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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...

Corporate power and US economic and environmental policy, 1978–2008

Harland Prechel.

in Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society

November 2012; p ublished online March 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Energy Economics; Energy and Utilities; Antitrust Issues and Policies; Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behaviour. 11004 words.

The analysis here critically evaluates the ‘new corporate environmentalism’ and elaborates a relational theory of the state to explain policy formation in the US electrical energy industry....

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Electricity in Europe: exiting fossil fuels?

Richard Green and Iain Staffell.

in Oxford Review of Economic Policy

January 2016; p ublished online April 2016 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Energy Economics; Energy and Utilities. 9798 words.

There are many options for generating electricity with low carbon emissions, and the electrification of heat and transport can decarbonize energy use across the economy. This places the...

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Electricity market integration and the impact of unilateral policy reforms

Luigi Grossi, Sven Heim, Kai Hüschelrath and Michael Waterson.

in Oxford Economic Papers

July 2018; p ublished online March 2018 .

Journal Article. Subjects: International Trade; Energy Economics; Energy and Utilities; Industry Studies. 9317 words.

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We investigate the impact that two German energy reforms—phase-out of nuclear power plants after the Fukushima incident and expansion of renewables...

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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Natural Gas: An Overview of a Lower-Carbon Transformation Fuel

Anne Neumann and Christian von Hirschhausen.

in Review of Environmental Economics and Policy

January 2015; p ublished online January 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Energy and Utilities; Energy Economics; Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance. 8875 words.

This article provides an overview of the natural gas industry, which we view as a bridge fuel toward a lower-carbon energy system in many countries and regions around the world. Based on a...

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New Labour, energy policy and ‘competitive markets’

Ian Rutledge.

in Cambridge Journal of Economics

November 2007; p ublished online October 2007 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Energy and Utilities; Energy Economics; Industry Studies; Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance. 13549 words.

By the end of New Labour's first term four central objectives of energy policy had become established: ‘cheap’ energy, the relief of fuel poverty, a major reduction of carbon dioxide...

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SOCIALISM FOR RED STATES IN THE ELECTRIC UTILITY INDUSTRY

Richard Schmalensee.

in Journal of Competition Law & Economics

September 2016; p ublished online October 2016 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Nonprofit Organizations and Public Enterprise; Energy and Utilities; Economic History; Energy Economics; Publicly Provided Goods. 7221 words.

The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) and the other federal electric utilities were created under Democratic administrations, and their service territories were initially bluer (that is,...