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  • Eckaus, Richard S. (MIT Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research, 1990)
    Policies dealing with global warming require a measure of the effects of the emissions of greenhouse gases that create different magnitudes of instantaneous radiative forcing and have different lifetimes. The Global Warming ...
  • Sigman, Hilary (MIT Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research, 1992)
    Policies that encourage recycling may be used to reduce environmental costs from waste disposal when direct restrictions on disposal are difficult to enforce. Four recycling policies have been advanced: (i) taxes on the ...
  • Taschini, Luca; Grüll, Georg (MIT Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research, 2009-09)
    Equilibrium models have been proposed in literature with the aim of describing the evolution of the price of emission permits. This paper derives _rst estimation methods for the calibration of three competing equilibrium ...
  • Ocaña, Carlos; Pérez-Arriaga, Ignacio; Mendiluce, María (MIT Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research, 2009-08)
    Energy intensity in Spain has increased since 1990, while the opposite has happened in the EU15. Decomposition analysis of primary energy intensity ratios has been used to identify which are the key sectors driving the ...
  • Ellerman, A. Denny (MIT Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research, 1996)
    This paper explores the seeming paradox between the predominant choice of natural gas for capacity additions to generate electricity in the United States and the continuing large share of coal in meeting incremental ...
  • Joskow, Paul L. (MIT Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research, 1994)
    This paper examines recent efforts to expand competitive opportunities in the electric power sector in the US. I start with a brief overview of the structure and regulation of the US electricity sector as it existed in the ...
  • Joskow, Paul L. (MIT Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research, 2006)
    Evidence from the U.S. and some other countries indicates that organized wholesale markets for electrical energy and operating reserves do not provide adequate incentives to stimulate the proper quantity or mix of generating ...
  • Ellerman, A. Denny; Trotignon, Raphael (2008)
    This paper exploits a little used data resource within the central registry of the European Union’s Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) to analyze cross border flows of allowances for compliance purposes during the first ...
  • Pérez-Arriaga, Ignacio J.; Olmos, Luis (MIT Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research, 2009-07)
    This paper presents a comprehensive design of electricity transmission charges that are meant to recover regulated network costs. In addition, these charges must be able to meet a set of inter-related objectives. Most ...
  • Ellerman, A. Denny; Kan, Hongjun (MIT Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research, 2001)
    As China's economy has grown, atmospheric pollution has become a greater problem and a matter of increasing concern to policymakers at all levels of government. One of the principal pollutants has been sulfur dioxide (SO2), ...
  • Shepard, Andrea (MIT Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research, 1991)
    Predictions derived from a principal-agent analysis of the manufacturer-retailer relationship are derived and tested using microdata on contractual form, outlet characteristics and retail prices for gasoline stations in ...
  • Cramton, Peter C.; Stoft, Steven (MIT Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research, 2006)
    This paper compares market designs intended to solve the resource adequacy (RA) problem, and finds that, in spite of rivalrous claims, the most advanced designs have nearly converged. The original dichotomy between approaches ...
  • Morris, Jennifer F.; Jacoby, Henry D.; Reilly, John M.; Paltsev, Sergey (2009)
    We consider the cost of meeting emissions reduction targets consistent with a G8 proposal of a 50 percent global reduction in emissions by 2050, and an Obama Administration proposal of an 80 percent reduction over this ...
  • Smith, Anne E.; Platt, Jeremy B.; Ellerman, A. Denny (MIT Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research, 1998)
    A common assertion in public policy discussions is that the cost of achieving the SO2 emissions reductions under the acid rain provisions of the Clean Air Act ("Title IV") has been only one-tenth or less of what Title IV ...
  • Adelman, Morris Albert; Watkins, G. C. (MIT Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research, 2002)
    In what follows, we highlight problems created by aggregation using fixed conversion coefficients (Section 1). We then offer an economic index approach as an alternative, one that recognizes changing relative values of oil ...
  • Schmalensee, Richard (MIT Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research, 1993)
    Recently, some have argued that tougher environmental policies can create jobs, stimulate innovation, and enhance competitiveness. On this view, economic side effects make environmental protection a sort of green free ...
  • Ryan, Stephen (MIT Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research, 2005)
    The typical cost analysis of an environmental regulation consists of an engineering estimate of the compliance costs. In industries where fixed costs are an important determinant of market structure this static analysis ...
  • Joskow, Paul L. (MIT CEEPR, 2011-10)
  • Hori, Takahide (MIT Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research, 2001)
    The movement of deregulation in Japan's electric power industry started in 1995 with the revision of the Electric Utility Industry Law. During these past over five years, levels of various discussions have been made in ...
  • Adelman, Morris Albert (MIT Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research, 1998)
    Short-run cost curves shift over time as depletion counters increasing knowledge. Under competition, a rightward (leftward) shift indicates lower (higher) cost and greater (lesser) productivity. A simple coefficient captures ...
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