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Environmental Policy, Fuel Prices, and the Switch to Natural Gas in Santiago, Chile

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  • Coria, Jessica

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In this study, I analyze the role of environmental policies and energy cost savings in the switch to natural gas by stationary sources in Chile. According to the data, most of the switching was induced by the lower cost of natural gas, although environmental policies played a small role and showed that sources were more sensitive to the cost of energy than to environmental regulation.

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Paper provided by Resources For the Future in its series Discussion Papers with number dp-08-28-efd.

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Date of creation: 15 Oct 2008
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Handle: RePEc:rff:dpaper:dp-08-28-efd

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  1. Palacios, Milagros & Ch Vez, Carlos, 2005. "Determinants of compliance in the emissions compensation program in Santiago, Chile," Environment and Development Economics, Cambridge University Press, vol. 10(04), pages 453-483, August.
  2. Blackman, Allen & Harrington, Winston, 1999. "The Use of Economic Incentives in Developing Countries: Lessons from International Experience with Industrial Air Pollution," Discussion Papers dp-99-39, Resources For the Future.
  3. Adam Jaffe & Richard Newell & Robert Stavins, 2002. "Environmental Policy and Technological Change," Environmental & Resource Economics, European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, vol. 22(1), pages 41-70, June.
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