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Economic, Environmental, and Coal Market Impacts of Sulfur Dioxide Emissions Trading under Alternative Acid Rain Control Proposals (1989)

Paper Number: EE-0445

Document Date: 03/01/1989

Author(s):  ICF Resources Incorporated

Subject Area(s): Economic Analysis, Economic Incentives, Trading and Marketable Permits

Keywords: Economic Analysis, Economic Incentives, Trading and Marketable Permits


This report examines the ramifications of different levels of emissions trading in the context of two representative electric utility sulfur dioxide emission reduction proposals designed to control acid rain, and in the absence of any new control program. The two emission reduction proposals examined are S-316 (a bill introduced by Senator William Proxmire) and a 30 year/1.2 pound proposal.

This paper is part of the  Environmental Economics Research Inventory.

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