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Electricity Price Impacts of Alternative Greenhouse Gas Emission Cap-and-Trade Programs


  • Edelston, Bruce
  • Armstrong, Dave
  • Kirsch, Laurence D.
  • Morey, Mathew J.


Limits on greenhouse gas emissions would raise the prices of the goods and services that require such emissions for their production, including electricity. Looking at a variety of emission limit cases and scenarios for selling or allocating allowances to load-serving entities, the authors estimate how the burden of greenhouse gas limits are likely to be distributed among electricity consumers in different states.

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  • Edelston, Bruce & Armstrong, Dave & Kirsch, Laurence D. & Morey, Mathew J., 2009. "Electricity Price Impacts of Alternative Greenhouse Gas Emission Cap-and-Trade Programs," The Electricity Journal, Elsevier, vol. 22(6), pages 37-46, July.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:jelect:v:22:y:2009:i:6:p:37-46

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    1. Inglesi-Lotz, Roula & Blignaut, James N., 2014. "Improving the electricity efficiency in South Africa through a benchmark-and-trade system," Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Elsevier, vol. 30(C), pages 833-840.

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