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Using Choice Modelling to assess the willingness to pay of Queensland households to reduce greenhouse

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  • Galina Ivanova

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    (Faculty of Arts, Business, Informatics and Education at CQ University)

  • John Rolfe

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    (Faculty of Business and Informatics at Central Queensland University)

  • Gail Tucker

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    (Centre for Environmental Management at CQ University)

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    This paper presents the results of a choice modeling survey of households in Queensland to assess values for reductions in national greenhouse emissions by 2020. The study is novel in two main ways. First, labeled alternatives were used to assess whether the types of broad management options for reducing net emissions (green power, alternative technologies or carbon capture) are significant in understanding preferences for reducing emissions. Second, the importance of the level and type of uncertainty involved in reductions is tested. They include (1) the uncertainty of achieving emissions reduction and (2) the uncertainty of international participation as the percentage of total global emissions covered by international agreements. The results of this survey identified how choice responses vary when the level of uncertainty associated with emissions reduction options are included within choice alternatives.

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    Paper provided by Environmental Economics Research Hub, Crawford School of Public Policy, The Australian National University in its series Environmental Economics Research Hub Research Reports with number 1067.

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    Date of creation: May 2010
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    Handle: RePEc:een:eenhrr:1067

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