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Going Green for Less: Cost-Effective Alternative Energy Sources

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  • Roger A. Samson

    (REAP-Canada)

  • Stephanie Bailey Stamler

    (REAP-Canada)

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    Canadian governments have many renewable energy programs in place to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. But which ones are the most cost-effective use of taxpayers' money? The authors conduct an audit to find out.

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    Article provided by C.D. Howe Institute in its journal C.D. Howe Institute Commentary.

    Volume (Year): (2009)
    Issue (Month): 282 (February)
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    Handle: RePEc:cdh:commen:282

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