized Under: Climate

 

 

ICF International has more than a decade of experience developing marginal abatement cost (MAC) curves for greenhouse gases (GHG) for specific countries and regions. For each mitigation option, ICF evaluates the capital and operation costs of the technology or the benefits in terms of cost savings and emission reductions.

ICF has been assisting U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in developing international MACs for non-CO2 GHGs and integrating results with models used by economic modelers. Specifically, ICF has developed international MACs for the following sectors:

  • Coal mining
  • Natural gas systems
  • Petroleum systems
  • Landfilling of wastes
  • Livestock manure management systems
  • Nitric acid production
  • Adipic acid production
  • Semiconductor manufacturing
  • Magnesium production
  • Primary aluminum production
  • Electric power systems
  • HCFC-22 production
  • Refrigeration
  • Air conditioning
  • Aerosols
  • Fire extinguishing
  • Solvents
  • Foams

For these sectors, we developed a detailed MAC for the United States and MACs for specific countries and regions. For each mitigation option, ICF evaluated the capital and operation costs of the technology or the benefits in terms of cost savings and the emission reductions.

ICF has developed international MACs under separate contracts to EPA, the International Energy Agency Greenhouse Gas R&D Programme (IEAGHG), and recently for the New Zealand Ministry for the Environment.

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