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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...

Cutting Carbon, Take Two: A Brief Guide to Federal Electricity-Sector Climate Policy without Cap-and-Trade

Joshua Linn and Nathan Richardson.

in Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy

September 2013; p ublished online August 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Energy and Utilities; Environmental Economics. 8983 words.

This paper explores federal policies, other than a carbon price, for reducing emissions from the electric power sector. These policies fall into two major categories: policies that...

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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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Regulation of Natural Gas in the United States, Canada, and Europe: Prospects for a Low Carbon Fuel

Jeff D. Makholm.

in Review of Environmental Economics and Policy

January 2015; p ublished online January 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Environmental Economics; Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance; Energy and Utilities; Economic History; Production and Organizations; Law and Economics; Regulation and Industrial Policy. 9920 words.

The United States and Canada have seen a competitive and technological revolution in unconventional natural gas production in the 21st Century—dramatically lowering the price of gas and...

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What Explains the Increased Utilization of Powder River Basin Coal in Electric Power Generation?

Shelby Gerking and Stephen F. Hamilton.

in American Journal of Agricultural Economics

November 2008; p ublished online November 2008 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Environmental Economics; Energy and Utilities; Industry Studies. 12338 words.

This article examines possible explanations for increased utilization of Powder River Basin (PRB) coal in electric power generation that occurred over the last two decades. Did more...

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