Evaluation of Renewable Energy Policies

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This paper presents first results of an empirical ex-ante analysis which evaluates the effects of possible renewable energy policies in the Polish bioenergy sector applying an Applied General Equilibrium model. [n the model, producers respond to changes in market prices of different energy goods adjusting their output level and mix, and inputs demand. Consumers respond to the changes in energy products prices with a reduced demand of some goods and services and an increased demand of others. Our empirical findings advocate that the Polish bioenergy sector benefits more from an indirect tax reduction than from a removal of fossil energy sectors' subsidies.