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Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: Impacts of Market-based Environmental and Generation Policy on Scrubber Electricity Usage
Author(s): Bellas, Allen S
Lange, Ian
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Keywords: Pollution control
Technological change
Issue Date: 2008
Date Deposited: 8-Apr-2013
Citation: Bellas AS & Lange I (2008) Impacts of Market-based Environmental and Generation Policy on Scrubber Electricity Usage. Energy Journal, 29 (2), pp. 151-164.
Abstract: The introduction of scrubbers as a means of controlling sulfur dioxide (SO2) emissions from stationary sources coincided with the implementation of the Clean Air Act of 1970. Since that time, there have been many policy changes affecting the electricity generation industry. These changes can be characterized as moving from direct regulation toward market-ba.sed incentives, both in deregulation or restructuring of power markets and adoption of marketbased environmental regulation. These changes provide natural e.xperiments for investigating whether the form of regulation can alter the rate of technological progress. This paper analyzes changes in scrubbers' use of electricity (also known as parasitic load) in relation to regulatory policy regimes. Results show that restructured electricity markets led to innovations that reduced parasitic load considerably (35-45%). Conversely, the change to a cap-and-trade system for SO^ has not led to similar reductions.
DOI Link: 10.5547/ISSN0195-6574-EJ-Vol29-No2-8
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