Mandatory Information Disclosure and Environmental Performance in the Electricity Industry

@inproceedings{Delmas2006MandatoryID,
  title={Mandatory Information Disclosure and Environmental Performance in the Electricity Industry},
  author={Magali Delmas and UC Santa Barbara and Mar{\'i}a J. Montes-Sancho and Jay P. Shimshack and Timothy K. M. Beatty and Meredith L. Fowlie and Madhu Khanna and John Lynham and Erin T. Mansur Erin T. Mansur},
  year={2006}
}
This paper examines empirically the impact of mandatory environmental disclosure programs on fuel mix percentages in the United States’ electric utility industry. Our findings show that mandatory disclosure programs can improve environmental performance. We find that the average proportion of fuel usage attributable to fossil fuels significantly decreases and the average proportion of fuel usage attributable to clean fuels significantly increases in response to disclosure programs in the… CONTINUE READING