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Peer Review Status: Unrefereed
Title: Voluntary Programs to Encourage Diffusion: The Case of the Combined Heat-and-Power Partnership
Author(s): Ferrara, Andreas
Lange, Ian
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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
Environmental permits
Industrial productivity History
JEL Code(s): Q58: Environmental Economics: Government Policy
Q48: Energy: Government Policy
L51: Economics of Regulation
L94: Electric Utilities
Issue Date: 1-Jul-2011
Date Deposited: 25-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 Paper
Affiliation: University of Stirling

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