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Competition and Regulation as a Means of Reducing CO2 Emissions: Experience from U.S. Fossil Fuel Power Plants

Christian Growitsch (), Simon Paulus and Heike Wetzel ()

Annual Conference 2017 (Vienna): Alternative Structures for Money and Banking from Verein für Socialpolitik / German Economic Association

Abstract: In this article, we analyze the relative CO2 emission performance across 48 states in the U.S. using a two-stage empirical approach. In the first stage, we identify the states that followed best practice by applying benchmarking techniques. In the second stage, we regress our CO2 emission performance indicators on the state-specific national gas prices, the states’ CO2 regulatory policies and a number of other state-specific factors in order to identify the main drivers of the developments.

JEL-codes: C61 D24 L94 Q58 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-com, nep-ene, nep-env and nep-reg
Date: 2017
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