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Environmental Regulation and Innovation: A Panel Data Study
In a 1991 essay in Scientific American, Michael Porter suggested that environmental regulation may have a positive effect on the performance of domestic firms relative to their foreign competitors by… Expand
Tightening Environmental Standards: The Benefit-Cost or the No-Cost Paradigm?
This paper takes issue with the Porter-van der Linde claim that traditional benefit-cost analysis is a fundamental misrepresentation of the environmental problem. They contend that stringent… Expand
Sulfur Dioxide Control by Electric Utilities: What Are the Gains from Trade?
Title IV of the 1990 Clean Air Act Amendments (CAAA) established a market for transferable sulfur dioxide (SO2) emission allowances among electric utilities. This market offers firms facing high… Expand
The Determinants of Household Recycling: A Material Specific Analysis of Recycling Program Features and Unit Pricing
Abstract This paper analyzes the impact of two popular solid waste programs on the percent recycled of several different materials found in the residential solid waste stream. We examine a unique,… Expand
ENERGY EFFICIENCY POLICIES: A Retrospective Examination
▪ Abstract We review literature on several types of energy efficiency policies: appliance standards, financial incentive programs, information and voluntary programs, and management of government… Expand
Bridging the Energy Efficiency Gap: Policy Insights from Economic Theory and Empirical Evidence
Despite several decades of government policies to promote energy efficiency, estimates of the costs and benefits of such policies remain controversial. At the heart of the controversy is whether… Expand
The Cost of Reducing Municipal Solid Waste
Abstract This paper studies three price-based policies for solid waste reduction: (i) deposit/refunds; (ii) advance disposal fees; and (iii) recycling subsidies. We parameterize a simple model of… Expand
COST-EFFECTIVENESS OF RENEWABLE ELECTRICITY POLICIES
We analyze policies to promote renewable sources of electricity. A renewable portfolio standard raises electricity prices and primarily reduces gas-fired generation. A “knee” of the cost curve exists… Expand
Ancillary benefits of reduced air pollution in the US from moderate greenhouse gas mitigation policies in the electricity sector
This paper considers how moderate actions to slow atmospheric accumulation of greenhouse gases from fossil fuel use also could reduce conventional air pollutants in the United States. The benefits… Expand
The Effect of Allowance Allocation on the Cost of Carbon Emission Trading
We investigate the cost-effectiveness and distributional effects of a revenue-raising auction, grandfathering, and a generation performance standard as alternative approaches for distributing carbon… Expand