Abatement costs in response to the Swedish charge on nitrogen oxide emissions

Hoeglund-Isaksson L (2005). Abatement costs in response to the Swedish charge on nitrogen oxide emissions. Journal of Environmental Economics and Management 50 (1): 102-120. DOI:10.1016/j.jeem.2004.09.004.

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Abstract

This paper estimates abatement cost functions for reduction of nitrogen oxide emissions from energy production in three industrial sectors. The analysis uses a unique plant-level data set comprising 162 abatement measures implemented by 114 combustion plants and followed annually over the period 1990-96. he analyzed plants became subject to an environmental charge on nitrogen oxide emissions in 1992. The empirical findings suggest that extensive emission reductions have taken place at a zero or very low cost and that effects of learning and technological development in abatement has been present during the analyzed period. The findings support the hypothesis that "low-hanging fruit" is abundant in NOx abatement, however, give little support for the presence of true "win-win"opportunities.

Item Type: Article
Research Programs: Transboundary Air Pollution (TAP)
Transboundary Air Pollution (TAP)
Bibliographic Reference: Journal of Environmental Economics and Management; 50(1):102-120 [2005]
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 02:17
Last Modified: 23 Feb 2016 13:00
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/7520

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