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Are we fracked? The impact of falling gas prices and the implications for coal-to-gas switching and carbon emissions

Christopher Knittel, Konstantinos Metaxoglou and Andre Trindade.

in Oxford Review of Economic Policy

January 2016; p ublished online April 2016 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Energy and Utilities; Energy Economics; Environmental Economics. 9607 words.

We discuss the environmental implications of the dramatic drop in the price of natural gas following the US shale gas boom due to the rise of modern hydraulic fracturing. In the first part...

Automobile Fuel Economy Standards: Impacts, Efficiency, and Alternatives

Soren T. Anderson, Ian W. H. Parry, James M. Sallee and Carolyn Fischer.

in Review of Environmental Economics and Policy

January 2011; p ublished online May 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Environmental Economics; Energy Economics; Transportation Systems; Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue. 9079 words.

This article discusses automobile fuel economy standards in the United States and other countries. We first describe how these programs affect the automobile market, including impacts on...

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Bioenergy Supply and Environmental Impacts on Cropland: Insights from Multi-market Forecasts in a Great Lakes Subregional Bioeconomic Model

Aklesso Egbendewe-Mondzozo, Scott M. Swinton, Shujiang Kang, Wilfred M. Post, Julian C. Binfield and Wyatt Thompson.

in Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy

December 2015; p ublished online January 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Environmental Economics; Energy Economics; Agricultural Economics. 7062 words.

Using subregional models of crop production choices in central Wisconsin and southwest Michigan, we predict biomass production, land use, and environmental impacts with details that are...

Clean energy and international oil

Marianne Haug.

in Oxford Review of Economic Policy

January 2011; p ublished online January 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Agricultural, Environmental, and Natural Resource Economics; Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue; Environmental Economics; Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance; Technological Change; Research and Development; Welfare Economics; Renewable Resources and Conservation; Energy Economics; Economic History; Market Structure and Pricing; Non-renewable Resources and Conservation. 12012 words.

Oil has been the world's dominant fuel for more than 50 years. Substitution of oil for power generation and heating has progressed since the 1970s, but substitution of oil in transport...

Climate policy

John Hassler, Per Krusell and Jonas Nycander.

in Economic Policy

July 2016; p ublished online July 2016 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Technological Change; Research and Development; Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity; Energy Economics; Environmental Economics. 23932 words.

This paper makes suggestions for climate policy and defends them based on recent research in economics and the natural sciences. In summary: (i) the optimal carbon tax is rather modest;...

Closing coal: economic and moral incentives

Paul Collier and Anthony J. Venables.

in Oxford Review of Economic Policy

January 2014; p ublished online February 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Environmental Economics; Energy Economics; Non-renewable Resources and Conservation. 10778 words.

Climate policy requires that much of the world’s reserves of fossil fuels remain unburned. This paper makes the case for implementing this directly through policy to close the global coal...

Cost–benefit tests for GHG emissions from biofuel production

Harry de Gorter and Yacov Tsur.

in European Review of Agricultural Economics

June 2010; p ublished online June 2010 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Environmental Economics; Energy Economics; Agricultural Economics. 5229 words.

Biofuel greenhouse gas (GHG)-reduction standards calculated via life-cycle assessment are shown to be biased, even when indirect land-use change is included, because they are based on...

Divergences in Long-Run Trends in the Prices of Energy and Energy Services

Roger Fouquet.

in Review of Environmental Economics and Policy

January 2011; p ublished online July 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Agricultural, Environmental, and Natural Resource Economics; Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles; Technological Change; Research and Development; Environmental Economics; Renewable Resources and Conservation; Energy Economics; Transportation Systems; Non-renewable Resources and Conservation. 10624 words.

This article presents new evidence on very long-run trends in the prices of energy and energy services, such as heat, power, transport, and light, using seven hundred years of data for the...

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Do Energy Efficiency Investments Deliver? Evidence from the Weatherization Assistance Program

Meredith Fowlie, Michael Greenstone and Catherine Wolfram.

in The Quarterly Journal of Economics

August 2018; p ublished online January 2018 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Energy Economics; Environmental Economics. 17366 words.

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A growing number of policies and programs aim to increase investment in energy efficiency, because conventional wisdom suggests that people fail to...

Evaluating Policies to Increase Electricity Generation from Renewable Energy

Richard Schmalensee.

in Review of Environmental Economics and Policy

January 2012; p ublished online December 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Environmental Economics; Energy and Utilities; Energy Economics; Industry Studies. 8905 words.

