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Multi-regional evaluation of the U.S. electricity sector under technology and policy uncertainties: Findings from MARKAL EPA9rUS modeling

  • Balash, Peter
  • Nichols, Christopher
  • Victor, Nadejda
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    The concern of the environmental impacts of electricity generation from fossil fuels and the desire for the country to be less dependent on fossil fuels have resulted in the U.S. Government offering various incentives to promote electricity from renewable sources. The U.S. electricity generation sector faces uncertainties that include future demand, the costs of supply, and the effects of regulation policies. National policies that aim to promote “clean” energy sources may have different impacts for different areas of the country, so it is important to understand the regional effects in addition to the larger national picture. The primary purpose of this paper is to shed some light on the uncertainties associated with the outcomes of possible regulations.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Socio-Economic Planning Sciences.

    Volume (Year): 47 (2013)
    Issue (Month): 2 ()
    Pages: 89-119

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