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Peer Review Status: Unrefereed
Title: Voluntary Programs to Encourage Diffusion: The Case of the Combined Heat-and-Power Partnership
Authors: Ferrara, Andreas
Lange, Ian
Contact Email: i.a.lange@stir.ac.uk
Citation: Ferrara A & Lange I (2011) Voluntary Programs to Encourage Diffusion: The Case of the Combined Heat-and-Power Partnership. Stirling Economics Discussion Paper, 2011-16.
Keywords: Voluntary Environmental Measures
Combined Heat and Power
Fossil Fuels
JEL Code(s): Q58
Q48
L51
L94
Issue Date: Jul-2011
Series/Report no.: Stirling Economics Discussion Paper, 2011-16
Abstract: In the last decade, voluntary environmental programs have increased considerably in scope. A novel use of these programs is to di¤use new technology in industry as means to improving their environmental outcomes. This paper tests whether the US Environmental Protection Agency s Combined Heat-and-Power Partnership has encouraged the installation of CHP applications since its start in 2001. Two hypotheses are tested here, whether (i) the Partnership has encouraged the installation of CHP applications and (ii) if the partnership has encouraged utilization of CHP once installed. Using nearest neighbor matching on data for electricity plants in the US, results nd weak evidence that the program has helped CHP system spread, controlling for the selection of rms into the partnership.
Type: Working or Discussion Paper
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1893/3204
Affiliation: University of Stirling
Economics

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