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Evaluation of renewable energy policies in an integrated economic-energy-environment model

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  • Kancs, d'Artis
  • Wohlgemuth, Norbert

In this paper we develop an applied general equilibrium framework for assessing socio-economic impacts of alternative renewable energy policies and apply it to the bioenergy sector. The policy scenarios are assessed in a comparative static analysis. The numerical simulation results allow us to assess and compare welfare and distributional impacts of alternative renewable energy policies. Our empirical findings suggest that the bioenergy sector in Poland would benefit most from an indirect tax reduction. According to our simulation results, reducing the fossil energy sectors’ subsidies would be the second best policy option.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Forest Policy and Economics.

Volume (Year): 10 (2008)
Issue (Month): 3 (January)
Pages: 128-139

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Handle: RePEc:eee:forpol:v:10:y:2008:i:3:p:128-139
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  1. d'Artis Kancs & Hans Kremers, 2002. "Assessing Impacts of Alternative Renewable Energy Strategies," EERI Research Paper Series EERI_RP_2002_03, Economics and Econometrics Research Institute (EERI), Brussels.
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  5. Bovenberg, A. Lans & Goulder, Lawrence H., 1997. "Costs of Environmentally Motivated Taxes in the Presence of Other Taxes: General Equilibrium Analyses," National Tax Journal, National Tax Association, vol. 50(1), pages 59-88, March.
  6. Pietruszko, S.M. & Wisniewski, G. & Chwieduk, D. & Wnuk, R., 1996. "Potential of renewable energies in Poland," Renewable Energy, Elsevier, vol. 9(1), pages 1124-1127.
  7. Roger Diedrich, Thomas W. Petersik, 2001. "Forecasting US renewables in the national energy modelling system," International Journal of Global Energy Issues, Inderscience Enterprises Ltd, vol. 15(1/2), pages 141-158.
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