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Economic Regulation and the Design of a Carbon Infrastructure for Alberta

Nigel Bankes and Rick Nilson

in Energy Networks and the Law

Published in print February 2012 | ISBN: 9780199645039
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191738647 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199645039.003.0013
Economic Regulation and the Design of a Carbon Infrastructure for Alberta

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This chapter deals with the development and potential regulation of a new form of infrastructure, a carbon infrastructure, to accommodate the adoption of industrial-scale carbon capture and storage (CCS) — a greenhouse gas mitigation technology. It focuses on the development of this infrastructure in Alberta, Canada, and in particular the carbon dioxide pipeline and storage elements of the infrastructure. Two main questions are posed: Is there a case for economic regulation of either or both of these elements of the infrastructure? If so, what form might that regulation take?

Keywords: energy infrastructure; carbon infrastructure; carbon capture and storage; carbon dioxide pipeline

Chapter.  10964 words. 

Subjects: Environment and Energy Law

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