Valuing Residual Emissions in Electricity Planningby James E. Helmich, JBS Energy Inc, Sacramento, United States,
Gayatri M. Schilberg, JBS Energy Inc, Sacramento, United States,
William B. Marcus, JBS Energy Inc, Sacramento, United States,
Abstract: Incorporating the valuation of residual emissions into calculations of social cost permits comparisons among alternative sources of electricity generation inclusive of environmental impacts. Such a technique has been adopted for electricity planning in several states and is proposed in others. This paper describes this method, answers some criticisms, and discusses quantitative impacts.
Subject Headings: Electric power | Social factors | Emissions | Permits | Comparative studies | Environmental issues | Effluents
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