Building on a review of experience in the United States and the European Union, this article advances four main propositions concerning policies aimed at increasing electricity generation...

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Fossil fuel producers under threat

Frederick van der Ploeg.

in Oxford Review of Economic Policy

January 2016; p ublished online April 2016 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook; Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance; Economics; Technological Change; Research and Development; Non-renewable Resources and Conservation; Energy Economics; Environmental Economics. 9448 words.

Oil and gas producers face three threats: prolonged low oil and gas prices, tightening of climate policy and a tough budget on cumulative carbon emissions, and technological innovation...

Future Prospects for Energy Technologies: Insights from Expert Elicitations

Elena Verdolini, Laura Díaz Anadón, Erin Baker, Valentina Bosetti and Lara Aleluia Reis.

in Review of Environmental Economics and Policy

February 2018; p ublished online February 2018 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Technological Change; Research and Development; Energy Economics; Environmental Economics. 9841 words.

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Expert elicitation is a structured approach for obtaining judgments from experts about items of interest to decision makers. This method has been...

Green Gold or Green Wash: Environmental Consequences of Biofuels in the Developing World*

Gerald C. Nelson and Richard D. Robertson.

in Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Environmental Economics; Energy Economics; Agricultural Economics; Economic Development. 3063 words.

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The Green Paradox in Open Economies: Lessons from Static and Dynamic Models

Ngo Van Long.

in Review of Environmental Economics and Policy

July 2015; p ublished online July 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Environmental Economics; Energy Economics; Non-renewable Resources and Conservation. 10542 words.

This article examines how, in a world with incomplete coordination among countries, well-intentioned unilateral environmental policies may actually harm the global environment. This outcome...

Is the Shale Energy Boom a Bust for Nearby Residents? Evidence from Housing Values in Pennsylvania

Sathya Gopalakrishnan and H. Allen Klaiber.

in American Journal of Agricultural Economics

January 2014; p ublished online September 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Environmental Economics; Energy Economics; Non-renewable Resources and Conservation. 11188 words.

Profitable extraction of previously inaccessible shale energy reserves has led to the rapid expansion of shale exploration across the United States. We present one of the first empirical...

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Mandates and the Incentive for Environmental Innovation

Matthew S Clancy and GianCarlo Moschini.

in American Journal of Agricultural Economics

January 2018; p ublished online October 2017 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue; Technological Change; Research and Development; Energy Economics; Environmental Economics. 12342 words.

Mandates, which establish minimum use quotas for certain goods, are becoming increasingly popular policy tools to promote renewable energy use. In addition to mitigating the pollution...

New Uses of Old Tools? Greenhouse Gas Mitigation with Agriculture Sector Policies

Carol Adaire Jones, Cynthia J. Nickerson and Paul W. Heisey.

in Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy

September 2013; p ublished online August 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Environmental Economics; Energy Economics; Agricultural Economics. 16384 words.

Following the failure of legislative proposals for a multi-sector greenhouse gas (GHG) cap-and-trade policy, the shift in focus to energy sector policies ignores the perhaps substantial...

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Peak oil and energy policy—a critique

Dieter Helm.

in Oxford Review of Economic Policy

January 2011; p ublished online January 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Environmental Economics; Energy Economics; Industry Studies; Non-renewable Resources and Conservation; Economic Development. 12502 words.

Energy policy has frequently been based upon assumptions about future oil prices. At the end of the 1970s it was assumed oil prices would continue to rise. Now a similar assumption pervades...

Policy Monitor—Bonding Requirements for U.S. Natural Gas Producers

Lucas W. Davis.

in Review of Environmental Economics and Policy

January 2015; p ublished online January 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Law and Economics; Environmental Economics; Primary Products; Energy Economics. 7466 words.

Natural gas producers are constantly making tradeoffs between money, time, and environmental risk. The private costs and benefits of drilling are realized immediately, but the external...

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The Potential Supply of Carbon Dioxide Offsets from the Anaerobic Digestion of Dairy Waste in the United States

Brent A. Gloy.

in Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy

March 2011; p ublished online March 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Environmental Economics; Energy Economics; Agricultural Economics. 8614 words.

Anaerobic digestion allows farmers to create renewable energy and significantly reduce manure methane emissions. Estimates of the aggregate supply curve for carbon dioxide (CO2) equivalent...

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