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Electricity generation options for reduction in carbon emissions

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2002

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Whittington, H.W., 2002, Electricity generation options for reduction in carbon emissions: Philosophical Transactions: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, v. 36, iss. 1797, 16 p.

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Regional systems, increased competition, and environmental imperatives are forcing a reallocation of state and federal regulatory responsibilities for the US electric power sector. The great extent of regional diversity in the sector raises a policy relevant empirical question. Is this diversity due to choice or circumstance? This paper finds circumstance to be a more significant determinant of fundamental performance than choice, but also finds evidence that decisions at the margin reflect the diverse preferences of regional policies. This suggests a continued role for (more responsive) state level regulation in order to satisfy diverse preferences. Uncertainty about the optimal endpoint of restructuring reinforces the value of continued [...]

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