SAP has published its carbon abatement cost curve for 2010, which is the first that I’ve seen for a specific company versus the McKinsey cost curves which are general guidelines. Think of the graph as “abatement impact versus cost effectiveness” so ideally, each rectangle would be as wide and long as possible.
Interesting to note the red horizontal line just above the x-coordinate, which is the price of carbon: 15 euro / tCO2e.
A few other observationss:
- Telepresence is separated from regular video conferencing, the latter having a much bigger rectangle (due to scale?)
- Corporate car is wide and shallow, meaning a large abatement impact but a modest cost effectiveness.
- The only categories that are not cost effective are purchase of renewable electricity and generating solar electricity. Every single category with these two exceptions appears to be cost effective.
Kudos to SAP for putting this data into the public domain.