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Measuring multiple impacts of low-carbon energy options in a green economy context

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  • Ürge-Vorsatz, Diana
  • Kelemen, Agnes
  • Tirado-Herrero, Sergio
  • Thomas, Stefan
  • Thema, Johannes
  • Mzavanadze, Nora
  • Hauptstock, Dorothea
  • Suerkemper, Felix
  • Teubler, Jens
  • Gupta, Mukesh
  • Chatterjee, Souran

Abstract

The economic assessment of low-carbon energy options is the primary step towards the design of policy portfolios to foster the green energy economy. However, today these assessments often fall short of including important determinants of the overall cost-benefit balance of such options by not including indirect costs and benefits, even though these can be game-changing. This is often due to the lack of adequate methodologies.

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  • Ürge-Vorsatz, Diana & Kelemen, Agnes & Tirado-Herrero, Sergio & Thomas, Stefan & Thema, Johannes & Mzavanadze, Nora & Hauptstock, Dorothea & Suerkemper, Felix & Teubler, Jens & Gupta, Mukesh & Chatter, 2016. "Measuring multiple impacts of low-carbon energy options in a green economy context," Applied Energy, Elsevier, vol. 179(C), pages 1409-1426.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:appene:v:179:y:2016:i:c:p:1409-1426
    DOI: 10.1016/j.apenergy.2016.07.027
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