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Reduction of Waste and Electricity Demand in The Netherlands: A Hypothetical Intervention


  • Stephan Slingerland
  • Paulien De Jong


An important question in the present reorganization and liberalization of infrastructure networks in many countries is what kind of regulatory regimes can provide incentives for demand management and reduction in a future situation. In this paper, the present situation in the Dutch waste and electricity sectors is analysed. It is concluded that a quantity-based tariff system and the entwined interests of organizations are key impediments to effective demand management in these two sectors. A hypothetical intervention is proposed which aims to remove these two fundamental drawbacks. Some likely consequences of the suggested intervention are discussed.

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  • Stephan Slingerland & Paulien De Jong, 1998. "Reduction of Waste and Electricity Demand in The Netherlands: A Hypothetical Intervention," Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 41(2), pages 195-208.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:jenpmg:v:41:y:1998:i:2:p:195-208
    DOI: 10.1080/09640569811704

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