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

  • Stephan Slingerland
  • Paulien De Jong
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    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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    Article provided by Taylor & Francis Journals in its journal Journal of Environmental Planning and Management.

    Volume (Year): 41 (1998)
    Issue (Month): 2 ()
    Pages: 195-208

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    Handle: RePEc:taf:jenpmg:v:41:y:1998:i:2:p:195-208
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