An abatement cost, is the cost associated with reducing environmental negatives such as pollution. Marginal costs allows one to measure the economic cost of an additional unit. So, marginal abatement cost, in general, measures the cost of reducing one more unit of pollution. The marginal abatement cost curve shows the marginal cost of additional reductions in pollution.
Using the Marginal Abatement Cost Curve Tool
In the fields below, begin by entering the units of the pollution reduction.
After inputting the units and credit price begin entering each project, its corresponding net present value (NPV) and the expected pollution reduction. If you already have this information in a spreadsheet you can import all of it in a CSV file and skip entering the project information manually.
Up to 10 different projects and their data can be input into the tool.
Projects can be added (click "Add Project") or removed (click "X").
With all of the data input - click the "Create MACC". The MACC graph will be generated at the top of the page.
The MACC can be exported in a variety of image formats to be embedded into your own presentations and reports.
Once the MACC has been generated, you can view the data entered in ascending order based on marginal abatement cost, NPV or reductions, simply click one of the buttons at the bottom of the page. A corresponding ordered list will appear at the bottom of the page.
Units of Reduction and Credit Price (where applicable):
For the reductions please indicate the units for the reduction (i.e. tonnes CO2e : t SO2 : kilograms Hg : kg PM2.5):
Units of Reduction:
Enter the credit price. If this is not applicable, leave it blank.
Credit Price ($/units):
Enter the project information below or import excel data in the form of a CSV file. Click here to check format.
After all project(s) data is entered, a MACC will be generated at the top of the page.
After generating a MACC, these buttons can be used to view the project inputs in ascending order based on MAC, NPV and Emissions Reductions