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Optimal time for investment to regulate emissions of particulate matter in Indian thermal power plants

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  • SENGUPTA, ISHITA

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This study aims to find the optimal switching point for the Indian coal-based power plants to switch to a cost-effective technology and reduce particulate emissions. Regulation in the form of an emission standard, an emissions tax, an ash tax, or a coal tax provides an incentive for the power plants to abate. We have taken a period of 40 years to show the pattern of abatement in a sample of 40 power plants. Linear programming using GAMS has been used for the analysis to determine when the plants will shift to cost-efficient technology. We have first done the analysis on a firm-to-firm basis and then we have aggregated to show the variability of our results.

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  • Sengupta, Ishita, 2007. "Optimal time for investment to regulate emissions of particulate matter in Indian thermal power plants," Environment and Development Economics, Cambridge University Press, vol. 12(06), pages 827-860, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:cup:endeec:v:12:y:2007:i:06:p:827-860_00
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    1. Mani, Muthukumara & Markandya, Anil & Sagar, Aarsi & Sahin, Sebnem, 2012. "India’s economic growth and environmental sustainability : what are the tradeoffs ?," Policy Research Working Paper Series 6208, The World Bank.

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