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Environmental Policy, Fuel Prices, and the Switch to Natural Gas in Santiago, Chile

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  • Coria, Jessica

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In this study, I analyze the role of environmental policies and energy cost savings in the switch to natural gas by stationary sources in Chile. According to the data, most of the switching was induced by the lower cost of natural gas, although environmental policies played a small role and showed that sources were more sensitive to the cost of energy than to environmental regulation.

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  • Coria, Jessica, 2008. "Environmental Policy, Fuel Prices, and the Switch to Natural Gas in Santiago, Chile," Discussion Papers dp-08-28-efd, Resources For the Future.
  • Handle: RePEc:rff:dpaper:dp-08-28-efd
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    1. Palacios, Milagros & Ch Vez, Carlos, 2005. "Determinants of compliance in the emissions compensation program in Santiago, Chile," Environment and Development Economics, Cambridge University Press, vol. 10(04), pages 453-483, August.
    2. Coria, Jessica & Sterner, Thomas, 2008. "Tradable Permits in Developing Countries: Evidence from air pollution in Santiago, Chile," Working Papers in Economics 326, University of Gothenburg, Department of Economics.
    3. Blackman, Allen & Harrington, Winston, 1999. "The Use of Economic Incentives in Developing Countries: Lessons from International Experience with Industrial Air Pollution," Discussion Papers dp-99-39, Resources For the Future.
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    Keywords

    Environmental policy; technological adoption; tradable permits; developing countries;

    JEL classification:

    • O29 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Development Planning and Policy - - - Other
    • O32 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Management of Technological Innovation and R&D
    • O38 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Government Policy
    • Q55 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics - - - Environmental Economics: Technological Innovation
    • Q58 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics - - - Environmental Economics: Government Policy

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